Important Note:

Cloudera Manager version 3 and CDH3 have reached End of Maintenance (EOM) as of June 20th, 2013. Cloudera will not support or provide patches for any of the Cloudera Manager version 3 and CDH3 releases. To view documentation related to later releases, click the Documentation link at the top of this page.

CDH3 Quick Start Guide

About this Guide

This guide is for Apache Hadoop developers and system administrators who want to evaluate Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH3). The following sections describe how to quickly install Apache Hadoop and CDH3 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 CDH3, and deploying in standalone mode and on a cluster, see the  CDH3 Installation Guide.


If you want to download and install a tarball, go to Downloads.

  Check out Cloudera Manager Free Edition:

You can use Cloudera Manager Free Edition to automate and simplify many of the steps in a manual installation and deployment of CDH. For more information, see the Cloudera Manager Free Edition documentation.