Step 1: Getting Started Upgrading Cloudera Manager
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Before you upgrade Cloudera Manager, you need to gather some information and review the limitations and release notes. Fill in the My Environment form below to customize your Cloudera Manager upgrade procedures. See the Collect Information section below for assistance in locating the required information.
- Log in to the Cloudera Manager Server host.
- Collect the following information about your environment and fill in
the form above. This information will be remembered by your browser on
all pages in this Upgrade Guide.
- The current version of the Operating
... com.cloudera.cmf.db.type=mysql com.cloudera.cmf.db.host=database_hostname:database_port com.cloudera.cmf.db.name=scm com.cloudera.cmf.db.user=scm com.cloudera.cmf.db.password=SOME_PASSWORD
- Log in to the Cloudera Manager Admin console and find the following:
- The version of Cloudera Manager used in your cluster. Go to .
- The version of the JDK deployed in the cluster. Go to .
- The current version of the Operating System:
Preparing to Upgrade Cloudera Manager
- Access to Cloudera Manager binaries for production purposes requires authentication. In order to download the software, you must first have an active subscription agreement and obtain a license key file along with the required authentication credentials (username and password). See Cloudera Manager Download Information.
- You must have SSH access to the Cloudera Manager server hosts and be able to log in using the root account or an account that has password-less sudo permission for all hosts.
- Review the following when upgrading to Cloudera Manager 7.1 or higher:
You may be required to upgrade the operating system before upgrading. See Operating System Requirements to determine operating system support for the version of Cloudera Manager you are upgrading to. Depending on the support, you may need to upgrade the operating system.
If you must or choose to upgrade to a supported operating system, you must determine whether to upgrade the operating system first or Cloudera Manager first. If the both the current version of Cloudera Manager and the version you are upgrading to both support newer version of the operating system but the new version of Cloudera Manager does not support the older operating system, you must upgrade to the newer operating system before upgrading Cloudera Manager. If this is not true, then you must upgrade Cloudera Manager before upgrading the operating system.
- Install a supported version of the Java
Development Kit (JDK) on all hosts. If you
are upgrading to Cloudera Manager and CDP Private Cloud Base 7.1.1
and higher, you can choose to install OpenJDK 1.8 instead of the
Oracle JDK.There two options for JDK installation:
- Manually install the Oracle JDK or OpenJDK on all hosts.
- Manually install the Oracle JDK 1.8 on the Cloudera Manager host, and then select the Install Oracle Java SE Development Kit checkbox when prompted while running the Cloudera Manager Upgrade wizard.
- Review the Release Notes.
- Review the Cloudera Security Bulletins.
If your cluster uses Oracle for any databases, before upgrading CDH 5, check the value of the
COMPATIBLEinitialization parameter in the Oracle Database using the following SQL query:
SELECT name, value FROM v$parameter WHERE name = 'compatible'The default value is 12.2.0. If the parameter has a different value, you can set it to the default as shown in the Oracle Database Upgrade Guide.