Chapter 2. Defining Cluster Properties

The Hortonworks Data Platform consists of multiple components that are installed across the cluster. The cluster properties file specified directory locations and node host names for each of the components. When you run the installer, it checks the host name against the properties file to determine which services to install.

After downloading the HDP installer, use one of the following methods to modify the cluster properties file:

  • Option 1: Use the HDP Setup Interface to generate a cluster properties file for GUI to use, or to export a generated clusterproperties.txt file for a CLI installation. (Recommended for first-time users and single-node installations.)

  • Option 2: Manually define cluster properties in a file. (Recommended for users who are familiar with their systems and with HDP requirements.)

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