Before You Install

Before you begin a production installation of Cloudera Manager, Cloudera Runtime, and other managed services, review the Cloudera Data Platform 7 Requirements and Supported Versions, in addition to the Cloudera Data Platform Release Notes.

For planning, best practices, and recommendations, review the reference architecture for your environment. For example, for on-premises deployments, review the Cloudera Enterprise Reference Architecture for Bare Metal Deployments (PDF). In addition, the importance of security in a production environment cannot be understated. TLS and Kerberos form the baseline for secure operations of your CDP Runtime environment; Cloudera supports security services such as Ranger and Atlas only when they are run on clusters where Kerberos is enabled to authenticate users.

The following topics describe additional considerations you should be aware of before beginning an installation: