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

Cloudera Manager and CDH QuickStart Guide

This quick start guide describes how to quickly create a new installation of Cloudera Manager 5, CDH 5, and managed services on a cluster of four hosts. The resulting deployment can be used for demonstrations and proof of concept applications, but is not recommended for production.

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Requirements

The four hosts in the cluster must satisfy the following requirements:
  • The hosts must have at least 10 GB RAM
  • You must have root or password-less sudo access to the hosts
  • If using root, the hosts must accept the same root password
  • The hosts must have Internet access to allow the wizard to install software from archive.cloudera.com
  • Run a supported OS:
    • RHEL-compatible systems
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS 5.7, 64-bit
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS 6.4, 64-bit
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS 6.4 in SE Linux Mode
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS 6.5, 64-bit
      • Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.6 (UEK R2), 64-bit
      • Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.4 (UEK R2), 64-bit
      • Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.5 (UEK R2, UEK R3), 64-bit
    • SLES - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, 64-bit. Service Pack 2 or later is required. The Updates repository must be active and SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1 is required.
    • Debian - Wheezy (7.0 and 7.1), 64-bit
    • Ubuntu - Trusty (14.04) and (Precise) 12.04, 64-bit
If your environment does not satisfy these requirements, the procedure described in this guide may not be appropriate for you. For information about other Cloudera Manager installation options and requirements, see Installing Cloudera Manager, CDH, and Managed Services.

Download and Run the Cloudera Manager Server Installer

  1. Download the Cloudera Manager installer binary from Cloudera Manager 5.2.0 Downloads to the cluster host where you want to install the Cloudera Manager Server.
    1. Click Download Cloudera Express or Download Cloudera Enterprise. See Cloudera Express and Cloudera Enterprise Features.
    2. Optionally register and click Submit or click the Just take me to the download page link. The cloudera-manager-installer.bin file downloads.
  2. Change cloudera-manager-installer.bin to have executable permission.
    $ chmod u+x cloudera-manager-installer.bin
  3. Run the Cloudera Manager Server installer.
    $ sudo ./cloudera-manager-installer.bin
  4. Read the Cloudera Manager README and then press Return or Enter to choose Next.
  5. Read the Cloudera Express License and then press Return or Enter to choose Next. Use the arrow keys and press Return or Enter to choose Yes to confirm you accept the license.
  6. Read the Oracle Binary Code License Agreement and then press Return or Enter to choose Next.
  7. When the installation completes, the complete URL provided for the Cloudera Manager Admin Console, including the port number, which is 7180 by default. Press Return or Enter to choose OK to continue.
  8. Press Return or Enter to choose OK to exit the installer.
  9. On RHEL 5 and CentOS 5, install Python 2.6 or 2.7. Download the appropriate repository rpm packages to the Cloudera Manager Server host and then install Python using yum. For example, use the following commands:
    $ su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm'
    ...
    $ yum install python26
  Note: If the installation is interrupted for some reason, you may need to clean up before you can re-run it. See Uninstalling Cloudera Manager and Managed Software.

Start the Cloudera Manager Admin Console

  1. Wait several minutes for the Cloudera Manager Server to complete its startup. To observe the startup process you can perform tail -f /var/log/cloudera-scm-server/cloudera-scm-server.log on the Cloudera Manager Server host. If the Cloudera Manager Server does not start, see Troubleshooting Installation and Upgrade Problems.
  2. In a web browser, enter http://Server host:7180, where Server host is the fully-qualified domain name or IP address of the host where the Cloudera Manager Server is running. The login screen for Cloudera Manager Admin Console displays.
  3. Log into Cloudera Manager Admin Console with the credentials: Username: admin Password: admin.

Install and Configure Software Using the Cloudera Manager Wizard

Installing and configuring Cloudera Manager, CDH, and managed service software on the cluster hosts involves the following three main steps.

Choose Cloudera Manager Edition and Specify Hosts

  1. Choose Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub Edition Trial, which does not require a license, but expires after 60 days and cannot be renewed. The trial allows you to create all CDH and managed services supported by Cloudera Manager. Click Continue.
  2. Information is displayed indicating what edition of Cloudera Manager will be installed and the services you can choose from. Click Continue.
  3. Specify the hosts on which to install CDH and managed services. You can specify hostnames and/or IP addresses and ranges, for example: 10.1.1.[1-4] or host[1-3].company.com. You can specify multiple addresses and address ranges by separating them by commas, semicolons, tabs, or blank spaces, or by placing them on separate lines.
  4. Click Search. Cloudera Manager identifies the hosts on your cluster. Verify that the number of hosts shown matches the number of hosts where you want to install services. Deselect host entries that do not exist and deselect the hosts where you do not want to install services. Click Continue. The Select Repository page displays.

Install CDH and Managed Service Software

  1. Keep the default distribution method Use Parcels and the default version of CDH 5.
  2. For the Cloudera Manager Agent, keep the default Matched release for this Cloudera Manager Server. Click Continue twice.
  3. Specify host SSH login properties:
    1. Keep the default login root or enter the user name for an account that has password-less sudo permission.
    2. If you choose to use password authentication, enter and confirm the password.
    Click Continue. Cloudera Manager installs the Oracle JDK and the Cloudera Manager Agent packages on each host and starts the Agent.
  4. Click Continue. Cloudera Manager installs CDH. During the parcel installation, progress is indicated for the two phases of the parcel installation process (Download and Distribution) in a separate progress bars. When the Continue button appears at the bottom of the screen, the installation process is completed.
  5. Click Continue. The Host Inspector runs to validate the installation, and provides a summary of what it finds, including all the versions of the installed components. If the validation is successful, click Finish. The Cluster Setup page displays.

Add and Configure Services

  1. Click the All Services radio button to create HDFS, YARN (includes MapReduce 2), ZooKeeper, Oozie, Hive, Hue, Sqoop, HBase, Impala, Solr, Spark, and Key-Value Store Indexer services. Click Continue. The Customize Role Assignments page displays.
  2. Configure the following role assignments:
    • Click the text field under the HBase Thrift Server role. In the host selection dialog that displays, check the checkbox next to any host and click OK at the bottom right.
    • Click the text field under the Server role of the ZooKeeper service. In the host selection dialog that displays, uncheck the checkbox next to the host assigned by default (the master host) and check checkboxes next to the remaining three hosts. Click OK at the bottom right.
    Click Continue. The Database Setup page displays.
  3. Leave the default setting of Use Embedded Database to have Cloudera Manager create and configure all required databases in an embedded PostgreSQL database. Click Test Connection. When the test completes with a , click Continue. The Review Changes page displays.
  4. Review the configuration changes to be applied. Click Continue. The Command Progress page displays.
  5. The wizard performs 32 steps to configure and starts the services. When the startup completes, click Continue.
  6. A success message displays indicating that the cluster has been successfully started. Click Finish to proceed to the Home page.

Test the Installation

The Home page should look something like this:

On the left side of the screen is a list of services currently running with their status information. All the services should be running with Good Health , however there may be a small number of configuration warnings indicated by a wrench icon and a number , which you can ignore.

You can click each service to view more detailed information about the service. You can also test your installation by running a MapReduce job or interacting with the cluster with a Hue application.

Running a MapReduce Job

  1. Log into a cluster host.
  2. Run the Hadoop PiEstimator example:
    sudo -u hdfs hadoop jar \ 
    /opt/cloudera/parcels/CDH/lib/hadoop-mapreduce/hadoop-mapreduce-examples.jar \
    pi 10 100
  3. View the result of running the job by selecting the following from the top navigation bar in the Cloudera Manager Admin Console: Clusters > Cluster 1 > YARN (MR2 Included) Applications. You will see an entry like the following:

Testing with Hue

A good way to test the cluster is by running a job. In addition, you can test the cluster by running one of the Hue web applications. Hue is a graphical user interface that allows you to interact with your clusters by running applications that let you browse HDFS, manage a Hive metastore, and run Hive, Impala, and Search queries, Pig scripts, and Oozie workflows.
  1. In the Cloudera Manager Admin Console Home page, click the Hue service.
  2. Click the Hue Web UI tab, which opens Hue in a new window.
  3. Log in with the credentials, username: hdfs, password: hdfs.
  4. Choose an application in the navigation bar at the top of the browser window.

For more information, see the Hue User Guide.