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How to Run the Teragen-Terasort-Teravalidate Cluster Verification Tests Standalone on the BDA (Doc ID 2037949.1)

Last updated on MARCH 18, 2023

Applies to:

Big Data Appliance Integrated Software - Version 4.1.0 and later
Linux x86-64


If the  Teragen-Terasort-Teravalidate cluster verification tests fail during upgrade, install, or patching or when running the cluster verifications with "./mammoth -c" running the  Teragen-Terasort-Teravalidate tests standalone may facilitate debugging.  This note provides steps for doing so.   For example in the case of debugging a failure like:

Running 100 GB teragen-terasort-teravalidate Hadoop Validation Test
 teragen         : 35 s
 terasort        : 3 s
 teravalidate    : 2 s
 Total time       : 40 s

 Status : failed

Note: the follow options will have a performance impact on Terasort, slowing it down:

Use bdacli to tell whether any of the above are enabled:

The reason is that these security options will all slow down YARN jobs:

In addition, installing Impala typically reduces the memory available for YARN (because it needs to be reallocated to Impala) and that will significantly slow YARN down too.

Note:  The terasort cluster verification is not intended for performance testing or benchmarks


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