Great - thanks Patrick!

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 6:13 PM, Patrick Hunt <> wrote:
> Tim, one other thing you might want to be aware of:
> Patrick
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 9:11 AM, Patrick Hunt <> wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 2:52 AM, Tim Robertson
>> <> wrote:
>>> We are setting up a small Hadoop 13 node cluster running 1 HDFS
>>> master, 9 region severs for HBase and 3 map reduce nodes, and are just
>>> installing zookeeper to perform the HBase coordination and to manage a
>>> few simple process locks for other tasks we run.
>>> Could someone please advise what kind on heap we should give to our
>>> single ZK node and also (ahem) how does one actually set this? It's
>>> not immediately obvious in the docs or config.
>> The amount of heap necessary will be dependent on the application(s)
>> using ZK, also configuration of the heap is dependent on what
>> packaging you are using to start ZK.
>> Are you using from our distribution? If so then you
>> probably want to set JVMFLAGS env variable. We pass this through to
>> the jvm, see -Xmx in the man page
>> (
>> Given this is Hbase (which I'm reasonably familiar with) the default
>> heap should be fine. However you might want to check with the Hbase
>> team on that.
>> I'd also encourage you to enter a JIRA on the (lack of) doc issue you
>> highlighted:
>> Regards,
>> Patrick

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