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4.5. Configuring iptables

For Ambari to communicate during setup with the hosts it deploys to and manages, certain ports must be open and available. The easiest way to do this is to temporarily disable iptables, as follows:

RHEL/CentOS/Oracle Linux 6

chkconfig iptables off

/etc/init.d/iptables stop

RHEL/CentOS/Oracle Linux 7

systemctl disable firewalld

service firewalld stop

You can restart iptables after setup is complete. If the security protocols in your environment prevent disabling iptables, you can proceed with iptables enabled, if all required ports are open and available. For more information about required ports, see Configuring Network Port Numbers.

Ambari checks whether iptables is running during the Ambari Server setup process. If iptables is running, a warning displays, reminding you to check that required ports are open and available. The Host Confirm step in the Cluster Install Wizard also issues a warning for each host that has iptables running.