Step 3: Connect to the Master Node
When the status of your Amazon EMR cluster changes to
Waiting, you will be
able to connect to the master node using SSH and perform command line
In the Amazon EMR console, choose your cluster's name to view its status.
On the Cluster Details page, find the Master public DNS field. This is the public DNS name for the master node of your Amazon EMR cluster.
To the right of the DNS name, choose the SSH link.
Follow the instructions in Connect to the Master Node Using SSH .
Depending on your operating system, choose the Windows tab or the Mac/Linux tab, and follow the instructions for connecting to the master node.
After you connect to the master node using either SSH or PuTTY, you should see a command prompt similar to the following: