Cluster Planning
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Server Node Hardware Recommendations

Use the following recommendations as best practices for selecting the number of nodes, storage options per node (number of disks, size of disks, MTBF, and the replication cost of disk failures), compute power per node (sockets, cores, clock speed), RAM per node, and network capability (number, speed of ports).


Hadoop cluster nodes do not require many features typically found in an enterprise data center server.