Introduction to Parcels

Parcels are a packaging format that facilitate upgrading software from within Cloudera Manager.

You can download, distribute, and activate a new software version all from within Cloudera Manager. Cloudera Manager downloads a parcel to a local directory. Once the parcel is downloaded to the Cloudera Manager Server host, an Internet connection is no longer needed to deploy the parcel. For detailed information about parcels, see Overview of Parcels.

If your Cloudera Manager Server does not have Internet access, you can obtain the required parcel files and put them into a parcel repository. For more information, see Configuring a Local Parcel Repository.