The VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions Administrator and User Guide describes how to install and administer Big Data Extensions using the Big Data Extensions graphical user interface. Installed as a plug-in within vSphere Web Client, Big Data Extensions graphical user interface is designed to make administration of Hadoop clusters running within vSphere simple and straightforward. With Big Data Extensions you can easily deploy and operate Hadoop and HBase clusters. The application automates the provisioning process, gives you a real-time view of running nodes and services, provides a single management console from which to scale the size of your Hadoop clusters, and incorporates reporting and diagnostic tools to help you optimize performance and utilization.
You can perform the following tasks with the Big Data Extensions graphical user interface.
- Create, scale-out, and delete clusters.
- Manage vSphere resources for use by Hadoop clusters.
- Manage and monitor Hadoop clusters.
- Control Hadoop resource usage.