Administrator Guide Gets an Extreme Makeover!

Sometimes, it just doesn’t make sense any more to keep building additions onto your little starter home. It’s time to clean house and start over—time to build something new on the site of the old, salvaging the useful pieces, keeping the firm foundation, and designing a grand new home from the ground up.

That’s just what we did with the new and improved Administrator Guide! This guide has been completely reorganized and topics have been renamed, so it’s easier to find what you’re looking for.  We also focused on three popular topics making them more robust and easier to use.

We hope you like what we’ve done so far in phase one. In phase two, you can expect to see even more diagrams, screenshots, and helpful examples throughout the guide.

In the Spotlight: Expanded Coverage on Select Topics

In addition to the new outline, the new version of the Administrator Guide also includes more helpful information on these three topics:

The New Outline

Here’s a preview of the top level of the new outline, with a brief description of the contents in each section:

Managing Users and Groups

Managing Licenses

Managing the Cluster

Managing Data with Volumes

Monitoring the Cluster

Managing and Monitoring MapReduce Jobs

Maintenance Schedule (New!)

Troubleshooting Cluster Administration

Client Compatibility Matrix

Your opinion counts!

This guide is for you! Is there a particular topic you would like us to tackle in phase two? If so, please send your suggestions to  For page-specific suggestions, you can send your comments via the feedback form at the bottom of each page. Tell us how to make our Administrator Guide even better!

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