This is the documentation for CDH 5.1.x. Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera Documentation.

Whirr Installation

Apache Whirr is a set of libraries for running cloud services. You can use Whirr to run CDH 5 clusters on cloud providers' clusters, such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). There's no need to install the RPMs for CDH 5 or do any configuration; a working cluster will start immediately with one command. It's ideal for running temporary Hadoop clusters to carry out a proof of concept, or to run a few one-time jobs. When you are finished, you can destroy the cluster and all of its data with one command.


If you have not already done so, install Cloudera's yum, zypper/YaST or apt repository before using the following commands to install or update Whirr. For instructions, see CDH 5 Installation.

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