Run Hello-samza in Multi-node YARN

You must successfully run the hello-samza project in a single-node YARN by following the hello-samza tutorial. Now it’s time to run the Samza job in a “real” YARN grid (with more than one node).

Set Up Multi-node YARN

If you already have a multi-node YARN cluster (such as CDH5 cluster), you can skip this set-up section.

Basic YARN Setting

1. Download YARN 2.4 to /tmp and untar it.

cd /tmp
tar -xvf hadoop-2.4.0.tar.gz
cd hadoop-2.4.0

2. Set up environment variables.

export HADOOP_YARN_HOME=$(pwd)
mkdir conf

3. Configure YARN setting file.

cp ./etc/hadoop/yarn-site.xml conf
vi conf/yarn-site.xml

Add the following property to yarn-site.xml:

    <!-- hostname that is accessible from all NMs -->

Download and add capacity-schedule.xml.

curl > conf/capacity-scheduler.xml

Set Up Http Filesystem for YARN

The goal of these steps is to configure YARN to read http filesystem because we will use Http server to deploy Samza job package. If you want to use HDFS to deploy Samza job package, you can skip step 4~6 and follow Deploying a Samza Job from HDFS

4. Download Scala package and untar it.

cd /tmp
curl > scala-2.10.4.tgz
tar -xvf scala-2.10.4.tgz

5. Add Scala, its log jars, and Samza’s HttpFileSystem implementation.

cp /tmp/scala-2.10.4/lib/scala-compiler.jar $HADOOP_YARN_HOME/share/hadoop/hdfs/lib
cp /tmp/scala-2.10.4/lib/scala-library.jar $HADOOP_YARN_HOME/share/hadoop/hdfs/lib
curl -L > $HADOOP_YARN_HOME/share/hadoop/hdfs/lib/grizzled-slf4j_2.10-1.0.1.jar
curl -L > $HADOOP_YARN_HOME/share/hadoop/hdfs/lib/samza-yarn_2.10-0.9.1.jar
curl -L > $HADOOP_YARN_HOME/share/hadoop/hdfs/lib/samza-core_2.10-0.9.1.jar

6. Add http configuration in core-site.xml (create the core-site.xml file and add content).

vi $HADOOP_YARN_HOME/conf/core-site.xml

Add the following code:

<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="configuration.xsl"?>

Distribute Hadoop File to Slaves

7. Basically, you copy the hadoop file in your host machine to slave machines. (, in my case):

scp -r .
echo > conf/slaves
  • If you get “ Error: JAVAHOME is not set and could not be found.”, you’ll need to add a conf/ file to the machine with the failure (, in this case), which has “export JAVAHOME=/export/apps/jdk/JDK-16027” (or wherever your JAVAHOME actually is).

8. Validate that your nodes are up by visiting http://yourHostname:8088/cluster/nodes.

Deploy Samza Job

Some of the following steps are exactlly identical to what you have seen in hello-samza. You may skip them if you have already done so.

1. Download Samza and publish it to Maven local repository.

cd /tmp
git clone
cd samza
./gradlew clean publishToMavenLocal
cd ..

2. Download hello-samza project and change the job properties file.

git clone git://
cd hello-samza
vi src/main/config/

Change the yarn.package.path property to be:


3. Complie hello-samza.

mvn clean package
mkdir -p deploy/samza
tar -xvf ./target/hello-samza-0.9.1-dist.tar.gz -C deploy/samza

4. Deploy Samza job package to Http server..

Open a new terminal, and run:

cd /tmp/hello-samza && python -m SimpleHTTPServer

Go back to the original terminal (not the one running the HTTP server):

deploy/samza/bin/ --config-factory=org.apache.samza.config.factories.PropertiesConfigFactory --config-path=file://$PWD/deploy/samza/config/

Go to http://yourHostname:8088 and find the wikipedia-feed job. Click on the ApplicationMaster link to see that it’s running.

Congratulations! You now run the Samza job in a “real” YARN grid!