The Experiences Compute Service (ECS)

Cloudera Manager provides tools for managing and monitoring the CDP Private Cloud Experiences Compute Service.

The Experiences Compute Service (ECS) service enables you to run CDP Private Cloud Experiences by creating container-based clusters in your data center. In addition to the option to use OpenShift, which requires that you deploy and manage the Kubernetes infrastructure, you can also deploy a Experiences Compute Service cluster, which creates and manages an embedded Kubernetes infrastructure for use with CDP Private Cloud Experiences. Installing, configuring, and managing OpenShift is not required. You only need to provide hosts on which to install the service and Cloudera Manager sets up the Experiences Compute Service cluster and also provides management and monitoring of the cluster.

When you create an Experiences Compute Service cluster, two new services are added to the cluster:

  • Experiences Compute Service (ECS) service. The ECS service has two roles:

    • ECS Server -- runs on a single host in the Experiences Compute Service cluster.

    • ECS Agent -- runs on all hosts except the host running the Server role in the Experiences Compute Service Cluster.

  • Docker service. The Docker service has a single role:

    • Docker Server -- runs on all hosts in the Experiences Compute Service Cluster.