The HDF5 configure options to enable the HDFS vfd are:

Both will require setting HADOOP_HOME.  For autotools configure, these environment variable settings may be necessary:

Installation and Use

The following video contains information on installing and using the HDF5 HDFS VFD. 

 

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An HDFS instance is required to verify the proper functioning of the VFD. Fortunately, HDFS can be deployed in standalone or pseudo-distributed mode in non-clustered environments for testing and development. The HDFS VFD bundle includes a set of tests and the scripts to set up such transient HDFS deployments.