Why are the Hadoop services disabled on my HDInsight cluster

I came across this question while working with a few customers recently and thought I would share a few tips with others who may find it helpful. There are times when we may need to check the status of a Hadoop service or restart the service as part of troubleshooting an issue – for example,…

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Understanding HDInsight Custom Node VM Sizes

With the 02/18/2015 update to HDInsight and Azure Powershell 0.8.14 we introduced a lot more options for configuring custom Head Node VM size as well as Data Node VM size and Zookeper VM size.  Some workloads can benefit from increased CPU performance, increased local storage throughput, or larger memory configurations.  You can only select custom…

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