Supported Operating Systems
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS
- 5.7, 64-bit
- 6.4, 64-bit
- 6.5 in SE Linux mode
- 6.5, 64-bit
- 6.6, 64-bit
- Oracle Enterprise Linux with default kernel and Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, 64-bit
- 5.6 (UEK R2)
- 6.4 (UEK R2)
- 6.5 (UEK R2, UEK R3)
- 6.6 (UEK R3)
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS
- SLES - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, 64-bit. Service Pack 2 or later is required for CDH 5, and Service Pack 1 or later is required for CDH 4. To use the embedded PostgreSQL database that is installed when you follow Installation Path A - Automated Installation by Cloudera Manager, the Updates repository must be active. The SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1 is required on hosts running the Cloudera Manager Agents.
- Debian - Wheezy (7.0 and 7.1), Squeeze (6.0) (deprecated), 64-bit
- Ubuntu - Trusty (14.04), Precise (12.04), Lucid (10.04) (deprecated), 64-bit
- Debian Squeeze and Ubuntu Lucid are supported only for CDH 4.
- Using the same version of the same operating system on all cluster hosts is strongly recommended.
Supported JDK Versions
Cloudera Manager supports Oracle JDK 1.7.0_75 and 1.8.0_40 when it's managing CDH 5.x, and Oracle JDK 1.6.0_31 and 1.7.0_75 when it's managing CDH 4.x. Cloudera Manager supports Oracle JDK 1.7.0_75 and 1.8.0_40 when it's managing both CDH 4.x and CDH 5.x clusters. Oracle JDK 1.6.0_31 and 1.7.0_75 can be installed during the installation and upgrade. For further information, see Java Development Kit Installation.
- Mozilla Firefox 11 and higher
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer 9 and higher. Internet Explorer 11 Native Mode.
- Safari 5 and higher
Cloudera Manager requires several databases. The Cloudera Manager Server stores information about configured services, role assignments, configuration history, commands, users, and running processes in a database of its own. You must also specify a database for the Activity Monitor and Reports Manager management services.
The database you use must be configured to support UTF8 character set encoding. The embedded PostgreSQL database that is installed when you follow Installation Path A - Automated Installation by Cloudera Manager automatically provides UTF8 encoding. If you install a custom database, you may need to enable UTF8 encoding. The commands for enabling UTF8 encoding are described in each database topic under Cloudera Manager and Managed Service Data Stores.
After installing a database, upgrade to the latest patch version and apply any other appropriate updates. Available updates may be specific to the operating system on which it is installed.
- MySQL - 5.5 and 5.6
- Oracle 11gR2
- PostgreSQL - 8.4, 9.2, and 9.3
Supported CDH and Managed Service Versions
- CDH 4 and CDH 5. The latest released versions of CDH 4 and CDH 5 are strongly recommended. For information on CDH 4 requirements, see CDH 4 Requirements and Supported Versions. For information on CDH 5 requirements, see CDH 5 Requirements and Supported Versions.
- Cloudera Impala - Cloudera Impala is included with CDH 5. Cloudera Impala 1.2.1 with CDH 4.1.0 or later. For more information on Cloudera Impala requirements with CDH 4, see Cloudera Impala Requirements.
- Cloudera Search - Cloudera Search is included with CDH 5. Cloudera Search 1.2.0 with CDH 4.6.0. For more information on Cloudera Search requirements with CDH 4, see Cloudera Search Requirements.
- Apache Spark - 0.90 or later with CDH 4.4.0 or later.
- Apache Accumulo - 1.4.3 with CDH 4.3.0, 1.4.4 with CDH 4.5.0, and 1.6.0 with CDH 4.6.0.
- Disk Space
- Cloudera Manager Server
- 5 GB on the partition hosting /var.
- 500 MB on the partition hosting /usr.
- For parcels, the space required depends on the number of parcels you download to the Cloudera Manager Server and distribute to Agent hosts. You can download multiple parcels of the same product, of different versions and builds. If you are managing multiple clusters, only one parcel of a product/version/build/distribution is downloaded on the Cloudera Manager Server—not one per cluster. In the local parcel repository on the Cloudera Manager Server, the approximate sizes of the various parcels are as follows:
- CDH 4.6 - 700 MB per parcel; CDH 5 (which includes Impala and Search) - 1.5 GB per parcel (packed), 2 GB per parcel (unpacked)
- Cloudera Impala - 200 MB per parcel
- Cloudera Search - 400 MB per parcel
- Cloudera Management Service -The Host Monitor and Service Monitor databases are stored on the partition hosting /var. Ensure that you have at least 20 GB available on this partition.For more information, see Data Storage for Monitoring Data.
- Agents - On Agent hosts each unpacked parcel requires about three times the space of the downloaded parcel on the Cloudera Manager Server. By default unpacked parcels are located in /opt/cloudera/parcels.
- Cloudera Manager Server
- RAM - 4 GB is recommended for most cases and is required when using Oracle databases. 2 GB may be sufficient for non-Oracle deployments with fewer than 100 hosts. However, to run the Cloudera Manager Server on a machine with 2 GB of RAM, you must tune down its maximum heap size (by modifying -Xmx in /etc/default/cloudera-scm-server). Otherwise the kernel may kill the Server for consuming too much RAM.
- Python - Cloudera Manager and CDH 4 require Python 2.4 or later, but Hue in CDH 5 and package installs of CDH 5 require Python 2.6 or 2.7. All supported operating systems include Python version 2.4 or later.
Networking and Security Requirements
The hosts in a Cloudera Manager deployment must satisfy the following networking and security requirements:
- Cluster hosts must have a working network name resolution system and correctly formatted /etc/hosts file. All cluster hosts must have properly configured forward and reverse host resolution through DNS. The /etc/hosts files must
- Contain consistent information about hostnames and IP addresses across all hosts
- Not contain uppercase hostnames
- Not contain duplicate IP addresses
Also, do not use aliases, either in /etc/hosts or in configuring DNS. A properly formatted /etc/hosts file should be similar to the following example:
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost 192.168.1.1 cluster-01.example.com cluster-01 192.168.1.2 cluster-02.example.com cluster-02 192.168.1.3 cluster-03.example.com cluster-03
- In most cases, the Cloudera Manager Server must have SSH access to the cluster hosts when you run the installation or upgrade wizard. You must log in using a root account or an account that has password-less sudo permission. For authentication during the installation and upgrade procedures, you must either enter the password or upload a public and private key pair for the root or sudo user account. If you want to use a public and private key pair, the public key must be installed on the cluster hosts before you use Cloudera Manager.
Cloudera Manager uses SSH only during the initial install or upgrade. Once the cluster is set up, you can disable root SSH access or change the root password. Cloudera Manager does not save SSH credentials, and all credential information is discarded when the installation is complete. For more information, see Permission Requirements.
- If single user mode is not enabled, the Cloudera Manager Agent runs as root so that it can make sure the required directories are created and that processes and files are owned by the appropriate user (for example, the hdfs and mapred users).
- No blocking is done by Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux).
- IPv6 must be disabled.
- No blocking by iptables or firewalls; port 7180 must be open because it is used to access Cloudera Manager after installation. Cloudera Manager communicates using specific ports, which must be open.
- For RedHat and CentOS, the /etc/sysconfig/network file on each host must contain the hostname you have just set (or verified) for that host.
- Cloudera Manager and CDH use several user accounts and groups to complete their tasks. The set of user accounts and groups varies according to the components you choose to install. Do not delete these accounts or groups and do not modify their permissions and rights. Ensure that no existing systems prevent these accounts and groups from functioning. For example, if you have scripts that delete user accounts not in a whitelist, add these accounts to the list of permitted accounts. Cloudera Manager, CDH, and managed services create and use the following accounts and groups:
|Unix User ID||Groups||Notes|
|Cloudera Manager (all versions)||cloudera-scm||cloudera-scm||Cloudera Manager processes such as the Cloudera Manager Server and the monitoring roles run as this user.
The Cloudera Manager keytab file must be named cmf.keytab since that name is hard-coded in Cloudera Manager.
|Apache Accumulo (Accumulo 1.4.3 and higher)||accumulo||accumulo||Accumulo processes run as this user.|
|Apache Avro||No special users.|
|Apache Flume (CDH 4, CDH 5)||flume||flume||The sink that writes to HDFS as this user must have write privileges.|
|Apache HBase (CDH 4, CDH 5)||hbase||hbase||The Master and the RegionServer processes run as this user.|
|HDFS (CDH 4, CDH 5)||hdfs||hdfs, hadoop||The NameNode and DataNodes run as this user, and the HDFS root directory as well as the directories used for edit logs should be owned by it.|
|Apache Hive (CDH 4, CDH 5)||hive||hive||
The HiveServer2 process and the Hive Metastore processes run as this user.
A user must be defined for Hive access to its Metastore DB (e.g. MySQL or Postgres) but it can be any identifier and does not correspond to a Unix uid. This is javax.jdo.option.ConnectionUserName in hive-site.xml.
|Apache HCatalog (CDH 4.2 and higher, CDH 5)||hive||hive||
The WebHCat service (for REST access to Hive functionality) runs as the hive user.
|HttpFS (CDH 4, CDH 5)||httpfs||httpfs||
The HttpFS service runs as this user. See HttpFS Security Configuration for instructions on how to generate the merged httpfs-http.keytab file.
|Hue (CDH 4, CDH 5)||hue||hue||
Hue services run as this user.
|Cloudera Impala (CDH 4.1 and higher, CDH 5)||impala||impala, hadoop, hdfs, hive||Impala services run as this user.|
|Apache Kafka (Cloudera Distribution of Kafka 1.2.0)||kafka||kafka||Kafka services run as this user.|
|Java KeyStore KMS (CDH 5.2.1 and higher)||kms||kms||The Java KeyStore KMS service runs as this user.|
|Key Trustee KMS (CDH 5.3 and higher)||kms||kms||The Key Trustee KMS service runs as this user.|
|Key Trustee Server (CDH 5.4 and higher)||keytrustee||keytrustee||The Key Trustee Server service runs as this user.|
|Llama (CDH 5)||llama||llama||Llama runs as this user.|
|Apache Mahout||No special users.|
|MapReduce (CDH 4, CDH 5)||mapred||mapred, hadoop||Without Kerberos, the JobTracker and tasks run as this user. The LinuxTaskController binary is owned by this user for Kerberos.|
|Apache Oozie (CDH 4, CDH 5)||oozie||oozie||The Oozie service runs as this user.|
|Parquet||No special users.|
|Apache Pig||No special users.|
|Cloudera Search (CDH 4.3 and higher, CDH 5)||solr||solr||The Solr processes run as this user.|
|Apache Spark (CDH 5)||spark||spark||The Spark History Server process runs as this user.|
|Apache Sentry (incubating) (CDH 5.1 and higher)||sentry||sentry||The Sentry service runs as this user.|
|Apache Sqoop (CDH 4, CDH 5)||sqoop||sqoop||This user is only for the Sqoop1 Metastore, a configuration option that is not recommended.|
|Apache Sqoop2 (CDH 4.2 and higher, CDH 5)||sqoop2||sqoop, sqoop2||The Sqoop2 service runs as this user.|
|Apache Whirr||No special users.|
|YARN (CDH 4, CDH 5)||yarn||yarn, hadoop||Without Kerberos, all YARN services and applications run as this user. The LinuxContainerExecutor binary is owned by this user for Kerberos.|
|Apache ZooKeeper (CDH 4, CDH 5)||zookeeper||zookeeper||The ZooKeeper processes run as this user. It is not configurable.|