Performing Actions on Entities

Required Role: Policy Editor (or Full Administrator)

Moving an HDFS Entity and Moving an HDFS Entity to Trash

You can move an HDFS entity to another location, and to HDFS trash. To perform such actions, you must be a member of a user group that has the appropriate access to HDFS files.

You can also schedule a move or move to trash in a policy.

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Navigate to the host within the cluster running the Cloudera Navigator Metadata Server role using the correct host name and port for your instance:
    http://fqdn-1.example.com:7187/login.html
    The login prompt displays.
  3. Log in to the Cloudera Navigator console using the credentials assigned by your administrator.
  4. Run a search in the Cloudera Navigator console.
  5. Click an HDFS entity link returned in the search. The entity Details tab displays.
  6. To the left of the Details tab, select Actions > Move... or Actions > Move to Trash....
  7. For a move, specify the target path.
  8. Click Run Action. When you delete a file, after a short delay the file displays a Deleted badge.

Viewing Command Action Status

  1. Access the Cloudera Navigator console using the correct host name and port for your instance:
    http://fqdn-1.example.com:7187/login.html
    The login prompt displays.
  2. Log in to the Cloudera Navigator console using the credentials assigned by your administrator.
  3. In the top right, click username > Command Actions. The Command Actions status page displays with a list of actions performed and the policy that caused the action, if applicable.
  4. If an action failed, a View Log button displays, which you can click to view the error message associated with the failure.

Viewing an Entity in Hue

If the Hue component is running on the cluster view some entities using Hue and related tools, as follows:
File Browser HDFS directories and files
Hive Metastore Manager (HMS) Hive database and tables
Job Browser YARN, Oozie
  1. Access the Cloudera Navigator console using the correct host name and port for your instance:
    http://fqdn-1.example.com:7187/login.html
    The login prompt displays.
  2. Log in to the Cloudera Navigator console using the credentials assigned by your administrator.
  3. Run a search in the Cloudera Navigator console.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • Search results
      1. Click the View in Hue link in a search result entry.
    • Entity details
      1. Click an entity link returned in the search. The entity Details tab displays.
      2. To the left of the Details tab, select Actions > View in Hue.
    The entity displays in the supported Hue application.