Setting Up a Virtual Machine for Cloudera Director Server

Cloudera Director server is used to provision CDH clusters. See the Azure document Create a Linux VM on Azure using the Portal for an overview on creating a Linux VM on Azure. We recommend using the CentOS image published by Cloudera on Marketplace.

Provide the following values during creation:
  • Instance size should be D3 or larger.
  • Typically, install Cloudera Director in the same virtual network and subnet of the cluster.
  • Typically, specify the same network security group.
  • Typically, set the same availability as you will set on the master nodes.
  • A Public IP address is optional, depending on the access pattern you use.