3.1.2. Instructions

  1. Use a workstation with access to the Internet and download the tarball image of the appropriate Hortonworks yum repository.

    Table 4.3. Deploying HDP - Option I
    Cluster OS HDP Repository Tarballs

    RHEL/ CentOS 5.x

    wget http://public-repo-1.hortonworks.com/HDP-

    wget http://public-repo-1.hortonworks.com/HDP-UTILS-

    RHEL/ CentOS 6.x

    wget http://public-repo-1.hortonworks.com/HDP-

    wget http://public-repo-1.hortonworks.com/HDP-UTILS-

  2. Create an HTTP server.

    1. On the mirror server, install an HTTP server (such as Apache httpd) using the instructions provided here.

    2. Activate this web server.

    3. Ensure that the firewall settings (if any) allow inbound HTTP access from your cluster nodes to your mirror server.


      If you are using EC2, make sure that SELinux is disabled.

  3. On your mirror server, create a directory for your web server.

    • For example, from a shell window, type: mkdir –p /var/www/html/hdp/

    • If you are using a symlink, enable the followsymlinks on your web server.

  4. Copy the HDP Repository Tarball to the directory created in step 3, and untar it.

  5. Verify the configuration.

    • The configuration is successful, if you can access the above directory through your web browser.

      To test this out, browse to the following location: http://yourwebserver/hdp/HDP-

    • You should see directory listing for all the HDP components along with the RPMs at: HDP-$os.

      where $os can be centos5 or centos6.

  6. Configure the yum clients on all the nodes in your cluster.

    1. Fetch the yum configuration file from your mirror server.


      where $os is either centos5 or centos6.

    2. Store the hdp.repo file to a temporary location.

    3. Edit hdp.repo file changing the value of the baseurl property to point to your local repositories based on your cluster OS.

      So, for example, if your cluster OS is CentOS 5, you would update the hdp.repo file to look something like this:

      name=Hortonworks Data Platform Version - HDP-
      name=Hortonworks Data Platform Utils Version - HDP-UTILS-

    4. Use scp or pdsh to copy the client yum configuration file to /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory on every node in the cluster.

  7. [Conditional]: If you have multiple repositories configured in your environment, deploy the following plugin on all the nodes in your cluster.

    1. Install the plugin.

      • For RHEL and CentOs v5.x

        yum install yum-priorities
      • For RHEL and CentOs v6.x

        yum install yum-plugin-priorities
    2. Edit the /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/priorities.conf file to add the following: