VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions Command-Line Interface Guide describes how to use the Serengeti Command-Line Interface (CLI) to manage the vSphere resources that you use to create Hadoop and HBase clusters, and how to create, manage, and monitor Hadoop and HBase clusters with the Serengeti CLI.

VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions Command-Line Interface Guide also describes how to perform Hadoop and HBase operations with the Serengeti CLI, and provides cluster specification and Serengeti CLI command references.

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

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.