Installing Altus Director Server and Client on Azure

To install Altus Director, follow the procedure for the OS you use. You must be running as root or using sudo to perform these tasks.

RHEL 7 and CentOS 7

  1. SSH to the Azure instance you created for Altus Director.
  2. Install a supported version of the Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK) on the Altus Director host. Altus Director 6 supports JDK version 8. For download and installation information, see Java SE Downloads.
    sudo yum localinstall jdk-version-linux-x64.rpm
  3. Add the Altus Director repository to the package manager:
    cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
    sudo wget "http://archive.cloudera.com/director6/6.0/redhat7/cloudera-director.repo"
  4. Install Altus Director server and client by running the following command:
    sudo yum install cloudera-director-server cloudera-director-client
  5. Start the Altus Director server by running the following command:
    sudo service cloudera-director-server start
  6. Disable and stop the firewall with the following commands:
    sudo systemctl disable firewalld 
    sudo systemctl stop firewalld

RHEL 6 and CentOS 6

  1. SSH to the Azure instance you created for Altus Director.
  2. Install a supported version of the Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK) on the Altus Director host. Altus Director 6 supports JDK version 8. For download and installation information, see Java SE Downloads.
    sudo yum localinstall jdk-version-linux-x64.rpm
  3. Add the Altus Director repository to the package manager:
    cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
    sudo wget "http://archive.cloudera.com/director6/6.0/redhat6/cloudera-director.repo"
  4. Install Altus Director server and client by running the following command:
    sudo yum install cloudera-director-server cloudera-director-client
  5. Start the Altus Director server by running the following command:
    sudo service cloudera-director-server start
  6. Save the existing iptables rule set and disable the firewall:
    sudo service iptables save 
    sudo chkconfig iptables off 
    sudo service iptables stop

Sample Configurations

Sample configuration files are available on the Cloudera GitHub site. You can modify these configuration files to create clusters using the Altus Director CLI.

  • azure.simple.conf: A simple Altus Director configuration that creates a Cloudera Manager node and a four-node cluster (one master and three workers).
  • azure.reference.conf: A reference Altus Director configuration that creates an eight-node cluster (three masters and five workers) with high availability (HA) enabled.
  • azure.kerberos.conf: The same Altus Director configuration as azure.reference.conf, but with Kerberos enabled.