Configure PNDA creation process
The PNDA creation process is controlled primarily via a YAML configuration file.
A template YAML configuration can be found in the PNDA CLI repository.
Designate client machine
Create or designate a suitable machine for running the PNDA CLI. We recommend Ubuntu 14.04.
Clone the PNDA CLI repository repository from the master branch at a specific release tag (e.g.
release/3.5) to the client machine.
pnda_env_example.yaml to create
Set the OS user to be used in provisioning
OS_USER to the appropriate value.
Configure local storage of applications
pnda_application_repo: PR_FS_TYPE to
Configure NTP server
ntp: NTP_SERVERS to an appropriate value for your cluster.
Decide whether you want to run the Cloudera CDH or the Hortonworks HDP Hadoop distribution.
hadoop.HADOOP_DISTRO to either
Set source of SaltStack provisioning scripts
The PNDA software is installed and configured using the SaltStack code found in the platform-salt repository. This can be supplied in two main ways.
Use local copy of platform-salt
A local copy of platform-salt can be used by setting
platform_salt.PLATFORM_SALT_LOCAL to the path to the platform-salt folder on the client machine.
platform_salt.PLATFORM_GIT_BRANCH to clone a remote git URI at the specified branch during provisioning.
If authenticated access to
platform_salt.PLATFORM_GIT_REPO_URI is required then place the ssh key to use, named git.pem, in the top level directory of this repository and set
platform_salt.PLATFORM_GIT_REPO_HOST to the hostname of the server.
Note Please ensure that the local clone of platform-salt or
platform_salt.PLATFORM_GIT_BRANCH correspond to the same release tag as the pnda-cli repository cloned above.
mirrors.PNDA_MIRROR to the URI determined by the placement of the mirror and build components in the staging phase.
There are a wide range of parameters that can be set, please refer to
pnda_env_example.yaml in the PNDA CLI repository for more details.
SSH key pair
Create an SSH key pair for use when configuring the PNDA nodes as
Place the private key
key_name.pem in the root of the pnda-cli directory.
Ensure that key_name.pem has 0600 permissions.
Edit existing-machines/production.json (or a copy of this file) with the IP addresses for the machines in the cluster. ip_address must be reachable from each machine but does not have to be reachable from where the cli is run. Add or remove datanodes, kafka nodes, zookeeper nodes and opentsdb nodes to match the number of machines that you have.
Review the volume config mapping for your flavor so the number of disk volumes you have matches the ones being requested. By default the volumes are assigned out in descending size order, but it is possible to specify the device names and hard code the mappings in the volume config file. The disks can also be partitioned automatically. For an example of specifying device names and partitioning see this volume config file.