Setting Up a Virtual Machine for Altus Director Server

Altus Director server is used to provision CDH clusters. See Create a Linux VM on Azure using the Portal in the Azure documentation for an overview of creating a Linux VM on Azure. We recommend using the CentOS image published by Cloudera on Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

Consider the following when creating a Linux VM:
  • Instance size should be D3 or larger.
  • Typically, install Altus Director in the same virtual network and subnet of the cluster.
  • Typically, specify the same network security group.
  • Typically, set the same availability as you set on the master nodes.
  • A public IP address is optional, depending on the access pattern you use.