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Apache ZooKeeper Intro and Sample

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ZooKeeper is an open source distributed configuration service, synchronization service, and naming registry for large distributed systems. ZooKeeper was a sub project of Hadoop. ZooKeeper's architecture supports high-availability through redundant services. It support naming service, configuration management, synchronization, leader election, message Queue and notification system. ZooKeeper is a high-performance coordination service for distributed applications

“ZooKeeper: Because Coordinating Distributed Systems is a Zoo”

Let is start work with Zoo-Keeper.

1. Download stable version from here

2. Unzip it ‘C:\zookeeper\zookeeper-3.4.6\’

3. Setup zoo configuration in <zookeeper-home>\zoo.cfg

  • tickTime: do heartbeats and the minimum session timeout (milliseconds)
  • dataDir: the location to store
  • clientPort: the port to listen for client connections



4. You can define log level and log properties in ‘log4j.properties’

5. You can start zookeeper server by  zkServer.cmd/ .sh


6. Sample client can be start by  zkCli.cmd / .sh



[1] http://zookeeper.apache.org/releases.html

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