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


CDP Personal Cloud Base is an on-premises model of Cloudera Knowledge Platform (CDP). This new product combines one of the best of Cloudera Enterprise Knowledge Hub and Hortonworks Knowledge Platform Enterprise together with new options and enhancements throughout the stack. This unified distribution is a scalable and customizable platform the place you may 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
  • Gives enterprise grade safety and governance
  • Gives self-service entry to built-in, multi-function analytics on centrally managed and secured enterprise knowledge
  • Gives a constant expertise on Public Cloud, Multi-Cloud, and Personal Cloud deployments

Considered one 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 working an in-place improve from HDP3 to CDP Personal Cloud Base. The general improve follows a 3 staged course of illustrated beneath. 

Within the video beneath, we stroll by a whole end-to-end improve of HDP3 to CDP Personal Cloud Base.

Find out 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 beneath.

  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, overview the CDP Personal Cloud Base conditions as specified within the documentation. As a place to begin to the improve, we’d advocate performing a full cluster well being verify (which our Skilled Providers staff may assist with). Having understanding of the present standing and well being of the cluster might be essential to a profitable improve. It will even be price assessing the cluster readiness for the improve. Your Cloudera Account staff will help you with this evaluation.

The objective of the pre-upgrade steps is to organize the HDP cluster for improve and make sure that the cluster meets minimal model necessities to facilitate the work. This could even be place to overview the model compatibility for different elements like OS, JDK, and backend databases. Please word that it’s best to plan for the downtime required for an in-place improve. 

Additionally it is price checking any behavioral adjustments of the HDP elements and software compatibility in opposition to the brand new variations of elements in CDP Personal Cloud Base. On the very least one ought to anticipate to overview any API adjustments and recompile any functions. In some instances, functions could require adjustments in the event that they rely on elements which are eliminated and unsupported.

Lastly we additionally advocate that you just 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- Overview and Carry out Improve Guidelines Steps

  • Earlier than upgrading, it’s endorsed that you just overview the improve guidelines to substantiate that cluster operation is wholesome together with any conditions for massive clusters
  • Obtain the cluster blueprints from Ambari
  • Overview compatibility for Administration packs (MPacks)
  • Additionally it is advocate that you just 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 unbiased of upgrading the HDP cluster. The excessive degree strategy of upgrading Ambari is proven beneath.

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, make sure that the cluster is working usually and repair checks are handed previous to making an attempt an HDP improve. If you happen to 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 embody:

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 software. Earlier than utilizing the software, you have to observe these preparatory steps.

As soon as the pre-transition steps full and CM is put in and working, the subsequent step is to transition the Ambari managed cluster to CM by way of AM2CM. The aim of this software is to transform the Ambari blueprint to Cloudera Supervisor Deployment template.  The determine beneath depicts the usage of the AM2CM software.

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

  • Provide the software 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 the Cloudera Supervisor UI, and validate the cluster

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

  • Overview configuration warning for all of the companies
  • Overview JVM parameters, log4j, and different configurations for all companies as a number 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, overview  all of the warnings and configurations, and begin the companies within the cluster.

Stage 3: Submit-Improve Steps

Submit-upgrade steps embody software 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 check pre-upgrade versus post-upgrade check outcomes. These exams must also embody any components of the appliance that required code adjustments as a result of adjustments within the platform. You could confirm the performance and efficiency of varied functions and companies, and regulate tuning parameters of companies accordingly. New options and product behaviors could change the efficiency traits of your workloads and require additional changes. This could even be an applicable time so as to add any newer companies, like Hue, to the cluster. 

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

Completion and Finalization

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


The tip-to-end course of is comparatively easy and nicely documented. Care ought to 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. 

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

For added data on the improve course of, please see 


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