This is the documentation for Cloudera Navigator 2.0.x.
Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera Documentation.

Installing and Upgrading Cloudera Navigator

Required Role:

Cloudera Navigator is implemented as two roles in the Cloudera Management Service: Navigator Audit Server and Navigator Metadata Server. You can add Cloudera Navigator roles while installing Cloudera Manager for the first time, into an existing Cloudera Manager installation, or while upgrading an existing Cloudera Manager installation.

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Configuring a Database for the Cloudera Navigator Auditing Component

When you install Cloudera Navigator you choose the database to store audit events. You can choose either an embedded PostgreSQL database or an external database. For information on supported databases, see Supported Audit Databases. For information on setting up an external database, see Installing and Configuring Databases.

Adding Cloudera Navigator in a New Cloudera Manager Installation

  1. Install Cloudera Manager following the instructions in Installing Cloudera Manager.
  2. In the first page of the Cloudera Manager installation wizard, choose one of the license options that support Cloudera Navigator:
    • Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub Edition Trial
    • Cloudera Enterprise
      • Flex Edition
      • Data Hub Edition
  3. If you have elected Cloudera Enterprise, install a license:
    1. Click Upload License.
    2. Click the document icon to the left of the Select a License File text field.
    3. Navigate to the location of your license file, click the file, and click Open.
    4. Click Upload.
    Click Continue to proceed with the installation.
  4. In the first page of the Add Services procedure, check the Include Cloudera Navigator checkbox.
  5. If you have chosen to use an external database, provide the Cloudera Navigator Audit Server database properties in the Database Setup page.

Adding Cloudera Navigator in an Existing Cloudera Manager Installation

  1. Add and start the Cloudera Navigator roles:

Adding Cloudera Navigator While Upgrading an Existing Cloudera Manager Installation

  1. Upgrade Cloudera Manager following the instructions in Upgrading Cloudera Manager.
  2. Add and start the Cloudera Navigator roles as described in Adding Cloudera Navigator in an Existing Cloudera Manager Installation.

Deleting Cloudera Navigator Roles

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Select Clusters > Cloudera Management Service > Cloudera Management Service.
    • On the Status tab of the Home page, in Cloudera Management Service table, click the Cloudera Management Service link.
  2. Click the Instances tab.
  3. Check the checkboxes next to the Navigator Audit Server and Navigator Metadata Server roles.
  4. If the role instance is running, select Actions for Selected > Stop and click Stop to confirm the action.
  5. Select Actions for Selected > Delete. Click Delete to confirm the deletion.

Upgrading Cloudera Navigator

To upgrade Cloudera Navigator, upgrade Cloudera Manager following the instructions in Upgrading Cloudera Manager.
  Important:
Cloudera does not provide an upgrade path from the Navigator Metadata component in Cloudera Navigator 1.2 to the Cloudera Navigator 2.0 release. If you are upgrading from Cloudera Navigator 1.2, you must perform a clean install of Cloudera Navigator 2.0. Therefore, if you have Cloudera Navigator roles from a previous beta release:
  1. Delete the Navigator roles.
  2. Remove the contents of the Navigator Metadata Server storage directory.
  3. Add the Navigator roles according to the process described in Adding and Starting the Navigator Audit Server Role and Adding and Starting the Navigator Metadata Server Role.
  4. Clear the cache of any browser that had previously used the 1.2 release of the Navigator Metadata component. Otherwise, you may observe errors in the Navigator Metadata UI.