Upgrading RPM Deployments from CDH 5 to CDH 6

Cloudera Data Science Workbench ships a single RPM that can be used to install CDSW on both, CDH 5, and CDH 6 clusters.

The upgrade path for RPM deployments is:
  1. Upgrade to Cloudera Manager 6.1 (or higher).
  2. Use the Cloudera Manager Upgrade Wizard to upgrade from CDH 5 to CDH 6 (or higher). As part of the upgrade, the wizard will also remove the Spark 2 parcel from all your cluster hosts. This is because with CDH 6, Spark 2 ships as a part of CDH. The add-on parcel is no longer required.
  3. Upgrade to the latest Cloudera Data Science Workbench RPM.