Adding a CDP Private Cloud Base cluster (CCM1)

You must add a CDP Private Cloud Base cluster with CDP to register it before you can use those clusters with CDP services and components. You can register CDP Private Cloud Base clusters that can be reached only through a private IP address using a reverseSSH tunnel.

To ensure optimum security, clusters within the customer environment are not accessible for communication. They have private IP addresses and cannot be accessed outside the firewall. However, to add your cluster to CDP, a communication line needs to be established. A reverseSSH tunnel solves the problem by establishing a tunnel from the cluster to CDP. You must download and install AutoSSH and the connectivity-install scripts to establish a secure two-way communication channel. The AutoSSH ensures that the connectivity is stable. The connectivity scripts and their installation ensure safe connectivity and communication.

To register the CDP Private Cloud Base cluster as a classic cluster, you enter the CDP Private Cloud Base cluster details. The Management Console acquires the configuration details from Cluster Connectivity Manager (CCM) service and saves it as ZIP files. You download the ZIP files, install the acquired configurations, and then register the CDP Private Cloud Base cluster as a classic cluster.

All the clusters must meet the requirements identified in Prerequisites for adding classic clusters.

You have two options for registering your CDP Private Cloud Base cluster:
  • If you would like to use the CDP Private Cloud Base cluster with Replication Manager, register the cluster using Cloudera Manager.
  • If you would like to use the CDP Private Cloud Base cluster with Replication Manager and Data Catalog, register the cluster using Cloudera Manager and Knox.

For registration steps, see the following documentation: