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From Harsh J <ha...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Problem on setting up hbase cluster in a special environment
Date Fri, 07 Dec 2012 13:12:36 GMT

1. Too bad that you can't change the hostname to be an actual meaningful
one. I would not consider a node in the network a proper one if it does not
define a usable default hostname.
2. Virtual NIF name support (iface:sub-iface format) is available in Hadoop
2.x based releases. Perhaps that may help a bit.
3. Reverse DNS is essential I would say, as there are a few places I think
that stores IPs instead of hostnames, and may need to do a lookup at some
point. Not 100% sure if the lack of this will work across the stack.

Looks to me like your networked condition is setup in a pretty non-standard
way. Please do contact your network administrators to set things right. A
sane network setup is necessary for a pain-free experience in a distributed

On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 5:29 PM, Yu Li <carp84@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear all,
> We have met with some problem setting up hbase cluster in one special
> environment, as described below:
> 1) The output of "hostname -i" on hbase master node is, and we
> don't have sudo rights to change hostname of the machine
> 2) The network interface we want hbase to use is virtual, with name like
> "eth1:0", which cannot be recognized by the NetworkInterface#getByName
> method, thus setting the "hbase.regionserver.dns.interface" to "eth1:0"
> doesn't work
> 3) There's no reverse DNS setup in the environment
> I noticed on the Reference Guide that "Both forward and reverse DNS
> resolving must work in versions of HBase previous to 0.92.0", so I guess
> there must have been some work-around in the env w/o reverse DNS, correct?
> Are there any suggestions on how to setup the hbase cluster in this
> environment? Thanks in advance, and look forward to your reply.
> --
> Best Regards,
> Li Yu

Harsh J

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