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Hadoop JobTracker Mac Menu Bar App

Download is a Mac menu bar app interface to the Hadoop (CDH 4 & 5) JobTracker/Resource Manager. It gives you easy access to jobs in JobTracker, and provides Growl/Notification Center notices of starting, completed, and failed jobs.

Installation and Usage

Click the download button above to download the zipped application. Just unzip it and drop it into your Applications folder. Running it will put a little pith helmet (Little pith helmet) in your menu bar. Clicking that gets you this menu:

Main Menu

You’ll first need to go to Preferences and enter your JobTracker URL:


By default it will track all jobs. You probably don’t want this, so put your username and any other usernames you want to track in the “Usernames to track” field, comma-separated.

Note that JobTracker currently supports only CDH 4 and 5.


Much thanks goes to Marc Hedlund, whose Dragon’s Breath menu bar app (also in the App Store) served as my starting point.

Contact / @bgreenlee