Adding an Altus Director Environment on AWS

To deploy Cloudera Manager and CDH on an AWS EC2 instance, you begin by adding an environment in Altus Director. The environment defines common settings, like region and key pair, that Altus Director uses with AWS. While adding an environment, you are also prompted to deploy its first cluster.

To add your first environment in a Altus Director instance:
  1. Open a web browser and go to the private IP address of the instance you created in Launching an EC2 Instance for Altus Director. Include port 7189 in the address. For example:
  2. In the Altus Director login screen, enter admin in both the Username and the Password fields.
  3. In the Altus Director Welcome screen, click the Add Environment tile.

  4. In the Add Environment screen:
    1. Enter a name in the Environment Name field.
    2. Select Amazon Web Services (AWS) from the Cloud provider field.
    3. Enter your AWS credentials in the Access key ID and Secret access key fields.
    4. In the EC2 region field, select the same region in which your Altus Director instance was created.
      Sample image of the General Information and EC2 sections.

    5. In the SSH Credentials section:
      1. For a RHEL AMI, enter ec2-user in the Username field. For a Centos AMI, enter centos in the Username field.
      2. Copy your SSH private key (for example, the key you created in Launching an EC2 Instance for Altus Director) in the Private key field.

      Sample image of the SSH Credentials section.

  5. Click Continue to add the environment and advance to creating either a Simple Setup cluster or an Advanced Setup cluster:

Creating a cluster with the simple setup procedure is quick and easy because many configuration choices have been made for you. This is a great way to try out the product, and get a cluster up and running quickly. Creating a cluster with the advanced setup procedure gives you many more options for how you want your cluster to be configured, and can be used to set up advanced features, like Kerberos, TLS, and external databases.

To proceed, and create one of these kinds of clusters, choose one of the following topics: