This is the documentation for Cloudera 5.2.x.
Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera Documentation.

HBase Installation

Apache HBase provides large-scale tabular storage for Hadoop using the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). Cloudera recommends installing HBase in a standalone mode before you try to run it on a whole cluster.

  Note: Install Cloudera Repository

Before using the instructions on this page to install or upgrade, install the Cloudera yum, zypper/YaST or apt repository, and install or upgrade CDH 5 and make sure it is functioning correctly. For instructions, see Installing the Latest CDH 5 Release and Upgrading Unmanaged CDH Using the Command Line.

  Important: Running Services

When starting, stopping and restarting CDH components, always use the service (8) command rather than running scripts in /etc/init.d directly. This is important because service sets the current working directory to / and removes most environment variables (passing only LANG and TERM), to create a predictable environment for the service. If you run the scripts in /etc/init.d, locally-set environment variables could produce unpredictable results. If you install CDH from packages, service will be installed as part of the Linux Standard Base (LSB).