Improve Hortonworks Information Platform (HDP) to Cloudera Information Platform (CDP) Personal Cloud Base

CDP Personal Cloud Base is an on-premises model of Cloudera Information Platform (CDP). This new product combines one of the best of Cloudera Enterprise Information Hub and Hortonworks Information Platform Enterprise together with new options and enhancements throughout the stack. This unified distribution is a scalable and customizable platform the place you possibly can securely run many varieties of workloads. CDP is a straightforward, quick, and safe enterprise analytics and administration platform with the next capabilities:

  • Allows ingesting, managing, and delivering of any analytics workload from Edge to AI
  • Offers enterprise grade safety and governance
  • Offers self-service entry to built-in, multi-function analytics on centrally managed and secured enterprise knowledge
  • Offers a constant expertise on Public Cloud, Multi-Cloud, and Personal Cloud deployments

One in every of our earlier  blogs mentioned the 4 paths to get from legacy platforms to CDP Personal Cloud Base. On this weblog and accompanying video, we deep dive into the mechanics of operating an in-place improve from HDP3 to CDP Personal Cloud Base. The general improve follows a 3 staged course of illustrated under. 

Within the video under, we stroll by way of an entire end-to-end improve of HDP3 to CDP Personal Cloud Base.

Learn how to improve from HDP to CDP

In-Place Improve Overview 

HDP3 to CDP Personal Cloud Base transition basically entails two high-level processes after making ready the cluster for improve (See Pre-Improve Stage) and is represented by way of the  architectural diagram under.

  1. Improve HDP 3.1.5 to Cloudera Runtime 7.1.x utilizing Ambari.
  2. Transition the administration platform from Ambari to Cloudera Supervisor.

Stage 1: Pre-Improve Steps

Earlier than continuing with the improve, assessment the CDP Personal Cloud Base conditions as specified within the documentation. As a place to begin to the improve, we’d suggest performing a full cluster well being test (which our Skilled Companies workforce also can assist with). Having a great understanding of the present standing and well being of the cluster can be important to a profitable improve. It could even be price assessing the cluster readiness for the improve. Your Cloudera Account workforce might help you with this evaluation.

The purpose of the pre-upgrade steps is to organize the HDP cluster for improve and be sure that the cluster meets minimal model necessities to facilitate the work. This is able to even be a great place to assessment the model compatibility for different parts like OS, JDK, and backend databases. Please be aware that it’s best to plan for the downtime required for an in-place improve. 

It is usually price checking any behavioral modifications of the HDP parts and utility compatibility in opposition to the brand new variations of parts in CDP Personal Cloud Base. On the very least one ought to count on to assessment any API modifications and recompile any functions. In some instances, functions could require modifications in the event that they rely on parts which can be eliminated and unsupported.

Lastly we additionally suggest that you simply take a full backup of your cluster configurations, metadata, different supporting particulars, and backend databases. Full particulars can be found for HDP2 and HDP3.

Stage 2: Improve Steps

The improve exercise may be damaged down into 4 duties:

A- Evaluate and Carry out Improve Guidelines Steps

  • Earlier than upgrading, it is suggested that you simply assessment the improve guidelines to verify that cluster operation is wholesome together with any conditions for massive clusters
  • Obtain the cluster blueprints from Ambari
  • Evaluate compatibility for Administration packs (MPacks)
  • It is usually suggest that you simply take a full backup of your cluster, together with:
    • RDBMS
    • Zookeeper knowledge
    • HDFS Grasp Node knowledge directories
    • Ambari Config listing knowledge

B- Improve Ambari

Upgrading Ambari is impartial of upgrading the HDP cluster. The excessive degree means of upgrading Ambari is proven under.

After Ambari has been upgraded, obtain the cluster blueprints with hosts. Since Ambari has been upgraded to Ambari7, one should observe steps to improve Ambari Infra, Ambari Logsearch and Ambari Metrics.

After upgrading Ambari, be sure that the cluster is working usually and repair checks are handed previous to making an attempt an HDP improve. In case you improve an unhealthy cluster, you could expertise failures through the course of that require rolling again the cluster.

C- Improve HDP3 to HDP 7 middleman bits.

The high-level course of for performing an HDP intermediate bits improve is as follows:

Primarily the steps embrace:

D- Transition to Cloudera Supervisor

As soon as the improve to HDP7 is full, proceed to transition the Ambari managed cluster to Cloudera Supervisor (CM). That is achieved utilizing the AM2CM instrument. Earlier than utilizing the instrument, you will need to observe these preparatory steps.

As soon as the pre-transition steps full and CM is put in and operating, the following step is to transition the Ambari managed cluster to CM by way of AM2CM. The aim of this instrument is to transform the Ambari blueprint to Cloudera Supervisor Deployment template.  The determine under depicts using the AM2CM instrument.

As proven within the diagram, the next excessive degree steps happen with AM2CM

  • Provide the instrument with already downloaded Ambari blueprints
  • AM2CM converts the blueprint to a CM deployment template
  • Import the transformed template to Cloudera Supervisor
  • Begin the companies by way of the Cloudera Supervisor UI, and validate the cluster

The AM2CM instrument transitions the service configurations. Nonetheless, you will need to configure and carry out further steps to start out the companies in CDP Personal Cloud Base. Publish-transition to CM, carry out the next steps to make sure correctness of deployment:

  • Evaluate configuration warning for all of the companies
  • Evaluate JVM parameters, log4j, and different configurations for all companies as a few of the JVM parameters and configurations should not transitioned
  • Generate Kerberos credentials for companies if required
  • For every companies full the post-transition steps earlier than beginning the cluster

As soon as all of the post-transition steps have been accomplished, assessment  all of the warnings and configurations, and begin the companies within the cluster.

Stage 3: Publish-Improve Steps

Publish-upgrade steps embrace utility improve testing, validations, configuration and tuning. These are the duties that it’s best to have recognized and run earlier than the improve permitting you to match pre-upgrade versus post-upgrade take a look at outcomes. These assessments also needs to embrace any elements of the applying that required code modifications because of the modifications within the platform. You will need to confirm the performance and efficiency of varied functions and companies, and modify tuning parameters of companies accordingly. New options and product behaviors could change the efficiency traits of your workloads and require additional changes. This is able to even be an applicable time so as to add any newer companies, like Hue, to the cluster. 

As part of the post-upgrade step, in case you configured LDAP in your cluster, you’d wish to arrange the exterior authentication and authorization in CM. 

Completion and Finalization

As soon as the improve is full all companies must be up and operating. At this level it’s best to carry out one other well being test and be sure that all companies are working accurately with Cloudera Supervisor. Moreover guarantee to cease and uninstall Ambari & HDP packages. 


The top-to-end course of is comparatively simple and effectively documented. Care must be taken to make sure that functions and workloads are examined in Improvement and QA environments and that any incompatibilities are ironed out earlier than upgrading manufacturing. 

Evaluate the video above of an precise cluster improve and call your account workforce or Cloudera help if you need to debate the following steps in your CDP journey. 

For extra info on the improve course of, please see