CDP Private Cloud Base 7.1.7 Release Summary

Cloudera is pleased to announce the release of Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) Private Cloud (PvC) Base version 7.1.7 and Cloudera Manager version 7.4.4. These releases introduce a direct upgrade path from CDH 6 to CDP Private Cloud Base and roll up all the prior maintenance enhancements from previous releases.

The full list of new features is as follows:

Upgrade Enhancements

  • CDH 6 Upgrades

    • CDH 6 customers can now upgrade their CDH 6.1.x, 6.2.x and 6.3.x clusters directly to CDP Private Cloud Base without having to build a new cluster. Full details of the upgrade procedure are provided here.
  • Documented Rollback Procedure

    • Rollback procedures are available to support upgrades from CDH 6 to CDP 7.1.7

    • Rollback procedures are available to support upgrades from HDP 3 to CDP 7.1.6

  • New Upgrade Companion

    • A new Upgrade Companion is now available on to provide a centralized documentation hub for all upgrade related activities, across all CDP form factors. The Upgrade Companion provides a set of content tabs that cover each of the 5 major steps of the CDP upgrade journey:

      • Getting Started
      • Pre-upgrade Tasks
      • Upgrade the Cluster
      • Post-upgrade Task
      • Troubleshooting
    • The Upgrade Companion also includes a set of filters that help readers narrow the content to their specific configuration requirements.

    • Note: The Upgrade Companion has been designed to complement, and not replace, the existing upgrade documentation.

Platform Support Enhancements

  • New OS Support

    • CDP Private Cloud Base now supports RHEL/CENTOS 8.2 for x86 and PPC

    • CDP Private Cloud Base now supports Ubuntu 20 for x86

  • New DB Support

    • CDP Private Cloud Base now supports MariaDB 10.3, MariaDB 10.4, and Oracle 19c (19.9)

General Feature Enhancements

  • Cloudera Manager Enhancements

    • Numerous CVE/security fixes delivered by upgrading over 20 embedded libraries

    • Tool for checking LDAP connectivity when enabling external authentication

    • Extensible Commission/Decommission workflows for arbitrary services

    • Service Monitor now adapts to low memory environments when possible

    • Atlas canary & extensible canary monitoring framework for CSD authors

    • Configurable Kerberos config file location and principals for Ozone, YARN QM

    • More efficient rack topology evaluation (Improves YARN performance up to 20%)

    • Consistent OS user/group IDs (seamless reattach of cloud storage volumes)

    • Snapshot storage now included in HDFS usage report calculations

    • Test DB connection tool supports Oracle RAC

  • SDX Enhancements

    • Ranger authorization for Hive table creation now supports new resources “storage-type” and “storage-url” and one permission “RW Storage. When doAs = false superuser “hive” would be the user creating the tables in the specified storage and this results in table creation to get authorized for user hive and not for the original user who issued the ‘create/ alter table’ command.

    • HDFS superuser actions are now captured in Ranger Audit

    • Ranger audit enhancements include

      • Filters that now support a clickable UI table format
      • Easy selection of audit filters to display and shows the complete user access details
      • Configuration options to specify the maximum retention days for Ranger audits
    • Ranger Usersync services will update Ranger when users and groups have been deleted from the sync source (UNIX, LDAP, AD or PAM). This ensures that users and groups – and their associated access permissions – do not remain in Ranger when they are deleted from sync source.

    • CM Configurable Maximum Retention Days attribute for Ranger audits. Now users can update the solr document expiry ranger.audit.solr.config.ttl and ranger.audit.solr.config.delete.trigger parameters from CM in Ranger configurations and refresh configurations to get the Solr collection for Ranger audits updated with ttl and delete trigger.

  • Data Warehouse Enhancements

    • Impala now supports Ranger-based row-level filters policies. Row-level filter policies are similar to other Ranger access policies and can be set filters for specific users, groups, and conditions.
  • Platform Enhancements

    • Ozone now defaults to a full High Availability configuration that enable continuous operation without risk of any single point of failure

    • Ozone Node Decommissioning make it easier to for admins to perform OS upgrades, hardware maintenance and other maintenance of nodes

    • Ozone Safe Delete feature helps prevent accidental deletion of files and directories.

    • YARN compatibility enhancements

      • Support for intra-queue preemption for queues that are configured with fairness-based ordering
      • Support for LazyPreemption that optimizes the selection of containers from queues for preemption
      • Dynamic Queue Scheduling (TP) feature enables customers to dynamically change queue resource allocation
    • Kudu integration with Hive Metastore can now be configured via Cloudera Manager

    • Kudu supports multi-row transactions for INSERT and INSERT_IGNORE operations (TP)

  • Streaming Enhancements

    • The Kafka service can now be configured to automatically publish topic metadata to Apache Atlas. Kafka topics will show up in Atlas as individual entities as well as in Data Lineage graphs.

    • Streams Messaging Manager (SMM) can now be configured to use an external Prometheus metric store instead of Cloudera Manager’s internal metric store. This improves SMM scalability for large Kafka deployments with a high number of topics, partitions, consumers, and producers.

    • Schema Registry feature added which allows importing schemas from Confluent Schema Registry’s Kafka topic dump. Schemas can then be uploaded as a file over REST.

    • Streams Replication Manager now supports storing all sensitive data in a secure manner.

    • Cruise Control now exposes TLS configurations to support TLS ciphers and protocols