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Re: managing 5-10 servers
S Ahmed 2010-11-23, 21:31
Are there any writeups on what things to look for?

What are some of the things that usually go wrong? Or is that an unfair
question :)

On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 4:22 PM, Jean-Daniel Cryans <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:

> Constant hand holding no, constant monitoring yes. Do setup Ganglia
> and preferably Nagios. Then it depends what you're planning to do with
> your cluster... here we have 2x 20 machines in production, the one
> that serves live traffic is pretty much doing it's own thing by itself
> (although I keep a ganglia tab opened on a second monitor) and the
> other one is used strictly for MapReduce for which our internal users
> have developed a habit of running very destructive jobs on. But to be
> fair, it's probably the users that need support the most ;)
>
> J-D
>
> On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 1:14 PM, S Ahmed <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > How much of a guru do you have to be to keep say 5-10 servers humming?
> >
> > I'm a 1-man shop, and I dream of developing a web application, and
> scaling
> > will be a core part of the application.
> >
> > Is it feasable for a 1-man operation to manage a 5-10 server hbase
> cluster?
> > Is it something that requires hand holding and constant monitoring or it
> > tends to be hands off?
> >
>