Performing a Data Hub major/minor version upgrade

A major/minor version upgrade initiates an upgrade of the major/minor Cloudera Manager and Runtime versions, as well as the required additional parcels (Spark3, Flink, Profiler, and Cloudera Flow Management). After you perform a major/minor upgrade on a Data Lake, perform a major/minor version upgrade on each Data Hub attached to the Data Lake.

Note that for major/minor version upgrades, the cluster can only be upgraded to the same major/minor version as the Data Lake, so you must first upgrade the Data Lake. For instructions, see Data Lake upgrades.

Complete the steps for each Data Hub cluster that you are upgrading.

Required role: DatahubAdmin or Owner over the Data Hub

  1. Start the cluster.
  2. Before you begin the Data Hub upgrade, check if the current version of Cloudera Runtime is <= If yes, then verify the memory settings for Cloudera Manager in the /etc/default/cloudera-scm-server file on the Cloudera Manager server host. If you find the value “-Xmx2G” in CMF_JAVA_OPTS, update it to “-Xmx4G” and restart the Cloudera Manager server after the change.
  3. For clusters that contain the Hive service in Cloudera Runtime versions prior to version 7.2.2, it is required to terminate all running YARN applications before starting the upgrade. So, if the current Cloudera Runtime version is < 7.2.2:
    1. SSH to any Hive node (master or worker).
    2. Get an initial ticket-granting ticket for YARN principal. This passes the Kerberos authentication so that you can run the YARN application in shell. YARN principals are installed in /run/cloudera-scm-agent/process/xxxxx-yarn-RESOURCEMANAGER/yarn.keytab

      Enter the directory and run klist command to display the Kerberos principals in YARN keytab (sample command):

      klist -kt yarn.keytab

      Sample Kerberos principal output: <format: userid/host@domain>


      From the above directory, run kinit command in this format (sample command): kinit -kt yarn.keytab <kerberos-principal format: userid/host@domain>

      kinit -kt yarn.keytab yarn/
    3. Run the command: yarn application -list
    4. For each running YARN application, run the command: yarn application -kill <appId>
    5. Run the command (to verify that no apps are running): yarn application -list
  4. For Streams Messaging clusters, if you are upgrading from Runtime version 7.2.12 to 7.2.14, complete the following steps:
    1. Open the CM UI for the Streams Messaging cluster.
    2. Click on the Cruise Control service, then click on Configurations.
    3. Search for 'RackAwareGoal' in the search bar and remove the entry for 'com.linkedin.kafka.cruisecontrol.analyzer.goals.RackAwareGoal' for 'Default goals,' 'Hard Goals,' 'Support Goals,' ‘Self-Healing Goals, and 'Anomaly Goals.'
    4. Save the changes and restart the Cruise Control service.
    5. Proceed with the upgrade, but note that once the upgrade is complete, add the entries back to 'Default goals', 'Hard Goals', 'Support Goals,' ‘Self-Healing Goals,’ and 'Anomaly Goals.' This time rename the value to 'com.linkedin.kafka.cruisecontrol.analyzer.goals.RackAwareDistributionGoal'
  5. If you use autoscaling, disable autoscaling on the cluster.
  6. Upgrade the cluster. To upgrade the cluster with the UI:
    1. In the left-hand menu, click Data Hubs and then select the Data Hub to upgrade.
    2. Scroll to the bottom of the Data Hub details page and select the Upgrade tab.
    3. From the drop-down menu, select the Target Runtime Version.
    4. Click Validate and Prepare to check for any configuration issues and begin the Cloudera Runtime parcel download and distribution. Using the validate and prepare option does not require downtime and makes the maintenance window for an upgrade shorter. Validate and prepare also does not make any changes to your cluster and can be run independently of the upgrade itself. Although you can begin the upgrade without first running the validate and prepare option, using it will make the process smoother and the downtime shorter.
    5. When the validate and prepare process is complete, click Upgrade.
  7. Monitor the upgrade progress using the Data Hub Event History tab:
  8. When the upgrade is complete, verify the new version. Note that the new version is reflected in the Platform Version, and not the version displayed in the cluster template name (which will remain the same):
  9. If you disabled autoscaling on the cluster, you can re-enable it after upgrade.
If the upgrade is successful, proceed to the topic Post-upgrade tasks. If the upgrade fails, check the Troubleshooting section and re-try the upgrade.

Post-upgrade tasks

After a successful major/minor version upgrade, complete the following tasks if they apply to the cluster you upgraded.

Flow Management clusters

If doing a software-only upgrade for your Flow Management Data Hub clusters and later repairing one of the NiFi nodes after the upgrade, you may be in a situation where the JDK used by NiFi is not the same across the nodes. This may cause issues in the NiFi UI and you may get an "Unexpected error" message.

After you upgrade a Flow Management cluster and repair a node, ensure that the same JDK is used across the NiFi nodes and if there is a JDK version mismatch, manually upgrade the JDK to match the JDK version being installed on the node that has been repaired.

Data Engineering upgrades to 7.2.11

Upgrading a cluster with the Spark service from Runtime version 7.2.6 or 7.2.7 to version 7.2.11 may cause Spark cluster mode to fail. To workaround this issue, add the following configuration to the /etc/spark/conf/ file:

Streams Messaging clusters

Clusters that contain the Streams Replication Manager service require a configuration change following a successful upgrade from Cloudera Runtime 7.2.11 or lower to 7.2.12 or higher. You must configure SRM to use its latest internal changelog data format and intra cluster hostname format. If this configuration is not completed, the SRM Service will not be able to target multiple clusters.

This post upgrade step is required because during an upgrade, SRM is configured to use a legacy version of its changelog data format and intra cluster hostname format. This is done to ensure backward compatibility so that if necessary, a rollback is possible.

Complete the following steps:

  1. Verify that the SRM Service is up and running. This can be done by testing the REST API endpoints using the Swagger UI. If there are any issues, and a rollback is necessary, complete the rollback. No backward incompatible changes occurred up until this point.
  2. In Cloudera Manager, select the Streams Replication Manager service.
  3. Go to Configuration.
  4. Find and disable the following properties:
    1. Use Legacy Internal Changelog Data Format
    2. Use Legacy Intra Cluster Host Name Format
  5. Restart Streams Replication Manager.

Adding configs manually

The major/minor Runtime upgrade does not install additional configs available in the newer versions of the Data Engineering cluster templates. This topic contains a list of configs added over different template versions. Use the CM UI to add them manually, if the config doesn’t already exist.

  • Clusters -> HDFS -> Configuration:
    erasure_coding_default_policy=” “
  • Clusters -> HDFS -> Configuration -> Cluster-wide Advanced Configuration Snippet (Safety Valve) for core-site.xml:
    HADOOP_OPTS="-Dorg.wildfly.openssl.path=/usr/lib64 ${HADOOP_OPTS}"
  • Clusters -> Yarn -> Configuration:
  • Clusters -> Yarn -> Configuration -> YARN Service MapReduce Advanced Configuration Snippet (Safety Valve):
  • Clusters -> Tez -> Configuration:
  • Clusters -> Tez -> Configuration -> Tez Client Advanced Configuration Snippet (Safety Valve) for tez-conf/tez-site.xml:
  • Clusters -> Hive -> Configuration -> Hive Service Advanced Configuration Snippet (Safety Valve) for hive-site.xml:
  • Clusters -> Hive -> Configuration:
  • spark_on_yarn -> Configuration -> Spark Client Advanced Configuration Snippet (Safety Valve) for spark-conf/spark-defaults.conf:
  • Clusters -> Hive Metastore -> Configuration -> Hive Metastore Server Advanced Configuration Snippet (Safety Valve) for hive-site.xml
  • Clusters -> <your cluster name> -> Configuration -> Suppressed Health and Configuration Issues: