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From <Tao.Zha...@emc.com>
Subject Re: Is there a way to get the version of a remote hadoop instance
Date Wed, 19 Oct 2011 02:16:12 GMT

Thanks for your response, getting the protocol version doesn't fit our

I think it's pretty easy for hadoop to provide this kind of information,
and this seems very common for those popular NOSQL databases......

Anyway, thanks for your reply! Hopefully hadoop can provide this
information in the coming versions.

Thanks and regards!

On 10/19/11 1:21 AM, "Shevek" <shevek@karmasphere.com> wrote:

>Hadoop instances don't publish their Hadoop version by RMI, only their
>protocol version. Hadoop 0.20.x will use JobTracker protocol 65, DataNode
>protocol 14, and so forth. You can query this using the Protocol RMI
>interface, although I'm not sure that this method is accessible through
>public manner from JobClient.
>There is an nmap script for Hadoop which queries (I believe) the web
>interface available at http://seclists.org/nmap-dev/2011/q4/58 - porting
>this script to Java using commons-httpclient and either Pattern or Scanner
>will not be hard.
>On 17 October 2011 17:41, <Tao.Zhang2@emc.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Is there a way to get the version of a remote hadoop instance through
>> API?
>> Suppose there are two machines: A and B. I deploy the hadoop instance on
>> machine A, while my application is deployed on machine B. Before
>> my application, I want to check whether the hadoop instance version is
>> compatible with my application, so I want to get the version of the
>> instance on machine A from B.
>> I go through all the API, only find there is a VersionInfo class which
>> get you the local Hadoop version, not the remote instance. Do you have
>> ideas about this?
>> Thanks and regards!
>> Tao

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