This is the documentation for CDH 4.5.0.
Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera Documentation.

CDH4 Quick Start Guide

This CDH4 Quick Start Guide is for Apache Hadoop developers and system administrators who want to evaluate Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH4). It describes how to quickly install Apache Hadoop and CDH4 components from a Yum, Apt, or zypper/YaST repository on a single Linux node in pseudo-distributed mode.

For more information about installing and configuring CDH4, and deploying it on a cluster, see the CDH4 Installation Guide.

  Note: You can use Cloudera Manager to install and deploy CDH. Cloudera Manager automates many of the steps and makes the process as a whole much simpler. For more information, see the Cloudera Manager installation instructions.