Installing an HDF Cluster
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Chapter 3. Installing the HDF Management Pack

About This Task

A management pack (mpack) bundles service definitions, stack definitions, and stack add-on service definitions so they do not need to be included with the Ambari core functionality and can be updated in between major releases.


If you are installing an HDF cluster only, begin the installation with a fresh Ambari instance. Do not install the HDF management pack on a system where HDP is already installed.


  1. Back up your Ambari resources folder:

    cp -r /var/lib/ambari-server/resources /var/lib/ambari-server/resources.backup
  2. Download the Hortonworks HDF management pack. You can find the download location for your operating system in the HDF Release Notes.

  3. Copy the bundle to /tmp on the node where you installed Ambari.

  4. Install the management pack:

    ambari-server install-mpack \
    --mpack=/tmp/hdf-ambari-mpack-<version>.tar.gz \
  5. Restart the Ambari server:

    ambari-server restart

More Information

HDF Release Notes