Upgrading HDP Manually
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Chapter 3. Upgrade from HDP 2.0 to HDP 2.3.4 Manually

HDP 2.3 supports side-by-side installation of HDP 2.2 and above releases, which lets you perform rolling upgrades on your cluster and improve execution times for in-place upgrade. To support side-by-side installation, the HDP package version naming convention for both RPMs and Debs has changed to include the HDP product version. For example, hadoop-hdfs is now hadoop- HDP 2.2 marks the first release where HDP rpms, debs, and directories contain versions in the names to permit side-by-side installations of later HDP releases.

To select from the releases you have installed side-by-side, Hortonworks provides hdp-select, a command that lets you select the active version of HDP from the versions you have selected.

HDP packages for a complete installation of HDP 2.3 will take about 2.5 GB of disk space.


Until the upgrade is finalized, no HDFS data is deleted from the cluster. Be sure to review your capacity and ensure that you have extra space available during the upgrade window.

This document provides instructions on how to upgrade to HDP 2.3 from the HDP 2.0 release.


These instructions cover the upgrade between two minor releases, such as HDP-2.0 to HDP-2.3. Component information has been updated for HDP-2.3.4 where appropriate. If you need to upgrade between two maintenance releases such as HDP-2.0.x to 2.0.4, follow the upgrade instructions in the HDP Release Notes.

  1. Download HDP 2.3

  2. Get ready to upgrade

  3. Configure and Start Hadoop

  4. Start HDFS

  5. Upgrade Apache ZooKeeper

  6. Upgrade Apache HBase

  7. Upgrade Apache Hive and Apache HCatalog

  8. Upgrade Apache Oozie

  9. Upgrade Apache WebHCat (Templeton)

  10. Upgrade Apache Pig

  11. Upgrade Apache Sqoop

  12. Upgrade Apache Flume

  13. Upgrade Apache Mahout

  14. Upgrade Hue

  15. Finalize the Upgrade

  16. Install additional HDP 2.3 services