CDH 5 QuickStart Guide

This guide is for Apache Hadoop developers and system administrators who want to evaluate CDH, the 100% open source platform from Cloudera which contains Apache Hadoop and related projects. It describes how to quickly install Apache Hadoop and CDH components from a Yum, Apt, or zypper/YaST repository on a single Linux node in pseudo-distributed mode.

For more information about installing and configuring CDH 5, and deploying it on a cluster, see Installing and Deploying CDH Using the Command Line.

You can use Cloudera Manager to install and deploy CDH, instead of this guide. Cloudera Manager automates many of the steps and makes the process as a whole much simpler. For more information, see the Cloudera Manager and CDH QuickStart Guide.