1. Set Up the Bits

  1. Log into the machine which is to serve as the Ambari Server as root. You may login and sudo as root if this is what your environment requires. This machine is the main installation host.

  2. Download the Ambari RPM Package or Repository File.


Table 2.1. Download the repo

PlatformRepository File
RHEL and CentOS 5

wget http://public-repo-1.hortonworks.com/ambari/centos5/1.x/updates/

cp ambari.repo /etc/yum.repos.d

RHEL and CentOS 6

wget http://public-repo-1.hortonworks.com/ambari/centos6/1.x/updates/

cp ambari.repo /etc/yum.repos.d


wget http://public-repo-1.hortonworks.com/ambari/suse11/1.x/updates/

cp ambari.repo /etc/zypp/repos.d


If your cluster does not have access to the Internet, or you are creating a large cluster and you want to conserve bandwidth, you need to provide access to the bits using an alternative method. For more information, see Optional: Configure the Local Repositories section.

When you have the software, continue your install based on your base platform.

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