1. Set Up the Bits

  1. Log into the machine that is to serve as the Ambari Server as root. You may login and sudo as su if this is what your environment requires. This machine is the main installation host.

  2. Download the Ambari repository file and copy it to your repos.d.


Table 2.1. Download the Ambari repository

RHEL, CentOS, and Oracle Linux 5

wget http://public-repo-1.hortonworks.com/ambari/centos5/1.x/updates/1.6.1/ambari.repo

cp ambari.repo /etc/yum.repos.d

RHEL, CentOS and Oracle Linux 6

wget http://public-repo-1.hortonworks.com/ambari/centos6/1.x/updates/1.6.1/ambari.repo

cp ambari.repo /etc/yum.repos.d


wget http://public-repo-1.hortonworks.com/ambari/suse11/1.x/updates/1.6.1/ambari.repo

cp ambari.repo /etc/zypp/repos.d


Do not modify the ambari.repo file name. This file is expected to be available on the Ambari Server during Agent registration.


When deploying HDP on a cluster having limited or no Internet access, you should provide access to the bits using an alternative method.

Ambari Server by default uses an embedded PostgreSQL database. When you install the Ambari Server, the PostgreSQL packages and dependencies must be available for install. These packages are typically available as part of your Operating System repositories. Please confirm you have the appropriate repositories available for the postgresql-server packages.

When you have the software, continue your installation based on your base platform.

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