Manually Install Cloudera Software Packages

This topic shows how to manually install Cloudera software packages, namely Cloudera Manager and CDH. This is useful for environments where it is not possible to use Cloudera Manager to install the required packages, such as organizations where password-less sudo is not permitted.

Although you can install the software packages manually, Cloudera does not support clusters that are not deployed and managed by Cloudera Manager.

Install Cloudera Manager Packages

  1. On the Cloudera Manager Server host, type the following commands to install the Cloudera Manager packages.
    OS Command
    RHEL, CentOS, Oracle Linux
    sudo yum install cloudera-manager-daemons cloudera-manager-agent cloudera-manager-server
    SLES
    sudo zypper install cloudera-manager-daemons cloudera-manager-agent cloudera-manager-server
    Ubuntu
    sudo apt-get install cloudera-manager-daemons cloudera-manager-agent cloudera-manager-server
  2. If you are using an Oracle database for Cloudera Manager Server, edit the /etc/default/cloudera-scm-server file on the Cloudera Manager server host. Locate the line that begins with export CMF_JAVA_OPTS and change the -Xmx2G option to -Xmx4G.
  3. On all hosts, run the following command to install the Cloudera Manager agent:
    OS Command
    RHEL, CentOS, Oracle Linux
    sudo yum install cloudera-manager-daemons cloudera-manager-agent
    SLES
    sudo zypper install cloudera-manager-daemons cloudera-manager-agent
    Ubuntu
    sudo apt-get install cloudera-manager-daemons cloudera-manager-agent
  4. On all hosts, configure the Cloudera Manager Agent to point to the Cloudera Manager Server by setting the following properties in the /etc/cloudera-scm-agent/config.ini configuration file:
    Property Description
    server_host Name of the host where Cloudera Manager Server is running.
    server_port Port on the host where Cloudera Manager Server is running.
    For more information on Agent configuration options, see Agent Configuration File.
  5. Start the Agents by running the following command on all hosts:
    RHEL 7, SLES 12, Debian 8, Ubuntu 16.04
    sudo systemctl start cloudera-scm-agent
    If the agent starts without errors, no response displays.
    RHEL 5 or 6, SLES 11, Debian 6 or 7, Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04
    sudo service cloudera-scm-agent start
    You should see the following:
    Starting cloudera-scm-agent: [ OK ]

When the Agent starts, it contacts the Cloudera Manager Server. If communication fails between a Cloudera Manager Agent and Cloudera Manager Server, see Troubleshooting Installation Problems. When the Agent hosts reboot, cloudera-scm-agent starts automatically.