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Creating a Cluster

This section describes how to create a cluster using MRS.


  1. Log in to the MRS management console.
  2. Click in the upper-left corner on the management console and select Region and Project.
  3. Click Create Cluster and open the Create Cluster page.


    Note the usage of quotas when you create a cluster. If the resource quotas are insufficient, apply for new quotas based on the prompted information and create new clusters.

    The following is a cluster configuration example:

    • AZ: Use the default value. If a cluster already exists in the region, you are advised to use a different region to create a cluster.
    • Cluster Name: This parameter can be set to the default system name. For the ease of distinguishing and memorizing, it is recommended that the cluster name be set to a value consisting of the employee ID, short spelling of the user's name, or the date. For example: mrs_20160907
    • Cluster Version: Use the default value MRS 1.7.2. The latest version of MRS is used by default. Currently, the latest version is MRS 1.7.2.
    • Kerberos Authentication: The default value is Enable.
    • Cluster Type: Use the default value Analysis cluster or select Streaming cluster.
    • Component: For an analysis cluster, select components Spark, HBase, Hive, and so on. For a streaming cluster, select components Kafka, Storm, and so on.
    • VPC: Use the default value. If no virtual private cloud (VPC) exists, click View VPC to enter VPC, and create a VPC.
    • Subnet: Use the default value. If no subnet is created in the VPC, click Create Subnet to create a subnet in the corresponding VPC.
    • Security Group: Select Auto Create.
    • Cluster HA: Cluster HA is enabled by default.
    • Instance Specifications: Select 4 vCPUs 16 GB | c3.xlarge.4 for both the Master and Core nodes.
    • Quantity: Retain the default number 2 for the Master nodes and set the number of Core nodes to 3.
    • Storage Type: Select Common I/O.
    • Storage Space (GB): Use the default value.
    • Data Disk: Use the default value.
    • Key Pair: Select the key pair, for example SSHkey-bba1.pem, from the drop-down list. If you have obtained the private key file, select I acknowledge that I have obtained private key file SSHkey-bba1.pem and that without this file I will not be able to log in to my ECS. If no key pair is created, click View Key Pair and create or import a key pair. Then obtain the private key file.
    • Logging: Select "Disable": . The default value is "Enable": .
    • Advanced Settings: Select Do not configure.

      MRS streaming clusters do not support Job Management or File Management. If the cluster type is Streaming Cluster, the Create Job area is not displayed on the cluster creation page.

  4. Click Create now.
  5. Confirm cluster specifications and click Submit to submit a cluster creation task.
  6. Click Back to Cluster List to view the cluster status.

    The cluster creation takes a while. The initial state of the cluster created is Starting. After the cluster is created successfully, the status will be updated to Running. Please be patient.