More and more customers are using automation/configuration management frameworks alongside Cloudera Manager.
As Apache Hadoop clusters continue to grow in size, complexity, and business importance as the foundational infrastructure for an Enterprise Data Hub, the use cases for a robust and mature management console expand.
As those clusters become larger and more complex, many operators are looking to use configuration management/automation frameworks like Ansible, Chef, and Puppet alongside Cloudera Manager to help automate the deployment and configuration process. (Others are rolling their own via the open source Cloudera Manager REST API.)
Here are some examples of how-to’s that cover these technologies:
- Using Cloudera Manager with Ansible
- Using Cloudera Manager with Dell Crowbar
- Using Cloudera Manager with StackIQ
Blogger James Ruddy recently added to this list with posts about 1) using Puppet to deploy Cloudera Manager (based on the Puppet module written by Mike Arnold) and then 2) using Cloudera Manager to deploy Hadoop. Thanks to James for sharing his hard-earned knowledge!
If you done something similar with Chef or Salt, let us know in comments.
Justin Kestelyn is Cloudera’s developer outreach director.