Requirements and Supported Versions

The following sections describe the requirements and supported operating systems, databases, and browsers for Cloudera Director.

Cloud Providers

Cloudera Director has native support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform.

Each Cloudera Director release embeds the current plugin for supported cloud providers, but a newer plugin may have been posted on the Cloudera GitHub site subsequent to the Cloudera Director release. To check for the latest version, click the appropriate link:

Cloudera Director Service Provider Interface (SPI)

The Cloudera Director SPI defines an open source Java interface that plugins implement to add support for additional cloud providers to Cloudera Director. For more information, see the file for the SPI Cloudera Director GitHub repository.

Supported Software and Distributions

The table below lists software requirements, recommendations, and supported versions for resources used with Cloudera Director.

  Cloudera Director Cloudera Manager and CDH
Operating Systems (64-bit only)

RHEL and CentOS 5.7, 6.4, 6.5, and 6.7

SLES Server 11

Wheezy 7.0 and 7.1

Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04

RHEL and CentOS 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, and 6.7
Oracle Java SE Development Kit (JDK) Oracle JDK version 6, 7, or 8

Oracle JDK version 6 or 7 (Cloudera Manager 4 and CDH 4)

Oracle JDK version 7 or 8 (Cloudera Manager 5 and CDH 5)

Default Database Embedded H2 database Embedded PostgreSQL Database
Supported Databases MySQL 5.5, 5.6

MySQL 5.5, 5.6

PostgreSQL 8.1, 8.3, 8.4, and 9.1

Resource Requirements

The table below lists requirements for resources used with Cloudera Director.

  Cloudera Director Cloudera Manager and CDH
CPU 2 4
RAM 3.75 GB 64 GB
Disk 8 GB 500 GB
Recommended AWS instance c3.large and c4.large

Cloudera Manager: m4.large or m4.xlarge

Recommended Google Cloud Platform instance n1-standard-2 n1-highmem-8

Supported Cloudera Manager and CDH Versions

Cloudera Director 1.x can install any version of Cloudera Manager 5 with any CDH 4 or CDH 5 parcels. Use of CDH packages is not supported.

Networking and Security Requirements

Cloudera Director requires the following inbound ports to be open:
  • TCP ports 22: These ports allow SSH to Cloudera Director instance.
  • All traffic across all ports within the security group: This rule allows connectivity with all the components within the Hadoop cluster. This rule avoids numerous individual ports to be opened in the security group.
Type Protocol Port Range Source
SSH (22) TCP (6) 22
ALL Traffic ALL ALL security_group_id

See note paragraph below.

In order to connect to the AWS network Cloudera recommends to open only these ports and set up a SOCKS proxy. Unless your network has direct connection to AWS you will have to set this up to access the Cloudera Director instance. This will be done in a later step.

Supported Browsers

Cloudera Director supports the following browsers:
  • Mozilla Firefox 11 and higher
  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 9 and higher
  • Safari 5 and higher