How To Install Apache Hadoop on CentOS 7

Install Apache Hadoop on CentOS 7
Apache Hadoop

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Apache Hadoop on CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, Apache Hadoop is a an open-source software framework written in Java for distributed storage and distributed process, it handles very large size of data sets by distributing it across computer clusters. Rather than rely on hardware to deliver high-availability, the library itself is designed to detect and handle failures at the application layer, so delivering a highly-available service on top of a cluster of computers, each of which may be prone to failures.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you through the step by step installation Apache Hadoop on CentOS 7.

Install Apache Hadoop on CentOS 7

Step 1. Install Java.

Since hadoop is based on java, make sure you have java jdk installed on the system. If you don’t have Java installed on your system, use following link to install it first.

Step 2. Install Apache Hadoop.

It is recommended to create a normal user to configure apache hadoop, create a user using following command:

After creating user, it also required to set up key based ssh to its own account. To do this use execute following commands:

Download the latest stable version of Apache Hadoop, At the moment of writing this article it is version 2.7.0:

Step 3. Configure Apache Hadoop.

Setup environment variables uses by hadoop. Edit ~/.bashrc file and append following values at end of file:

Apply environmental variables to current running session:

Now edit $HADOOP_HOME/etc/hadoop/ file and set JAVA_HOME environment variable:

Hadoop has many of configuration files, which need to configure as per requirements of your hadoop infrastructure. Lets start with the configuration with basic hadoop single node cluster setup:

Edit core-site.xml:

Edit hdfs-site.xml:

Edit mapred-site.xml:

Edit yarn-site.xml:

Now format namenode using following command, do not forget to check the storage directory:

Start all hadoop services use the following command:

To check if all services are started well use ‘jps‘ command:

Step 4. Accessing Apache Hadoop.

Apache Hadoop will be available on HTTP port 8088 and port 50070 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to or http://server-ip:50070. If you are using a firewall, please open port 8088 and 50070 to enable access to the control panel.


Now access port 8088 for getting the information about cluster and all applications:


Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Apache Hadoop. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Apache Hadoop on CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Apache Hadoop web site.

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