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HBASE-19890 Canary usage should document hbase.canary.sink.class config


Branch: refs/heads/master
Commit: 87ab7e712df4b9c9b24665488a69190310e747d9
Parents: 7abaf22
Author: Peter Somogyi <>
Authored: Tue Apr 3 10:44:29 2018 +0200
Committer: Peter Somogyi <>
Committed: Wed Apr 4 09:08:31 2018 +0200

 src/main/asciidoc/_chapters/ops_mgt.adoc | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)
diff --git a/src/main/asciidoc/_chapters/ops_mgt.adoc 
index 8d49ef8..ce327fa 100644
--- a/src/main/asciidoc/_chapters/ops_mgt.adoc
+++ b/src/main/asciidoc/_chapters/ops_mgt.adoc
@@ -108,6 +108,13 @@ Usage: hbase canary [opts] [table1 [table2]...] | 
[regionserver1 [regionserver2]
    -D<configProperty>=<value> assigning or override the configuration params
+The `Sink` class is instantiated using the `hbase.canary.sink.class` 
configuration property which
+will also determine the used Monitor class. In the absence of this property 
+will be used. You need to use the Sink according to the passed parameters to 
the _canary_ command.
+As an example you have to set `hbase.canary.sink.class` property to
+`org.apache.hadoop.hbase.tool.Canary$RegionStdOutSink` for using table 
 This tool will return non zero error codes to user for collaborating with 
other monitoring tools, such as Nagios.
 The error code definitions are:

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