Cloudera Manager Installation and Setup

Install Cloudera Manager, install Cloudera Manager agent and daemons, add Cloudera Management service, enable TLS, and finally configure clusters to use Kerberos.

  1. Prepare to install and configure the Cloudera Manager packages. For more information, see Configuring Repository. Do this if you have not done it already. Confirm that the repo is set up.
  2. Install Cloudera Manager Server. For more information on installing Cloudera Manager Server, see Installing Cloudera Manager.
  3. Preconfigure the databases for:
  4. Install Agent on all hosts in the cluster. It is possible to add hosts to Cloudera Manager using the Installation Wizard.
  5. Start Cloudera Manager Server and Cloudera Manager agent on all hosts. For more information, see Cloudera Manager Agent.
  6. Install Cloudera Manager User licence. For more information, see Installation Wizard. (Upload the license file and exit the cluster setup by clicking the Cloudera Manager icon )
  7. Add Hosts to a cluster. To add hosts to a cluster, see Adding Hosts to a cluster.
  8. Add Cloudera Manager management service to the cluster. To add services to the cluster, see Select Services.
  9. Set up Kerberos. If you have a Kerberos cluster, then you must add the KDC details in the Administration>Security>Kerberos Credentials>Setup KDC for Cloudera Manager page using Cloudera Manager. For more information on Kerberos and Active Directory, see Enabling Kerberos authentication for CDP
  10. The AM2CM tool migrates service principal names from the service user names in the HDP cluster. If the HDP cluster has default service usernames then Cloudera Manager is configured with default principal names. For example hdfs, yarn, and hive. If the HDP cluster contains user names like cstm-hdfs and cstm-hive then Cloudera Manager is configured the principal names with same names. For more information, see Hadoop Users (user:group) and Kerberos Principals.