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For the Devops crowd, you can take it a step further and automate provisioning of Ambari server. For that consider using community contributions like https://supermarket.chef.io/cookbooks/ambari if you were to use Chef, for example. For an exhaustive tour of the REST API, consult the docs https://github.com/apache/ambari/blob/trunk/ambari-views/docs/index.md

This recipe assumes you have an unsecured HDP cluster with Namenode HA. Tested on Ambari 2.4.2.

# list all available views for the current version of Ambari

curl --user admin:admin -i -H 'X-Requested-By: ambari' -X GET http://localhost:8080/api/v1/views/

# get Files View only

curl --user admin:admin -i -H 'X-Requested-By: ambari' -X GET http://localhost:8080/api/v1/views/FILES

# get all versions of Files View for the current Ambari release

curl --user admin:admin -i -H 'X-Requested-By: ambari' -X GET http://localhost:8080/api/v1/views/FILES/versions

# get specific version of FILES view

curl --user admin:admin -i -H 'X-Requested-By: ambari' -X GET http://localhost:8080/api/v1/views/FILES/versions/1.0.0

# create an instance of FILES view

curl --user admin:admin -i -H 'X-Requested-By: ambari' -X POST http://localhost:8080/api/v1/views/FILES/versions/1.0.0/instances/FILES_NEW_INSTANCE

# delete an instance of FILES view

curl --user admin:admin -i -H 'X-Requested-By: ambari' -X DELETE http://localhost:8080/api/v1/views/FILES/versions/1.0.0/instances/FILES_NEW_INSTANCE

# get specific instance of FILES view

curl --user admin:admin -i -H 'X-Requested-By: ambari' -X GET http://localhost:8080/api/v1/views/FILES/versions/1.0.0/instances/FILES_NEW_INSTANCE

# create a Files view instance with properties

curl --user admin:admin -i -H 'X-Requested-By: ambari' -X POST http://localhost:8080/api/v1/views/FILES/versions/1.0.0/instances/FILES_NEW_INSTANCE \
--data '{
  "ViewInstanceInfo" : {
      "description" : "Files API",
      "label" : "Files View",
      "properties" : {
      "webhdfs.client.failover.proxy.provider" : "org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.ha.ConfiguredFailoverProxyProvider",
      "webhdfs.ha.namenode.http-address.nn1" : "u1201.ambari.apache.org:50070",
      "webhdfs.ha.namenode.http-address.nn2" : "u1201.ambari.apache.org:50070",
      "webhdfs.ha.namenode.https-address.nn1" : "u1201.ambari.apache.org:50470",
      "webhdfs.ha.namenode.https-address.nn2" : "u1202.ambari.apache.org:50470",
      "webhdfs.ha.namenode.rpc-address.nn1" : "u1201.ambari.apache.org:8020",
      "webhdfs.ha.namenode.rpc-address.nn2" : "u1202.ambari.apache.org:8020",
      "webhdfs.ha.namenodes.list" : "nn1,nn2",
      "webhdfs.nameservices" : "hacluster",
      "webhdfs.url" : "webhdfs://hacluster"
      }
    }
}'

# create/update a Files view new/existing instance with new properties

curl --user admin:admin -i -H 'X-Requested-By: ambari' -X PUT http://localhost:8080/api/v1/views/FILES/versions/1.0.0/instances/FILES_NEW_INSTANCE \
--data '{
  "ViewInstanceInfo" : {
      "description" : "Files API",
      "label" : "Files View",
      "properties" : {
      "webhdfs.client.failover.proxy.provider" : "org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.ha.ConfiguredFailoverProxyProvider",
      "webhdfs.ha.namenode.http-address.nn1" : "u1201.ambari.apache.org:50070",
      "webhdfs.ha.namenode.http-address.nn2" : "u1201.ambari.apache.org:50070",
      "webhdfs.ha.namenode.https-address.nn1" : "u1201.ambari.apache.org:50470",
      "webhdfs.ha.namenode.https-address.nn2" : "u1202.ambari.apache.org:50470",
      "webhdfs.ha.namenode.rpc-address.nn1" : "u1201.ambari.apache.org:8020",
      "webhdfs.ha.namenode.rpc-address.nn2" : "u1202.ambari.apache.org:8020",
      "webhdfs.ha.namenodes.list" : "nn1,nn2",
      "webhdfs.nameservices" : "hacluster",
      "webhdfs.url" : "webhdfs://hacluster"
      }
    }
}'

# create instance of Hive view

curl --user admin:admin -i -H 'X-Requested-By: ambari' -X POST http://localhost:8080/api/v1/views/HIVE/versions/1.0.0/instances/HIVE_NEW_INSTANCE \
--data '{
  "ViewInstanceInfo" : {
      "description" : "Hive View",
      "label" : "Hive View",
      "properties" : {
      "webhdfs.client.failover.proxy.provider" : "org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.ha.ConfiguredFailoverProxyProvider",
      "webhdfs.ha.namenode.http-address.nn1" : "u1201.ambari.apache.org:50070",
      "webhdfs.ha.namenode.http-address.nn2" : "u1201.ambari.apache.org:50070",
      "webhdfs.ha.namenode.https-address.nn1" : "u1201.ambari.apache.org:50470",
      "webhdfs.ha.namenode.https-address.nn2" : "u1202.ambari.apache.org:50470",
      "webhdfs.ha.namenode.rpc-address.nn1" : "u1201.ambari.apache.org:8020",
      "webhdfs.ha.namenode.rpc-address.nn2" : "u1202.ambari.apache.org:8020",
      "webhdfs.ha.namenodes.list" : "nn1,nn2",
      "webhdfs.nameservices" : "hacluster",
      "webhdfs.url" : "webhdfs://hacluster",
      "hive.host" : "u1203.ambari.apache.org",
      "hive.http.path" : "cliservice",
      "hive.http.port" : "10001",
      "hive.metastore.warehouse.dir" : "/apps/hive/warehouse",
      "hive.port" : "10000",
      "hive.transport.mode" : "binary",
      "yarn.ats.url" : "http://u1202.ambari.apache.org:8188",
      "yarn.resourcemanager.url" : "u1202.ambari.apache.org:8088"
      }
    }
}'

# interact with a FILES view instance

curl --user admin:admin -i -H 'X-Requested-By: ambari' -X GET http://localhost:8080/api/v1/views/FILES/versions/1.0.0/instances/FILES_NEW_INSTANCE/resources/files...

# once you create an instance, you can see its current properties

curl --user admin:admin -i -H 'X-Requested-By: ambari' -X GET http://localhost:8080/api/v1/
iews/FILES/versions/1.0.0/                                                                                  

# output of previous command

{                                                                                                             
  "href" : "http://localhost:8080/api/v1/views/FILES/versions/1.0.0/",                                        
  "ViewVersionInfo" : {                                                                                       
    "archive" : "/var/lib/ambari-server/resources/views/work/FILES{1.0.0}",                                   
    "build_number" : "161",                                                                                   
    "cluster_configurable" : true,                                                                            
    "description" : null,                                                                                     
    "label" : "Files",                                                                                        
    "masker_class" : null,                                                                                    
    "max_ambari_version" : null,                                                                              
    "min_ambari_version" : "2.0.*",                                                                           
    "parameters" : [                                                                                          
      {                                                                                                       
        "name" : "webhdfs.url",                                                                               
        "description" : "Enter the WebHDFS FileSystem URI. Typically this is the dfs.namenode.http-address\n  
          property in the hdfs-site.xml configuration. URL must be accessible from Ambari Server.",           
        "label" : "WebHDFS FileSystem URI",                                                                   
        "placeholder" : null,                                                                                 
        "defaultValue" : null,                                                                                
        "clusterConfig" : "core-site/fs.defaultFS",                                                           
        "required" : true,                                                                                    
        "masked" : false                                                                                      
      },                                                                                                      
      {                                                                                                       
        "name" : "webhdfs.nameservices",                                                                      
        "description" : "Comma-separated list of nameservices. Value of hdfs-site/dfs.nameservices property", 
        "label" : "Logical name of the NameNode cluster",                                                     
        "placeholder" : null,                                                                                 
        "defaultValue" : null,                                                                                
        "clusterConfig" : "hdfs-site/dfs.nameservices",                                                       
        "required" : false,                                                                                   
        "masked" : false                                                                                      
      },                                                                                                      
      {                                                                                                       
        "name" : "webhdfs.ha.namenodes.list",                                                                 
        "description" : "Comma-separated list of namenodes for a given nameservice.\n            Value of hdfs
-site/dfs.ha.namenodes.[nameservice] property",                                                               
        "label" : "List of NameNodes",                                                                        
        "placeholder" : null,                                                                                 
        "defaultValue" : null,                                                                                
        "clusterConfig" : "fake",                                                                             
        "required" : false,                                                                                   
        "masked" : false                                                                                      
      },                                                                                                      
      {                                                                                                       
        "name" : "webhdfs.ha.namenode.rpc-address.nn1",                                                       
        "description" : "RPC address for first name node.\n            Value of hdfs-site/dfs.namenode.rpc-add
ress.[nameservice].[namenode1] property",                                                                     
        "label" : "First NameNode RPC Address",                                                               
        "placeholder" : null,                                                                                 
        "defaultValue" : null,                                                                                
        "clusterConfig" : "fake",                                                                             
        "required" : false,                                                                                   
        "masked" : false                                                                                      
      },                                                                                                      
      {                                                                                                       
        "name" : "webhdfs.ha.namenode.rpc-address.nn2",                                                       
        "description" : "RPC address for second name node.\n            Value of hdfs-site/dfs.namenode.rpc-ad
dress.[nameservice].[namenode2] property",                                                                    
        "label" : "Second NameNode RPC Address",                                                              
        "placeholder" : null,                                                                                 
        "defaultValue" : null,                                                                                
        "clusterConfig" : "fake",                                                                             
        "required" : false,                                                                                   
        "masked" : false                                                                                      
      },                                                                                                      
      {                                                                                                       
        "name" : "webhdfs.ha.namenode.http-address.nn1",                                                      
        "description" : "WebHDFS address for first name node.\n            Value of hdfs-site/dfs.namenode.htt
p-address.[nameservice].[namenode1] property",                                                                
        "label" : "First NameNode HTTP (WebHDFS) Address",                                                    
        "placeholder" : null,                                                                                 
        "defaultValue" : null,                                                                                
        "clusterConfig" : "fake",                                                                             
        "required" : false,                                                                                   
        "masked" : false                                                                                      
      },                                                                                                      
      {                                                                                                       
        "name" : "webhdfs.ha.namenode.http-address.nn2",                                                      
        "description" : "WebHDFS address for second name node.\n            Value of hdfs-site/dfs.namenode.ht
tp-address.[nameservice].[namenode2] property",                                                               
        "label" : "Second NameNode HTTP (WebHDFS) Address",                                                   
        "placeholder" : null,                                                                                 
        "defaultValue" : null,                                                                                
        "clusterConfig" : "fake",                                                                             
        "required" : false,                                                                                   
        "masked" : false                                                                                      
      },                                                                                                      
      {                                                                                                       
        "name" : "webhdfs.client.failover.proxy.provider",                                                    
        "description" : "The Java class that HDFS clients use to contact the Active NameNode\n            Valu
e of hdfs-site/dfs.client.failover.proxy.provider.[nameservice] property",                                    
        "label" : "Failover Proxy Provider",                                                                  
        "placeholder" : null,                                                                                 
        "defaultValue" : null,                                                                                
        "clusterConfig" : "fake",                                                                             
        "required" : false,                                                                                   
        "masked" : false                                                                                      
      },                                                                                                      
      {                                                                                                       
        "name" : "hdfs.auth_to_local",                                                                        
        "description" : "Auth to Local Configuration",                                                        
        "label" : "Auth To Local",                                                                            
        "placeholder" : null,                                                                                 
        "defaultValue" : null,                                                                                
        "clusterConfig" : "core-site/hadoop.security.auth_to_local",                                          
        "required" : false,                                                                                   
        "masked" : false                                                                                      
      },                                                                                                      
      {                                                                                                       
        "name" : "webhdfs.username",                                                                          
        "description" : "doAs for proxy user for HDFS. By default, uses the currently logged-in Ambari user.",
        "label" : "WebHDFS Username",                                                                         
        "placeholder" : null,                                                                                 
        "defaultValue" : "${username}",                                                                       
        "clusterConfig" : null,                                                                               
        "required" : false,                                                                                   
        "masked" : false                                                                                      
      },                                                                                                      
      {                                                                                                       
        "name" : "webhdfs.auth",                                                                              
        "description" : "Semicolon-separated authentication configs.",                                        
        "label" : "WebHDFS Authorization",                                                                    
        "placeholder" : "auth=SIMPLE",                                                                        
        "defaultValue" : null,                                                                                
        "clusterConfig" : null,                                                                               
        "required" : false,                                                                                   
        "masked" : false                                                                                      
      }                                                                                                       
    ],                                                                                                        
    "status" : "DEPLOYED",                                                                                    
    "status_detail" : "Deployed /var/lib/ambari-server/resources/views/work/FILES{1.0.0}.",                   
    "system" : false,                                                                                         
    "version" : "1.0.0",                                                                                      
    "view_name" : "FILES"                                                                                     
  },                                                                                                          
  "permissions" : [                                                                                           
    {                                                                                                         
      "href" : "http://localhost:8080/api/v1/views/FILES/versions/1.0.0/permissions/4",                       
      "PermissionInfo" : {                                                                                    
        "permission_id" : 4,                                                                                  
        "version" : "1.0.0",                                                                                  
        "view_name" : "FILES"                                                                                 
      }                                                                                                       
    }                                                                                                         
  ],                                                                                                          
  "instances" : [                                                                                             
    {                                                                                                         
      "href" : "http://localhost:8080/api/v1/views/FILES/versions/1.0.0/instances/Files",                     
      "ViewInstanceInfo" : {                                                                                  
        "instance_name" : "Files",                                                                            
        "version" : "1.0.0",                                                                                  
        "view_name" : "FILES"                                                                                 
      }                                                                                                       
    }                                                                                                         
  ]      
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Expert Contributor

@Artem Ervits Could you add an example to modify Permissions to a View via Rest API Interface.

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@Saumil Mayani

that's a great suggestion, it was on my follow up list as when you provision a new user and/or new view, permissions need to be added. Will follow up with that suggestion soon.

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what should be the url/command when we need to access hadoop jobs for a specified time duration ?

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