By default, the ResourceManager will try give you a container on that node, rack or anywhere (in that order).
We recently added ability to whitelist or blacklist nodes to allow for more control.
On Jun 12, 2013, at 8:03 AM, John Lilley wrote:
> If I request a container on a node, and that node is busy, will the request fail, or will it give me a container on a different node? In other words is the node name a requirement or a hint?
Arun C. Murthy