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From robert <robert-hamil...@austin.rr.com>
Subject Re: Ganglia 3.2 and Hadoop .20.2
Date Sun, 11 Sep 2011 14:09:24 GMT

Sorry to follow up my own post but I thought I would give it one more
shot this morning and change  to dfs.servers= (the
multicast address). 

Though I am sure I tried that before, it works this time. 
Perhaps the Ganglia system was in some unusual state before.

On 09/11/11 08:27, robert wrote:
> I downloaded the latest version of Ganglia and compiled and installed
> on my Hadoop cluster. Configured according to the documented
> procedures. The latest stable version of Ganglia is 3.2, and I am
> using hadoop-0.20.2-cdh31
> I just copied the gmond.conf from the distribution to the nodes. It
> has what look like default values for mcast_join and port
> 8649 throughout.
> The core (non hadoop) Ganglia reporting works fine, but Ganglia is not
> communicating with Hadoop in any reproducible way.  I got reporting on
> one node once, got a *different* node reported from telnet localhost
> 8649 once, but more generally get no reporting of hadoop metrics at
> all!  When I bounce the cluster and/or gmond I may or may not get any
> difference in behavior. It is frustrating because the behavior seems
> to be random and not reproducible.
> I wonder if there is a problem with version compatibility?  If there
> were release notes indicating a compatibility issue I didn't see them
> on the ganglia site.  At this point, I'm tempted to give up on Ganglia
> for hadoop metrics and look for alternatives.
> Any ideas?

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