This is the documentation for CDH 5.0.x. Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera Documentation.

Upgrading to CDH 5 from CDH 4


If you are using Cloudera Manager to manage CDH, do not use the instructions on this page.

  • If you are running Cloudera Manager 4.x, you must upgrade Cloudera Manager to version 5 first, as Cloudera Manager 4 cannot manage CDH 5. Follow directions in the current Cloudera Manager Installation Guide to upgrade CDH 4 to CDH 5 in a Cloudera-managed deployment.
Use the following information and instructions to upgrade to the latest CDH 5 release from a CDH 4 release.:

This involves uninstalling the CDH 4 packages and installing the CDH 5 packages.


If you are migrating from MapReduce v1 (MRv1) to MapReduce v2 (MRv2, YARN), see Migrating from MapReduce v1 (MRv1) to MapReduce v2 (MRv2, YARN) for important information and instructions.

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