You manage vFabric Data Director for Hadoop by connecting to the vFabric Data Director for Hadoop Web Console with a Web browser. You can also use the vFabric Data Director for Hadoop CLI, which can be downloaded from the Web console login page.

vFabric Data Director offers two management interfaces.

vFabric Data Director for Hadoop Web console

You can manage resources and manage and monitor Hadoop clusters from the Data Director for Hadoop Web console. You can log in to the Web console directly, see Log in to Data Director for Hadoop Web Console, or you can access the Web console from the vFabric Data Director Web console, see Access the Data Director for Hadoop Web Console from Data Director.

vFabric Data Director for Hadoop CLI console

The CLI console has a more comprehensive feature-set than the Web console, and provides a greater degree of control of the system. See Install the Data Director for Hadoop CLI Console. See the Serengeti User's Guide for information about the CLI console.