This would be really great to see Jimmy! We would need to provide a
sensible default webUI port to avoid conflicts upon upgrade. We should also
make it a command-line parameter like we do now with the service port.
On Sunday, February 3, 2013, Jimmy Xiang wrote:
> The web UI came with Hadoop provides some useful information about each
> server: for example, jmx, metrics, stacks, log level, conf, and so on.
> I was wondering should we add a web UI to REST and Thrift too, as we do for
> master and region server.
> REST is a little different. It already hasa web server. In working on
> HBASE-7738, I tried to add jmx/metrics servlet to the existing REST web
> We have to add several knobs to avoid path mapping conflicts between the
> new servlets and the existing REST paths. I was wondering should we
> use a separate web server on a different port for example 8085. For Thrift,
> we can use 9095. That's default port, can be configured.
> The benefit to have another web server in REST is that we can get all
> Hadoop http server features easily, and will never worry about path mapping
> conflicts. The cons is that it needs another port.