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Chapter 2. SmartSense Architecture

The Hortonworks SmartSense Tool (HST):

  1. Collects cluster diagnostic information to help you troubleshoot support cases.

  2. Automatically captures and uploads bundles that are used to produce customized recommendations for your cluster on areas of improvement, such as performance, operational stability, and security.

  3. Allows you to automatically apply recommendations (where possible).

  4. Reports, analyzes, and visualizes cluster activity.

SmartSense is automatically included in Ambari 2.2.x and later. The integration between Ambari and SmartSense is facilitated by the Ambari stack and views extension mechanisms. These extensions enable you to add SmartSense as a native Ambari service, and they automatically deploy an Ambari view, enabling you to quickly capture data using the Ambari web UI.