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Updated at: Dec 15, 2019 GMT+08:00

This section describes remote login, MRS cluster node types, and node functions.

MRS cluster nodes support remote login. The following remote login methods are available:
  • GUI login: Use the remote login function provided by the ECS management console to log in to the Linux interface of the Master node.
  • SSH login: Applies to Linux ECSs only. You can use a remote login tool (such as PuTTY) to log in to an ECS. To use this method, you must assign an elastic IP address (EIP) to the ECS.

    For details about applying for and binding an elastic IP address for Master nodes, see Assigning an EIP and Binding It to an ECS.

    If you use a key pair to log in to nodes, you need to log in to them as user root. For details, see Logging In to a Linux ECS Using a Key Pair (SSH).

    If you use a password to log in to nodes, follow instructions in Logging In to a Linux ECS Using a Password (SSH).

In an MRS cluster, a node is an ECS. Table 1 describes node types and functions.

Table 1 Cluster node types

Node Type


Master node

Management node of an MRS cluster. It manages and monitors the cluster.

In the navigation tree of the MRS management console, choose Clusters > Active Clusters, select a running cluster, and click its name to switch to the cluster details page. On the Nodes tab page, view the Name. The node that contains master1 in its name is the Master1 node. The node that contains master2 in its name is the Master2 node.

You can log in to a Master node either using VNC on the ECS management console or using SSH. After logging in to the Master node, you can access Core nodes without entering passwords.

The system automatically deploys the Master nodes in active/standby mode and supports the high availability (HA) feature for MRS cluster management. If the active management node fails, the standby management node switches to the active state and takes over services.

To determine whether the Master1 node is the active management node, see Determining Active or Standby Management Nodes of MRS Manager.

Core node

Working node of an MRS cluster. It processes and analyzes data and stores process data on HDFS.

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