Amazon EMR
Amazon EMR Release Guide

View the HBase User Interface

HBase provides a web-based user interface that you can use to monitor your HBase cluster. When you run HBase on Amazon EMR, the web interface runs on the master node and can be viewed using port forwarding, also known as creating an SSH tunnel.

To view the HBase User Interface

  1. Use SSH to tunnel into the master node and create a secure connection. For more information, see Option 2, Part 1: Set Up an SSH Tunnel to the Master Node Using Dynamic Port Forwarding in the Amazon EMR Management Guide.

  2. Install a web browser with a proxy tool, such as the FoxyProxy plug-in for Firefox, to create a SOCKS proxy for AWS domains. For more information, see Option 2, Part 2: Configure Proxy Settings to View Websites Hosted on the Master Node in the Amazon EMR Management Guide.

  3. With the proxy set and the SSH connection open, you can view the HBase UI by opening a browser window with http://master-public-dns-name:16010/master-status, where master-public-dns-name is the public DNS address of the cluster's master node.


You can also view HBase in Hue. For example, the following shows the table, t1, created in Using the HBase Shell:


For more information about Hue, see Hue.