Cloudera Beta 5 Installation

In a previous article I have explained how to create a simple 4-nodes Hadoop cluster using Cloudera 4. Cloudera has released a beta of the version 5, so I decided to give it a try!

Installation

The procedure remains unchanged, apart from the installer binary path. The following binary installer should be used:

curl -O http://archive.cloudera.com/cm5/installer/latest/cloudera-manager-installer.bin
...

The command line installer installs everything required to setup the Hadoop Cluster (including Java 1.7 and the database):

Cloudera Manager Installer 5 installs all the packages required.

Cloudera Manager Installer 5 installs all the packages required.

Connect to the website installed on the first node of the cluster, (for example http://hadoop1.example.com:7180) and logon using admin/admin. The installation procedure then continues. The steps are very similar compared to CDH4.5. There is only one parcel to install: Impala and Solr are now part of the main CDH5 parcel.

The Cloudera 5 beta installer worked flawlessly and in minutes I was operational.

The installer completes the installation successfully.

The installer completes the installation successfully.

Cloudera Manager 5

The Cloudera Manager 5.0 main page (running on port 7180 of your first node) is very familiar, and is almost similar to the version 4.5:

Cloudera Manager 5 main screen is very similar to the version 4.5

Cloudera Manager 5 main screen is very similar to the version 4.5

Hue 3.0

On the other hand Hue version 3.0.0, delivered with this installation, has changed a lot. The interface is streamlined and user friendly:

Hue 3.0 designed has been improved

Hue 3.0 designed has been improved

Conclusion

I have been able to install my new Hadoop cluster, with YARN, JDK7 and CDH 5 in less than an hour without any issue. I’m now busy exploring…

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