This course is for anyone who wishes to maintain and manage an HPCC Cluster. No prerequisites are required, but a basic knowledge of Linux and Linux commands are a plus. Each lesson focuses on the daily operations of an HPCC Systems Administrator, and introduces best practices that have been recommended by members of our in-house RISK Solutions HPCC team.
Examine in detail all of the essential components of any HPCC cluster, including THOR, ROXIE, Dali, Sasha, ESP Server, DFU Server, and more.
Review the best practices of cluster backups that are routinely performed on any HPCC Cluster. Examine the location of the generated logs, and discover their importance in the day-to-day operations.
Explore the popular free tools used to administrate and analyze an HPCC Cluster. Review the most popular and essential commands used on any cluster, including starting, stopping, status checks, managing individual components, updating multiple nodes, and more.
An essential tool used in verifying System Health is the Preflight process provided in the ECL Watch. Review the preflight of System Servers, THOR, and ROXIE.
Every HPCC system requires configuration. The Configuration Manager tool (configmgr) included with the system software is the essential component in setting up, maintaining, and updating your HPCC system. It is a graphical tool that can be used to configure any system, and includes a wizard that you can run which will easily generate an environment file to get you up and running quickly. There is also an advanced view available which allows for a more specific configuration, while still using the graphical interface.
Our final lesson includes valuable tips that every Systems Administrator needs to know. This includes the use of the ECL Playground, THOR and ROXIE Certification, the use of daliadmin with dalilocks, maintaining and analyzing log files, and general troubleshooting tips.