Installing CDP Private Cloud

Follow the steps below to install CDP Private Cloud.

  1. In Cloudera Manager, click the Private Cloud link in the left menu.

    This opens the Private Cloud installation wizard. The wizard will guide you through the steps to install CDP Private Cloud.



  2. On the Getting Started page of the installation wizard, you can select the repository that contains the installer. The Select Repository field is pre-populated with the Cloudera download location, but you can choose to enter a different repository with the Custom Repository link.

    After you select the repository, the installation wizard shows you a list of prerequisites and some new features highlights for the Private Cloud version that you’re installing.



  3. Verify the prerequisites for the version that you’re installing and then click Next.
  4. On the following page, you’ll enter your Kubernetes, Docker, database, and vault information. The steps below detail the information that you’ll need to enter.
  5. Enter your Kubernetes Environment information.


    In this section, you’ll upload your kubeconfig file. You can get the kubeconfig file from your OpenShift administrator. This kubeconfig must be able to create namespaces.

    And you’ll enter a namespace.

  6. Enter your Docker Registry information.


    In the Docker Registry section, select Use a custom Docker Repository if you’re installing Private Cloud on a production environment. When you select this option, the custom Docker Registry fields become visible. Follow the steps in the wizard to enter your Docker Repository, generate and run the copy-docker script, and enter your Docker username and password.

  7. Enter the Database Server information.


    Next, you’ll enter your database information. For production environments, Cloudera recommends that you use databases that you have previously created. These databases must all be on the same host and that host must be a PostgreSQL database server running version 10.6 or higher.

    Note that the database user must have permissions to create and drop databases on the server. Also note that the databases must be created before you can proceed with the installation.

  8. Enter your Vault information and upload a CA certificate.


    Cloudera recommends that you use an external Vault for production environments. Enter the Vault address and token, and upload a CA certificate.

  9. Finally, you have the option to download the information that you entered on this screen as a template for a future installation.


    The template file is a text file that contains the database and vault information that you entered for this installation. The database server and user information are not saved. This template is useful if you will be installing Private Cloud again with the same databases, as the template will populate the fields here automatically.

  10. Click Next to start the installation, wait for it to run, and you’re ready to go!