Cloudera Manager is an application you use to manage, configure, and monitor CDP Private Cloud Base clusters and Cloudera Runtime services. Cloudera recommends that you install Cloudera Runtime services using Cloudera Manager.
You can install the Runtime services using parcels or native packages. A parcel is a binary distribution format. Parcels offer a number of benefits including consistency, flexible installation location, installation without sudo, reduced upgrade downtime, rolling upgrades, and easy downgrades. Cloudera recommends using parcels, though using packages is supported.