This is the documentation for CDH 5.1.x.
Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera Documentation.

Migrating from MapReduce v1 (MRv1) to MapReduce v2 (MRv2, YARN)

Introduction

MapReduce 2, or Next Generation MapReduce, is a long needed upgrade to the way that scheduling, resource management, and execution occur in Hadoop. At their core, the improvements separate cluster resource management capabilities from MapReduce-specific logic. They enable Hadoop to share resources dynamically between MapReduce and other parallel processing frameworks, such as Impala, allow more sensible and finer-grained resource configuration for better cluster utilization, and permit it to scale to accommodate more and larger jobs.

This document provides a guide to both the architectural and user-facing changes, so that both cluster operators and MapReduce programmers can easily make the transition.

Terminology and Architecture

MapReduce from Hadoop 1 (MapReduce 1) has been split into two components. The cluster resource management capabilities have become YARN (Yet Another Resource Negotiator), while the MapReduce-specific capabilities remain MapReduce. In the MapReduce 1 architecture, the cluster was managed by a service called the JobTracker. TaskTracker services lived on each node and would launch tasks on behalf of jobs. The JobTracker would serve information about completed jobs. In MapReduce 2, the functions of the JobTracker have been split between three services. The ResourceManager is a persistent YARN service that receives and runs applications (a MapReduce job is an application) on the cluster. It contains the scheduler, which, as previously, is pluggable. The MapReduce-specific capabilities of the JobTracker have been moved into the MapReduce Application Master, one of which is started to manage each MapReduce job and terminated when the job completes. The JobTracker’s function of serving information about completed jobs has been moved to the JobHistoryServer. The TaskTracker has been replaced with the NodeManager, a YARN service that manages resources and deployment on a node. It is responsible for launching containers, each of which can house a map or reduce task.

The new architecture has its advantages. First, by breaking up the JobTracker into a few different services, it avoids many of the scaling issues faced by MapReduce in Hadoop 1. More importantly, it makes it possible to run frameworks other than MapReduce on a Hadoop cluster. For example, Impala can also run on YARN and share resources on a cluster with MapReduce.

For MapReduce Programmers: Writing and Running Jobs

Nearly all jobs written for CDH 4 MRv1 will be able to run without any modifications on an MRv2 cluster.

Java API Compatibility from CDH 4

MRv2 supports both the old (“mapred”) and new (“mapreduce”) MapReduce APIs used for MRv1, with a few caveats. The difference between the old and new APIs, which concerns user-facing changes, should not be confused with the difference between MRv1 and MRv2, which concerns changes to the underlying framework. CDH 4 and CDH 5 both support the new and old MapReduce APIs.

In general, applications that use @Public/@Stable APIs will be binary-compatible from CDH 4, meaning that compiled binaries should be able to run without modifications on the new framework. Source compatibility may be broken for applications that make use of a few obscure APIs that are technically public, but rarely needed and primarily exist for internal use. These APIs are detailed below. Source incompatibility means that code changes will be required to compile. It is orthogonal to binary compatibility - binaries for an application that is binary-compatible, but not source-compatible, will continue to run fine on the new framework, but code changes will be required to regenerate those binaries.
  Binary Incompatibilities Source Incompatibilities

CDH 4 MRv1 to CDH 5 MRv1

None None

CDH 4 MRv1 to CDH 5 MRv2

None Rare

CDH 5 MRv1 to CDH 5 MRv2

None Rare

The following are the known source incompatibilities:

  • KeyValueLineRecordReader#getProgress and LineRecordReader#getProgress now throw IOExceptions in both the old and new APIs. Their superclass method, RecordReader#getProgress, already did this, but source compatibility will be broken for the rare code that used it without a try/catch block.
  • FileOutputCommitter#abortTask now throws an IOException. Its superclass method always did this, but source compatibility will be broken for the rare code that used it without a try/catch block. This was fixed in CDH 4.3 MRv1 to be compatible with MRv2.
  • Job#getDependentJobs, an API marked @Evolving, now returns a List instead of an ArrayList.

Compiling Jobs Against MRv2

If you are using Maven, compiling against MRv2 requires including the same artifact, hadoop-client. Changing the version to Hadoop 2 version (for example, using 2.2.0-cdh5.0.0 instead of 2.0.0-mr1-cdh4.3.0) should be enough. If you are not using Maven, compiling against all the Hadoop jars is recommended. A comprehensive list of Hadoop Maven artifacts is available at: Using the CDH 5 Maven Repository .

Job Configuration

As in MRv1, job configuration options can be specified on the command line, in Java code, or in the mapred-site.xml on the client machine in the same way they previously were. The vast majority of job configuration options that were available in MRv1 work in MRv2 as well. For consistency and clarity, many options have been given new names. The older names are deprecated, but will still work for the time being. The exceptions to this are mapred.child.ulimit and all options relating to JVM reuse, as these are no longer supported.

Submitting and Monitoring Jobs

The MapReduce command line interface remains entirely compatible. Use of the Hadoop command line tool to run MapReduce related commands ( pipes, job, queue, classpath, historyserver, distcp, archive ) is deprecated, but still works. The mapred command line tool is preferred for these commands.

Requesting Resources

A MapReduce job submission includes the amount of resources to reserve for each map and reduce task. As in MapReduce 1, the amount of memory requested is controlled by the mapreduce.map.memory.mb and mapreduce.reduce.memory.mb properties.

MapReduce 2 adds additional parameters that control how much processing power to reserve for each task as well. The mapreduce.map.cpu.vcores and mapreduce.reduce.cpu.vcores properties express how much parallelism a map or reduce task can take advantage of. These should remain at their default value of 1 unless your code is explicitly spawning extra compute-intensive threads.

For Administrators: Configuring and Running MRv2 Clusters

Configuration Migration

Since MapReduce 1 functionality has been split into two components, MapReduce cluster configuration options have been split into YARN configuration options, which go in yarn-site.xml, and MapReduce configuration options, which go in mapred-site.xml. Many have been given new names to reflect the shift. As JobTrackers and TaskTrackers no longer exist in MRv2, all configuration options pertaining to them no longer exist, although many have corresponding options for the ResourceManager, NodeManager and JobHistoryServer.

A minimal configuration required to run MRv2 jobs on YARN is:
  • yarn-site.xml configuration
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <configuration>  
      <property>    
        <name>yarn.resourcemanager.hostname</name>    
        <value>you.hostname.com</value>  
      </property>  
    
      <property>    
        <name>yarn.nodemanager.aux-services</name>    
        <value>mapreduce_shuffle</value>  
      </property>  
    </configuration>
  • mapred-site.xml configuration
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <configuration>  
      <property>    
        <name>mapreduce.framework.name</name>    
        <value>yarn</value>  
      </property>
    </configuration>

See Deploying MapReduce v2 (YARN) on a Cluster for instructions for a full deployment.

Resource Configuration

One of the larger changes in MRv2 is the way that resources are managed. In MRv1, each node was configured with a fixed number of map slots and a fixed number of reduce slots. Under YARN, there is no distinction between resources available for maps and resources available for reduces - all resources are available for both. Second, the notion of slots has been discarded, and resources are now configured in terms of amounts of memory (in megabytes) and CPU (in “virtual cores”, which are described below). Resource configuration is an inherently difficult topic, and the added flexibility that YARN provides in this regard also comes with added complexity. Cloudera Manager will pick sensible values automatically, but if you are setting up your cluster manually or just interested in the details, read on.

Resource Requests

From the perspective of a developer requesting resource allocations for a job’s tasks, nothing needs to be changed. Map and reduce task memory requests still work and, additionally, tasks that will use multiple threads can request more than 1 core with the mapreduce.map.cpu.vcores and mapreduce.reduce.cpu.vcores properties.

Configuring Node Capacities

In MRv1, the mapred.tasktracker.map.tasks.maximum and mapred.tasktracker.reduce.tasks.maximum properties dictated how many map and reduce slots each TaskTracker had. These properties no longer exist in YARN. Instead, YARN uses yarn.nodemanager.resource.memory-mb and yarn.nodemanager.resource.cpu-vcores, which control the amount of memory and CPU on each node, both available to both maps and reduces. If you were using Cloudera Manager to configure these automatically, Cloudera Manager will take care of it in MRv2 as well. If configuring these manually, simply set these to the amount of memory and number of cores on the machine after subtracting out resources needed for other services.

Virtual Cores

To better handle varying CPU requests, YARN supports virtual cores (vcores) , a resource meant to express parallelism. The “virtual” in the name is somewhat misleading - on the NodeManager, vcores should be configured equal to the number of physical cores on the machine. Tasks should be requested with vcores equal to the number of cores they can saturate at once. Currently vcores are very coarse - tasks will rarely want to ask for more than one of them, but a complementary axis that represents processing power may be added in the future to enable finer-grained resource configuration.

Rounding Request Sizes

Also noteworthy are the yarn.scheduler.minimum-allocation-mb, yarn.scheduler.minimum-allocation-vcores, yarn.scheduler.increment-allocation-mb, and yarn.scheduler.increment-allocation-vcores properties, which default to 1024, 1, 512, and 1 respectively. If tasks are submitted with resource requests lower than the minimum-allocation values, their requests will be set to these values. If tasks are submitted with resource requests that are not multiples of the increment-allocation values, their requests will be rounded up to the nearest increments.

To make all of this more concrete, let’s use an example. Each node in the cluster has 24 GB of memory and 6 cores. Other services running on the nodes require 4 GB and 1 core, so we set yarn.nodemanager.resource.memory-mb to 20480 and yarn.nodemanager.resource.cpu-vcores to 5. If you leave the map and reduce task defaults of 1024 MB and 1 virtual core intact, you will have at most 5 tasks running at the same time. If you want each of your tasks to use 5 GB, set their mapreduce.(map|reduce).memory.mb to 5120, which would limit you to 4 tasks running at the same time.

Scheduler Configuration

Cloudera supports use of the Fair and FIFO schedulers in MRv2. Fair Scheduler allocation files require changes in light of the new way that resources work. The minMaps, maxMaps, minReduces, and maxReduces queue properties have been replaced with a minResources property and a maxProperties. Instead of taking a number of slots, these properties take a value like “1024 MB, 3 vcores”. By default, the MRv2 Fair Scheduler will attempt to equalize memory allocations in the same way it attempted to equalize slot allocations in MRv1. The MRv2 Fair Scheduler contains a number of new features including hierarchical queues and fairness based on multiple resources.
  Important:

Cloudera does not support the Capacity Scheduler in YARN.

Administration Commands

The jobtracker and tasktracker commands, which start the JobTracker and TaskTracker, are no longer supported because these services no longer exist. They are replaced with “yarn resourcemanager” and “yarn nodemanager”, which start the ResourceManager and NodeManager respectively. “hadoop mradmin” is no longer supported. Instead, “yarn rmadmin” should be used. The new admin commands mimic the functionality of the MRv1 names, allowing nodes, queues, and ACLs to be refreshed while the ResourceManager is running.

Security

The following section outlines the additional changes needed to migrate a secure cluster.

New YARN Kerberos service principals should be created for the ResourceManager and NodeManager, using the pattern used for other Hadoop services, i.e. yarn@<HOST>. The mapred principal should still be used for the JobHistoryServer. If you are using Cloudera Manager to configure security, this will be taken care of automatically.

As in MRv1, a configuration must be set to have the user that submits a job own its task processes. The equivalent of MRv1’s LinuxTaskController is the LinuxContainerExecutor. In a secure setup, NodeManager configurations should set yarn.nodemanager.container-executor.class to org.apache.hadoop.yarn.server.nodemanager.LinuxContainerExecutor. Properties set in the taskcontroller.cfg configuration file should be migrated to their analagous properties in the container-executor.cfg file.

In secure setups, configuring hadoop-policy.xml allows administrators to set up access control lists on internal protocols. The following is a table of MRv1 options and their MRv2 equivalents:

MRv1 MRv2 Comment
security.task.umbilical.protocol.acl security.job.task.protocol.acl As in MRv1, this should never be set to anything other than *
security.inter.tracker.protocol.acl security.resourcetracker.protocol.acl  
security.job.submission.protocol.acl security.applicationclient.protocol.acl  
security.admin.operations.protocol.acl security.resourcemanager-administration.protocol.acl  
  security.applicationmaster.protocol.acl No MRv1 equivalent
  security.containermanagement.protocol.acl No MRv1 equivalent
  security.resourcelocalizer.protocol.acl No MRv1 equivalent
  security.job.client.protocol.acl No MRv1 equivalent

Queue access control lists (ACLs) are now placed in the Fair Scheduler configuration file instead of the JobTracker configuration. A list of users and groups that can submit jobs to a queue can be placed in aclSubmitApps in the queue’s configuration. The queue administration ACL is no longer supported, but will be in a future release.

Ports

The following is a list of default ports used by MRv2 and YARN, as well as the configuration properties used to configure them.

Port Use Property
8032 ResourceManager Client RPC yarn.resourcemanager.address
8030 ResourceManager Scheduler RPC (for ApplicationMasters) yarn.resourcemanager.scheduler.address
8033 ResourceManager Admin RPC yarn.resourcemanager.admin.address
8088 ResourceManager Web UI and REST APIs yarn.resourcemanager.webapp.address
8031 ResourceManager Resource Tracker RPC (for NodeManagers) yarn.resourcemanager.resource-tracker.address
8040 NodeManager Localizer RPC yarn.nodemanager.localizer.address
8042 NodeManager Web UI and REST APIs yarn.nodemanager.webapp.address
10020 Job History RPC mapreduce.jobhistory.address
19888 Job History Web UI and REST APIs mapreduce.jobhistory.webapp.address
13562 Shuffle HTTP mapreduce.shuffle.port

High Availability

YARN supports ResourceManager HA to make a YARN cluster highly-available; the underlying architecture of Active / Standby pair is similar to JobTracker HA in MRv1. A major improvement over MRv1 is: in YARN, the completed tasks of in-flight MapReduce jobs are not re-run on recovery after the ResourceManager is restarted or failed over. Further, the configuration and setup has also been simplified. The main differences are:
  1. Failover controller has been moved from a separate ZKFC daemon to be a part of the ResourceManager itself. So, there is no need to run an additional daemon.
  2. Clients, Applications, and NodeManagers do not require configuring a proxy-provider to talk to the active ResourceManager.
Below is a table with HA-related configurations used in MRv1 and their equivalents in YARN:
MRv1 YARN / MRv2 Comment
mapred.jobtrackers.<name> yarn.resourcemanager.ha.rm-ids  
mapred.ha.jobtracker.id yarn.resourcemanager.ha.id Unlike in MRv1, this must be configured in YARN.
mapred.jobtracker.<rpc- address>.<name>.<id> yarn.resourcemanager.<rpc-address>.<id> YARN/ MRv2 has different RPC ports for different functionalities. Each port-related configuration must be suffixed with an id. Note that there is no <name> in YARN.
mapred.ha.jobtracker. rpc-address.<name>.<id> yarn.resourcemanager.ha.admin.address  
mapred.ha.fencing.methods yarn.resourcemanager.ha.fencer Not required to be specified
mapred.client.failover.* None Not required
  yarn.resourcemanager.ha.enabled Enable HA
mapred.jobtracker.restart.recover yarn.resourcemanager.recovery.enabled Enable recovery of jobs after failover
  yarn.resourcemanager.store.class org.apache .hadoop.yarn .server.resourcemanager .recovery .ZKRMStateStore
mapred.ha.automatic-failover.enabled yarn.resourcemanager.ha.auto-failover.enabled Enable automatic failover
mapred.ha.zkfc.port yarn.resourcemanager.ha.auto-failover.port  
mapred.job.tracker yarn.resourcemanager.cluster.id Cluster name

Upgrading an MRv1 Installation with Cloudera Manager

Manually Upgrading an MRv1 Installation

The following packages are no longer used in MRv2 and should be uninstalled: hadoop-0.20-mapreduce, hadoop-0.20-mapreduce-jobtracker, hadoop-0.20-mapreduce-tasktracker, hadoop-0.20-mapreduce-zkfc, hadoop-0.20-mapreduce-jobtrackerha

The following additional packages must be installed: hadoop-yarn, hadoop-mapreduce, hadoop-mapreduce-historyserver, hadoop-yarn-resourcemanager, hadoop-yarn-nodemanager.

The next step is to look at all the service configurations placed in mapred-site.xml and replace them with their corresponding YARN configuration. Configurations starting with “yarn” should be placed inside yarn-site.xml, not mapred-site.xml. Refer to the Resource Configuration section above for best practices on how to convert TaskTracker slot capacities (mapred.tasktracker.map.tasks.maximum and mapred.tasktracker.reduce.tasks.maximum) to NodeManager resource capacities (yarn.nodemanager.resource.memory-mb and yarn.nodemanager.resource.cpu-vcores), as well as how to convert configurations in the Fair Scheduler allocations file, fair-scheduler.xml.

Finally, you can start the ResourceManager, NodeManagers and the JobHistoryServer.

Web UI

In MapReduce 1, the JobTracker Web UI served detailed information about the state of the cluster and the jobs (recent and current) running on it. It also contained the job history page, which served information from disk about older jobs.

The MapReduce 2 Web UI provides the same information structured in the same way, but has been revamped with a new look and feel. The ResourceManager’s UI, which includes information about running applications and the state of the cluster, is now located by default at <ResourceManager host>:8088. The JobHistory UI is now located by default at <JobHistoryServer host>:19888. Jobs can be searched and viewed there just as they could in MapReduce 1.

Because the ResourceManager is meant to be agnostic to many of the concepts in MapReduce, it cannot host job information directly. Instead, it proxies to a Web UI that can. If the job is running, this proxy is the relevant MapReduce Application Master; if the job has completed, then this proxy is the JobHistoryServer. Thus, the user experience is similar to that of MapReduce 1, but the information is now coming from different places.

Summary of Configuration Changes

The following tables summarize the changes in configuration parameters between MRv1 and MRv2.

JobTracker Properties and ResourceManager Equivalents

MRv1 YARN / MRv2
mapred.jobtracker.taskScheduler
yarn.resourcemanager.scheduler.class
mapred.jobtracker.completeuserjobs.maximum
yarn.resourcemanager.max-completed-applications
mapred.jobtracker.restart.recover
yarn.resourcemanager.recovery.enabled
mapred.job.tracker
yarn.resourcemanager.hostname
or all of the following:
yarn.resourcemanager.address 
yarn.resourcemanager.scheduler.address 
yarn.resourcemanager.resource-tracker.address
yarn.resourcemanager.admin.address
mapred.job.tracker.http.address
yarn.resourcemanager.webapp.address
or
yarn.resourcemanager.hostname
mapred.job.tracker.handler.count
yarn.resourcemanager.resource-tracker.client.thread-count
mapred.hosts
yarn.resourcemanager.nodes.include-path
mapred.hosts.exclude
yarn.resourcemanager.nodes.exclude-path
mapred.cluster.max.map.memory.mb
yarn.scheduler.maximum-allocation-mb
mapred.cluster.max.reduce.memory.mb
yarn.scheduler.maximum-allocation-mb
mapred.acls.enabled
yarn.acl.enable
mapreduce.cluster.acls.enabled
yarn.acl.enable

JobTracker Properties and JobHistoryServer Equivalents

MRv1 YARN / MRv2 Comment
mapred.job.tracker.retiredjobs.cache.size
mapreduce.jobhistory.joblist.cache.size
mapred.job.tracker.jobhistory.lru.cache.size
mapreduce.jobhistory.loadedjobs.cache.size
mapred.job.tracker.history.completed.location
mapreduce.jobhistory.done-dir
Local FS in MR1; stored in HDFS in MR2
hadoop.job.history.user.location
mapreduce.jobhistory.done-dir
hadoop.job.history.location
mapreduce.jobhistory.done-dir

JobTracker Properties and MapReduce ApplicationMaster Equivalents

MRv1 YARN / MRv2 Comment
mapreduce.jobtracker.staging.root.dir
yarn.app.mapreduce.am.staging-dir
Now configurable per job

TaskTracker Properties and NodeManager Equivalents

MRv1 YARN / MRv2
mapred.tasktracker.map.tasks.maximum
yarn.nodemanager.resource.memory-mb
and
yarn.nodemanager.resource.cpu-vcores
mapred.tasktracker.reduce.tasks.maximum
yarn.nodemanager.resource.memory-mb
and
yarn.nodemanager.resource.cpu-vcores
mapred.tasktracker.expiry.interval
yarn.nm.liveliness-monitor.expiry-interval-ms
mapred.tasktracker.resourcecalculatorplugin
yarn.nodemanager.container-monitor.resource-calculator.class
mapred.tasktracker.taskmemorymanager.monitoring-interval
yarn.nodemanager.container-monitor.interval-ms
mapred.tasktracker.tasks.sleeptime-before-sigkill
yarn.nodemanager.sleep-delay-before-sigkill.ms
mapred.task.tracker.task-controller
yarn.nodemanager.container-executor.class
mapred.local.dir
yarn.nodemanager.local-dirs
mapreduce.cluster.local.dir
yarn.nodemanager.local-dirs
mapred.disk.healthChecker.interval
yarn.nodemanager.disk-health-checker.interval-ms
mapred.healthChecker.script.path
yarn.nodemanager.health-checker.script.path
mapred.healthChecker.interval
yarn.nodemanager.health-checker.interval-ms
mapred.healthChecker.script.timeout
yarn.nodemanager.health-checker.script.timeout-ms
mapred.healthChecker.script.args
yarn.nodemanager.health-checker.script.opts
local.cache.size
yarn.nodemanager.localizer.cache.target-size-mb
mapreduce.tasktracker.cache.local.size
yarn.nodemanager.localizer.cache.target-size-mb

TaskTracker Properties and Shuffle Service Equivalents

The table that follows shows TaskTracker properties and their equivalents in the auxiliary shuffle service that runs inside NodeManagers.

MRv1 YARN / MRv2
tasktracker.http.threads
mapreduce.shuffle.max.threads
mapred.task.tracker.http.address
mapreduce.shuffle.port
mapred.tasktracker.indexcache.mb
mapred.tasktracker.indexcache.mb

Per-Job Configuration Properties

Many of these properties have new names in MRv2, but the MRv1 names will work for all properties except mapred.job.restart.recover.

MRv1 YARN / MRv2 Comment
io.sort.mb
mapreduce.task.io.sort.mb
MRv1 name still works
io.sort.factor
mapreduce.task.io.sort.factor
MRv1 name still works
io.sort.spill.percent
mapreduce.task.io.sort.spill.percent
MRv1 name still works
mapred.map.tasks
mapreduce.job.maps
MRv1 name still works
mapred.reduce.tasks
mapreduce.job.reduces
MRv1 name still works
mapred.job.map.memory.mb
mapreduce.map.memory.mb
MRv1 name still works
mapred.job.reduce.memory.mb
mapreduce.reduce.memory.mb
MRv1 name still works
mapred.map.child.log.level
mapreduce.reduce.log.level
MRv1 name still works
mapred.reduce.child.log.level
mapreduce.reduce.log.level
MRv1 name still works
mapred.inmem.merge.threshold
mapreduce.reduce.shuffle.merge.inmem.threshold
MRv1 name still works
mapred.job.shuffle.merge.percent
mapreduce.reduce.shuffle.merge.percent
MRv1 name still works
mapred.job.shuffle.input.buffer.percent
mapreduce.reduce.shuffle.input.buffer.percent
MRv1 name still works
mapred.job.reduce.input.buffer.percent
mapreduce.reduce.input.buffer.percent
MRv1 name still works
mapred.map.tasks.speculative.execution
mapreduce.map.speculative
Old one still works
mapred.reduce.tasks.speculative.execution
mapreduce.reduce.speculative
MRv1 name still works
mapred.min.split.size
mapreduce.input.fileinputformat.split.minsize
MRv1 name still works
keep.failed.task.files
mapreduce.task.files.preserve.failedtasks
MRv1 name still works
mapred.output.compress
mapreduce.output.fileoutputformat.compress
MRv1 name still works
mapred.map.output.compression.codec
mapreduce.map.output.compress.codec
MRv1 name still works
mapred.compress.map.output
mapreduce.map.output.compress
MRv1 name still works
mapred.output.compression.type
mapreduce.output.fileoutputformat.compress.type
MRv1 name still works
mapred.userlog.limit.kb
mapreduce.task.userlog.limit.kb
MRv1 name still works
jobclient.output.filter
mapreduce.client.output.filter
MRv1 name still works
jobclient.completion.poll.interval
mapreduce.client.completion.pollinterval
MRv1 name still works
jobclient.progress.monitor.poll.interval
mapreduce.client.progressmonitor.pollinterval
MRv1 name still works
mapred.task.profile
mapreduce.task.profile
MRv1 name still works
mapred.task.profile.maps
mapreduce.task.profile.maps
MRv1 name still works
mapred.task.profile.reduces
mapreduce.task.profile.reduces
MRv1 name still works
mapred.line.input.format.linespermap
mapreduce.input.lineinputformat.linespermap
MRv1 name still works
mapred.skip.attempts.to.start.skipping
mapreduce.task.skip.start.attempts
MRv1 name still works
mapred.skip.map.auto.incr.proc.count
mapreduce.map.skip.proc.count.autoincr
MRv1 name still works
mapred.skip.reduce.auto.incr.proc.count
mapreduce.reduce.skip.proc.count.autoincr
MRv1 name still works
mapred.skip.out.dir
mapreduce.job.skip.outdir
MRv1 name still works
mapred.skip.map.max.skip.records
mapreduce.map.skip.maxrecords
MRv1 name still works
mapred.skip.reduce.max.skip.groups
mapreduce.reduce.skip.maxgroups
MRv1 name still works
job.end.retry.attempts
mapreduce.job.end-notification.retry.attempts
MRv1 name still works
job.end.retry.interval
mapreduce.job.end-notification.retry.interval
MRv1 name still works
job.end.notification.url
mapreduce.job.end-notification.url
MRv1 name still works
mapred.merge.recordsBeforeProgress
mapreduce.task.merge.progress.records
MRv1 name still works
mapred.job.queue.name
mapreduce.job.queuename
MRv1 name still works
mapred.reduce.slowstart.completed.maps
mapreduce.job.reduce.slowstart.completedmaps
MRv1 name still works
mapred.map.max.attempts
mapreduce.map.maxattempts
MRv1 name still works
mapred.reduce.max.attempts
mapreduce.reduce.maxattempts
MRv1 name still works
mapred.reduce.parallel.copies
mapreduce.reduce.shuffle.parallelcopies
MRv1 name still works
mapred.task.timeout
mapreduce.task.timeout
MRv1 name still works
mapred.max.tracker.failures
mapreduce.job.maxtaskfailures.per.tracker
MRv1 name still works
mapred.job.restart.recover
mapreduce.am.max-attempts
mapred.combine.recordsBeforeProgress
mapreduce.task.combine.progress.records
MRv1 name should still work - see MAPREDUCE-5130

Miscellaneous Properties

MRv1 YARN / MRv2
mapred.heartbeats.in.second
yarn.resourcemanager.nodemanagers.heartbeat-interval-ms
mapred.userlog.retain.hours
yarn.log-aggregation.retain-seconds

MRv1 Properties that have no MRv2 Equivalents

MRv1 Comment
mapreduce.tasktracker.group
 
mapred.child.ulimit
 
mapred.tasktracker.dns.interface
 
mapred.tasktracker.dns.nameserver
 
mapred.tasktracker.instrumentation
NodeManager does not accept instrumentation
mapred.job.reuse.jvm.num.tasks
JVM reuse no longer supported
mapreduce.job.jvm.numtasks
JVM reuse no longer supported
mapred.task.tracker.report.address
No need for this, as containers do not use IPC with NodeManagers, and AM ports are chosen at runtime
mapreduce.task.tmp.dir
No longer configurable. Now always tmp/ (under container's local dir)
mapred.child.tmp
No longer configurable. Now always tmp/ (under container's local dir)
mapred.temp.dir
 
mapred.jobtracker.instrumentation
ResourceManager does not accept instrumentation
mapred.jobtracker.plugins
ResourceManager does not accept plugins
mapred.task.cache.level
 
mapred.queue.names
These go in the scheduler-specific configuration files
mapred.system.dir
 
mapreduce.tasktracker.cache.local.numberdirectories
 
mapreduce.reduce.input.limit
 
io.sort.record.percent
Tuned automatically (MAPREDUCE-64)
mapred.cluster.map.memory.mb
Not necessary; MRv2 uses resources instead of slots
mapred.cluster.reduce.memory.mb
Not necessary; MRv2 uses resources instead of slots
mapred.max.tracker.blacklists
 
mapred.jobtracker.maxtasks.per.job
Related configurations go in scheduler-specific configuration files
mapred.jobtracker.taskScheduler.maxRunningTasksPerJob
Related configurations go in scheduler-specific configuration files
io.map.index.skip
 
mapred.user.jobconf.limit
 
mapred.local.dir.minspacestart
 
mapred.local.dir.minspacekill
 
hadoop.rpc.socket.factory.class.JobSubmissionProtocol
 
mapreduce.tasktracker.outofband.heartbeat
Always on
mapred.jobtracker.job.history.block.size