New ZooKeeper Browser app!

New ZooKeeper Browser app!

Hello animal lovers, in Hue 3, a new application was added in order to make Apache ZooKeeper easier to use: ZooKeeper Browser.


The app is not totally new: it consists of a rebasing from Hue 1 to Hue 3 of the ZooKeeper UI made by Andrei during his Google Summer of Code 3 years ago.

The main two features are:

  • Listing of the ZooKeeper cluster stats and clients
  • Browsing and editing of the ZNode hierarchy


ZooKeeper Browser requires the ZooKeeper REST service to be running on the same host as ZooKeeper itself. Here is how to set it up:


First get and build ZooKeeper:

git clone
cd zookeeper
Buildfile: /home/hue/Development/zookeeper/build.xml

    [mkdir] Created dir: /home/hue/Development/zookeeper/build/classes
    [mkdir] Created dir: /home/hue/Development/zookeeper/build/lib
    [mkdir] Created dir: /home/hue/Development/zookeeper/build/package/lib
    [mkdir] Created dir: /home/hue/Development/zookeeper/build/test/lib


Then start the REST service:

cd src/contrib/rest
nohup ant run&


If ZooKeeper and the REST service are not on the same machine as Hue, please update the Hue settings and specify the correct hostnames and ports:




      # Zookeeper ensemble. Comma separated list of Host/Port.
      # e.g. localhost:2181,localhost:2182,localhost:2183

      # The URL of the REST contrib service


And that’s it, jump up to ZooKeeper Browser!


As usual feel free to comment on the hue-user list or @gethue!