i was able to connect to the ec2 host w/o issue, copy the files over using filezilla and ran a job but seems to be the task is stuck , no errors in the name node logs.
May 16 2014 08:55 AM
If you are using mac, you need to copy the pem file to your local disk.
ssh -i dzhadoop.pem firstname.lastname@example.org
used filezilla to copy the jarfiles and hdfs put to copy the input file and then ran this command,
hadoop jar /home/ubuntu/data/HadoopEx.jar com.sample.WordCount /user/ubuntu/dezyre/input /user/ubuntu/dezyre/output1
Hope it helps.