Understand your Compute cluster layout

Provides an explanation of a Compute cluster installation and information about the cluster layout.

A Compute cluster consists exclusively of compute nodes. A Compute cluster is then connected to a Base cluster with SDX services like Ranger and Atlas, using a Shared Data Context.

Installing NiFi on a Compute cluster is recommended when you want to deploy multiple NiFi clusters for larger scale production deployments, when you want to isolate your dataflows, when you want to have different authorization models per dataflow, and other similar deployment scenarios.

When you install both NiFi and NiFi Registry on a Compute cluster, your cluster layout will look similar to the following: