Chapter 1. Administering Ambari: Overview

Apache Ambari is a system to help you provision, manage and monitor Hadoop clusters. This guide is intended for Cluster Operators and System Administrators responsible for installing and maintaining Ambari and the Hadoop clusters managed by Ambari.

Installing Ambari creates a default user with "Admin Admin" privilege, with the following username/password: admin/admin. This Ambari-level Administrator user has full control over all aspects of Ambari. This includes the ability to fully control all clusters managed by the Ambari instance as well as managing users, clusters and views.

When you sign into Ambari as Ambari Admin, you can:

For specific information about provisioning an HDP cluster, see Install, Configure, and Deploy an HDP Cluster.