Apache Ambari Views
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Preparing Ambari Server for Views

Prerequisites

Before you begin to work with Ambari views:

  • Review the amount of memory available to the Ambari server that hosts views for your cluster.

  • Review whether your Ambari server is configured for HTTPS.

  • Increase Available Memory to the Ambari Views Server

    You must increase the amount of memory available to the Ambari server hosting views. This is particularly true if you intend to deploy and use multiple views concurrently.

    To increase the memory available to the Ambari Views server:

    Steps

    1. On the Ambari Server host, edit the ambari-env.sh file:

      vi /var/lib/ambari-server/ambari-env.sh
    2. For the AMBARI_JVM_ARGS variable, replace the default -Xmx2048m with the following value:

      -Xmx4096m -XX:PermSize=128m -XX:MaxPermSize=128m

    3. Restart the server:

      ambari-server restart
  • Configure a Trust Store

    If your Ambari Server instance is configured for HTTPS, you must configure a trust store so that the deployed views accept the certificate used by the Ambari Server during API communications.

    To configure such a trust store:

    Steps

    1. On the Ambari Server, create a new keystore to contain the server's HTTPS certificate:

      keytool -import -file <path_to_the_Ambari_Server's_SSL_Certificate> -alias ambari-server -keystore ambari-server-truststore
    2. When prompted, trust the certificate by typing yes.

    3. Configure the server to use the new trust store:

      ambari-server setup-security
      Using python  /usr/bin/python2.6
      Security setup options...
      ===========================================================================
      Choose one of the following options: 
        [1] Enable HTTPS for Ambari server.
        [2] Encrypt passwords stored in ambari.properties file.
        [3] Setup Ambari kerberos JAAS configuration.
        [4] Setup truststore.
        [5] Import certificate to truststore.
      ===========================================================================
      Enter choice, (1-5): 4
      Do you want to configure a truststore [y/n] (y)? y
      TrustStore type [jks/jceks/pkcs12] (jks): jks
      Path to TrustStore file : <path to the ambari-server-truststore keystore>
      Password for TrustStore:
      Re-enter password: 
      Ambari Server 'setup-security' completed successfully.
    4. Restart the server:

      ambari-server restart

  • (Optional) Decrease Timeout Value

    The views.request.read.timeout.millis property in /etc/ambari-server/conf/ambari.properties sets the timeout value for requests made by Ambari views to non-ambari services, such as webHcat, or Hive. By default, views.request.read.timeout.millis is set to 10 seconds.

    The views.ambari.request.read.timeout.millis property in /etc/ambari-server/conf/ambari.properties sets the timeout values for requests made by Ambari views to Ambari services. By default, views.ambari.request.read.timeout.millis is set to 5 seconds.

    Usually no action is required. However, if you experience timeouts, or long wait times, you can decrease the values for each of these properties to lower response times.

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