Fluo 1.2.0 documentation  >>  Getting started  >>  Install Fluo

Install Fluo

Instructions for installing Apache Fluo and starting a Fluo application on a cluster where Accumulo, Hadoop & Zookeeper are running. If you need help setting up these dependencies, see the related projects page for external projects that may help.


Before you install Fluo, the following software must be installed and running on your local machine or cluster:

Software Recommended Version Minimum Version
Accumulo 1.8.1 1.7.0
Hadoop 2.7.5 2.6.0
Zookeeper 3.4.11 Ā 
Java JDK 8 JDK 8

Obtain a distribution

Before you can install Fluo, you will need to obtain a distribution tarball. It is recommended that you download the latest release. You can also build a distribution from the main branch by following these steps which create a tarball in modules/distribution/target:

git clone https://github.com/apache/fluo.git
cd fluo/
mvn package

Install Fluo

After you obtain a Fluo distribution tarball, follow these steps to install Fluo.

  1. Choose a directory with plenty of space and untar the distribution:

    tar -xvzf fluo-1.2.0-bin.tar.gz
    cd fluo-1.2.0

    The distribution contains a fluo script in bin/ that administers Fluo and the following configuration files in conf/:

    Configuration file Description
    fluo-env.sh Configures classpath for fluo script. Required for all commands.
    fluo-conn.properties Configures connection to Fluo. Required for all commands.
    fluo-app.properties Template for configuration file passed to fluo init when initializing Fluo application.
    log4j.properties Configures logging
    fluo.properties.deprecated Deprecated Fluo configuration file. Replaced by fluo-conn.properties and fluo-app.properties
  2. Configure fluo-env.sh to set up your classpath using jars from the versions of Hadoop, Accumulo, and Zookeeper that you are using. Choose one of the two ways below to make these jars available to Fluo:

    • Set HADOOP_PREFIX, ACCUMULO_HOME, and ZOOKEEPER_HOME in your environment or configure these variables in fluo-env.sh. Fluo will look in these locations for jars.
    • Run ./lib/fetch.sh ahz to download Hadoop, Accumulo, and Zookeeper jars to lib/ahz and configure fluo-env.sh to look in this directory. By default, this command will download the default versions set in lib/ahz/pom.xml. If you are not using the default versions, you can override them:

        ./lib/fetch.sh ahz -Daccumulo.version=1.7.2 -Dhadoop.version=2.7.2 -Dzookeeper.version=3.4.8
  3. Fluo needs more dependencies than what is available from Hadoop, Accumulo, and Zookeeper. These extra dependencies need to be downloaded to lib/ using the command below:

     ./lib/fetch.sh extra

You are now ready to use the fluo script.

Fluo command script

The Fluo command script is located at bin/fluo of your Fluo installation. All Fluo commands are invoked by this script.

Modify and add the following to your ~/.bashrc if you want to be able to execute the fluo script from any directory:

export PATH=/path/to/fluo-1.2.0/bin:$PATH

Source your .bashrc for the changes to take effect and test the script

source ~/.bashrc

Running the script without any arguments prints a description of all commands.


Tuning Accumulo

Fluo will reread the same data frequently when it checks conditions on mutations. When Fluo initializes a table it enables data caching to make this more efficient. However you may need to increase the amount of memory available for caching in the tserver by increasing tserver.cache.data.size. Increasing this may require increasing the maximum tserver java heap size in accumulo-env.sh.

Fluo will run many client threads, will want to ensure the tablet server has enough threads. Should probably increase the tserver.server.threads.minimum Accumulo setting.

Using at least Accumulo 1.6.1 is recommended because multiple performance bugs were fixed.

Next Steps

Create a Fluo application to run or use an example application.

Find documentation for all Fluo releases in the archive