Step 6) Register a CDP Environment

When you register an environment, you set properties related to data lake scaling, networking, security, and storage. You will need your Azure environment name, resource group name, storage account name, and virtual network name from your resource group.

  1. In the CDP Management Console, navigate to Environments and click Register Environment.
  2. Provide an Environment Name and description. The name can be any valid name.
  3. Choose Azure as the cloud provider.
  4. Under Microsoft Azure Credential, choose the credential you created in the previous task.


  5. Click Next.
  6. Under Data Lake Settings, give your new data lake a name. The name can be any valid name. Choose the latest data lake version.
  7. For Data Lake Scale, choose Light Duty.


  8. Click Next.
  9. Choose your desired region. This should be the same region you created an SSH key in previously.
  10. For the Select Network field, select the name of the "Virtual Network" resource that was created when you deployed the ARM template to create the resource group. The name of the Virtual Network should be the same as your environment name, but you can verify this in the Azure portal on the Overview page of your resource group.
  11. Under Security Access Settings, select Create New Security Groups for the Security Access Type.


  12. Under SSH Settings, paste the public SSH key that you created earlier.
  13. Optionally, under Add Tags, provide any tags that you'd like the resources to be tagged with in your Azure account.
  14. Click Next.
  15. Under Logs - Storage and Audit, choose the following:
    • Logger Identity: <resourcegroup-name> -<envName>-LoggerIdentity
    • Logs Location Base: logs@<storageaccount-name>
    • Ranger Audit Role: <resourcegroup-name> -<envName>-RangerIdentity

    For example:



  16. Under Data Access, choose the following:
    • Assumer Identity: <resourcegroup-name> -<envName>-AssumerIdentity
    • Storage Location Base: data@<storageaccount-name>
    • Data Access Identity: <resourcegroup-name> -<envName>-DataAccessIdentity

    For example:



  17. Click Register Environment.