Administering Ambari Views
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Comparing standalone and operational Ambari server set up

Setting up a standalone Ambari Server instance is very similar to setting up an operational Ambari Server instance. Many of the steps are the same, with one key exception: you do not install a cluster using a standalone server instance. A standalone Ambari Server instance does not manage a cluster and does not deploy or communicate with Ambari Agents; instead, a standalone Ambari Server runs as web server instance, serving views for users.

The following table compares the high-level tasks required to set up an operational Ambari Server and a standalone Ambari server:

Table 1. Operational and Standalone Ambari Servers, Compared
Operational Ambari Server Standalone Ambari Server
1 Install ambari-server package Install ambari-server package
2 Run ambari-server setup (DB, JDK) Run ambari-server setup (DB, JDK)
Do not share the DB with an Operational Ambari Server.
3 Configure external LDAP authentication Configure external LDAP authentication
4 Install cluster Do not install cluster
5 Deploy views Deploy views
6 Create and configure view instances Create and configure view instances
7 (Optional) Repeat for each Ambari Server instance
8 (Optional) Set up proxy for Ambari Server instances

(Optional) Set up SSL for Ambari