Big Data Hadoop & Spark

Ambari Installation Guide- Part II

In this post, we will be discussing cluster setup in Ambari cluster using AWS EC2 instance.

Before moving ahead in this post we recommend readers to go through our previous post on how Ambari works and steps to install it using a repository.

Setting up Ambari Cluster and It’s Services:

Before starting all the Ambari services, Ambari server needs to be installed on your master node. You can refer to this post for installing Ambari server.  

Ambari Installation Guide – Part I

After installing Ambari Server, log in to the Ambari User Interface using Ambari-server credentials. You will get a screen similar to the one shown below.

Go to the web browser and enter the server hostname. (http://hostname>:8080)

Ambari login

Login to admin console using default username (admin) and password (admin) .

After logging in, you will get a screen like this.

Now, Launch Install wizard to deploy Ambari cluster agents. The wizard will walk you through the cluster installation process. Begin by naming your Ambari cluster.

Next, select the service stack you want to install in your Hadoop cluster.

Enter the list of hosts to be included in the cluster and attach SSH private key for password-less login to Ambari agents.


Note: When using EC2 instance default user, type ‘ec2-user’ in SSH user account section.

After clicking on ‘Next’ button, you will get a screen similar to the one shown below. Here, you can see the list of registered hosts. You can also remove those hosts that are not registered, as you don’t want to include them in the cluster.

After receiving a successful response from each cluster, then click ‘Next’ to proceed further. Following the above action, you will get a screen asking you to choose the services you want to install.

Note: Do not select all services if you are a beginner. You can select the remaining services later on. Here, I have selected all the services as I’m familiar with all services. So, simply select only those services familiar to you.

In the next screen, assign master components to hosts you want them to run on. In this section, you can assign hosts for services as well.

Next, assign host and client components to hosts you want them to run on.

You can also customize the services wherever required.

Click on the ‘Advance’ tab to see the warnings. Before proceeding further, resolve all the warnings, else you not be able to start the services.

Also, don’t forget to download the report by clicking on ‘Print’ as it contains the essential information like which service is running on which hosts etc.  After downloading the report, you can set up these services and configuration to hosts by clicking on ‘Deploy’ option.

On clicking on ‘Deploy’, you will get a screen like as shown below, which shows the installation process. Clicking on ‘Next’, you will be able to deploy the service to hosts.

After clicking ‘Next’, the entire configuration will finally deploy to hosts.

On deploying successfully, you will get the Ambari console UI. Login to this UI by providing the admin credential. Here, you can manage and view all components as well as manage all the services.

Now, we have come to the dashboard of Ambari. From here we can manage our cluster easily through GUI.

Hope this post has been helpful in understanding how to install Ambari using AWS EC2 instance. In case of any queries, feel free to comment below and we will get back to you at the earliest.



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