1. Prerequisites

Complete the following prerequisites before deploying Hue.

  1. Verify that you have a host that supports Hue:

    • 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or 6

    • 64-bit CentOS 5 or 6• 64-bit Oracle Linux 5 or 6

    • 64-bit SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11, SP1 or SP3


    Hue is not supported on Ubuntu.

  2. Verify that you have a browser that supports Hue:


    Table 13.1. Hue Browser Support

    Linux (RHEL, CentOS, Oracle, SLES)Windows (VISTA, 7)Mac OS X (10.6 or later)

    Firefox latest stable release

    Firefox latest stable release

    Firefox latest stable release

    Google Chrome latest stable releaseGoogle Chrome latest stable releaseGoogle Chrome latest stable release
    N/AInternet Explorer 9 (for Vista + Windows 7) N/A
    N/ASafari latest stable releaseSafari latest stable release

  3. Verify that you have at least Python 2.6.6 or higher installed.

  4. Stop all the services in your cluster. For more information see the instructions provided here.

  5. Install and run the HDP Hadoop cluster from HDP-2.1.X.

    The following table outlines the dependencies on the HDP components:


    Table 13.2. Dependencies on the HDP components




    Core, Filebrowser

    HDFS access through WebHDFS or HttpFS
    YARNYesJobDesigner, JobBrowser, Hive Transitive dependency via Hive or Oozie
    OozieNoJobDesigner, OozieOozie access through REST API
    HiveNoHive, HCatalogBeeswax server uses the Hive client libraries
    WebHCatNoHCatalog, PigHCatalog and Pig use WebHcat REST API

  6. Choose a Hue Server host machine in your cluster where you want to deploy your Hue Server.

    Typically, you can choose to deploy Hue on any node within your cluster. However, if your corporate firewall policies allow, you can also use a remote host machine as your Hue server. For pilot or small cluster sizes, you can use the master install machine for HDP as your Hue server.

  7. Configure the firewall.

    1. Verify that the host machines within your cluster can connect to each other over TCP.

    2. The machines outside your cluster must be able to open TCP port 8000 on the Hue Server (or the configured Hue web HTTP port) to interact with the system.

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