VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions Administrator's and User's Guide describes how to install Big Data Extensions within your vSphere environment, and how to manage and monitor Hadoop and HBase clusters using the Big Data Extensions plug-in for vSphere Web Client.

VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions Administrator's and User's Guide also describes how to perform Hadoop and HBase operations using the Serengeti Command-Line Interface Client, which provides a greater degree of control for certain system management and Big Data cluster creation tasks.

This guide is for system administrators and developers who want to use Big Data Extensions to deploy and manage Hadoop clusters. To successfully work with Big Data Extensions, you should be familiar with VMware® vSphere® and Hadoop and HBase deployment and operation.

VMware Technical Publications provides a glossary of terms that might be unfamiliar to you. For definitions of terms as they are used in VMware technical documentation, go to http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs.