Preparing to Install HCP
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Software Requirements

Prior to installing HCP, ensure that you meet the software specifications required by HCP.

The host that you choose to use to deploy Apache Metron must have the following software tools installed:

  • Hadoop (HDP 2.5 or HDP 2.6 recommended)

    The following are the required components for HDP 2.5.x and HDP 2.6.x:

    • Apache Hadoop

    • Apache Storm

    • Apache Kafka

    • Apache HBase

    • Apache ZooKeeper


      Supervisor, Kafka Broker, and the HBase client must be installed on the Metron Install Host.

  • To use the PCAP query user interface, you must perform the following:

    • Install Wireshark.

      For example, for CentOS, use the following command:

      yum -y install wireshark
    • Add a Metron user to the Wireshark group.

      For example, for CentOS, use the following command:

      -usermod -a -G wireshark metron
  • MySQL

  • Node.js repository installed on the Management UI host

    You can add the Node.js repository with the instructions from the Node.js Package Manager documentation.

  • Installable during the Ambari installation of HCP

    The following software is required for HCP, but this software can be installed manually or during the HCP Ambari installation. Hortonworks recommends that you wait to install this software until the Ambari installation of HCP.

    • Elasticsearch 2.3.3

    • Kibana 4.5.1