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From Patrick Hunt <ph...@apache.org>
Subject Re: starting replicated ZK server
Date Mon, 13 Apr 2009 20:45:08 GMT
Jun Rao wrote:
> From the ZK web site, it's not clear how to set up a multi-node ZK service.
> It seems that one has to add the server entries in the conf file and create
> myid files on each node. Then, how should I start the ZK nodes? I tried
> issuing "zkServer start" from each node and that didn't seem to work. Is
> that the right way to start the service? Also, once the service is up, is
> there a way to check the list of nodes used by ZK and which node is the
> leader? Thanks,

See this for a step-by-step guide:
In particular steps 4 & 5.

your config should look something like (for 3 server ensemble):

this file needs to exist (available to) each of the servers in the 
ensemble. Try the command line listed in step 5 to start the server 
(conf in the classpath is there to pickup the log4j configuration, you 
could use that to debug). The myid file needs to exist in each server's 
dataDir (not shared of course).

Either JMX, the logs, or the stat command documented here:
will give insight on things like which server is the leader. The stat 
command is the simplest (nc to the clientPort of the server and issue 
the stat command).


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