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Product Name
VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions
Publisher Page
VMware
Category
Clustering and Availability Software
Release
TKU 2016-Dec-1
Change History
[VMware VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions - Change History]
Reports & Attributes
[VMware VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions - Reports & Attributes]
Publisher Link
VMware

Product Description

 Big Data Extensions is commercial version of the Project Serengeti from VMware, Big Data Extensions delivered as a vCenter Server Appliance. Project Serengeti is open source project initiated by VMware, this project lets users deploy and manage big data clusters in a vCenter Server managed environment. The Serengeti Management Server provides the framework and services to run Big Data clusters on vSphere, performs resource management, policy-based virtual machine placement, cluster provisioning, software configuration management, and environment monitoring.

Architecture

Known Versions

  • 2.0
  • 2.1
  • 2.2
  • 2.3

Software pattern summary

Product componentOS typeVersioningPattern Depth
vSphere_BigDataExtensionsUNIXFile/PathInstance-based

Platforms Supported by the Pattern

The pattern discovers BigDataExtensions deployed on UNIX platform.

Identification

 

Software Instance Triggers

PatternTrigger NodeAttributeConditionArgument
vSphere_BigDataExtensionsDiscoveredProcess
cmd

matches

unix_cmd

'ruby'
args

matches

regex

'run_management_server\.rb'

Software Instance attributes

The patterns in this module will set the following attributes:

Install_root

Because its project provided by VMware as VM image and does not support custom modifications, installation path is unchangeable:

install_root := /opt/serengeti/

 

Extension properties file

%install_root%/conf/ngc_registrar.properties


Here we can find version of BDE

ngc.extension.info.version=2.3.1.2402


 

vCenter properties file

%install_root%/conf/vc.properties

Here we can find vCenter server IP address 

vim.host = 137.72.93.241

Relationships

Big Data Extensions pattern creates client-server relationship between vCenter server and BDE management server

Subject Matter Expertise

Subject Matter Expert input will be welcome on any other potential approaches not discussed.

Testing

The patterns have been tested against the live installations on UNIX platforms.

Information Sources

Versioning information

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-big-data-extensions-pubs.html

User's and Administrator's guides

http://pubs.vmware.com/bde-2/index.jsp#com.vmware.bigdataextensions.admin.doc/GUID-7C05BF2A-327E-41C0-B813-657ED62E7F43.html

Open Issues

There are no known open issues with this pattern.
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