Installing MapR XD Distributed File and Object Store

Describes how to install MapR XD software with or without the MapR Installer.

The steps for installing MapR XD are the same as the steps for installing MapR software, with some exceptions as follows.

For more information about MapR XD, see MapR XD Distributed File and Object Store.

Before Installing MapR XD Using the MapR Installer

Regardless of the method you use to install MapR XD, before installing, you should review the information in these topics:

Installing MapR XD Using the MapR Installer

Use these steps to install MapR XD using the web-based MapR Installer:
  1. Download the MapR Installer. See MapR Installer.
  2. On the Version & Services page of the MapR Installer, specify these values:
    • MapR Version: 6.1.0 or later.
    • Edition: MapR Data Platform Enterprise Edition.
    • Select Configuration Options: Select security options as needed.
    • License Option: Apply the MapR XD license after the installation completes.
    • MEP Version: The MEP version is pre-selected.
    • Auto-Provisioning Template: MapR File System and Object Store (MapR XD). You do not need to select any services.
  3. Click Next to advance through the menus.
  4. On the Monitoring page, enable metrics collection with either the full or minimum configuration.
  5. When the MapR Installer indicates that the installation is complete, go to After Installing a MapR XD Cluster.

Installing MapR XD without Using the MapR Installer

Use the following information to install MapR XD using manual steps.

You can use the manual installation steps described in Installing without the MapR Installer to install the MapR 6.0.0 or later packages. Perform all steps unless otherwise indicated. Note the following considerations for some steps:
Step 2 A repository needs to be configured for the Metrics Monitoring components. These components are available in the MEP repository.
Step 3 Install these MapR 6.0.0 or later packages at a minimum:
  • mapr-core
  • mapr-fileserver
  • mapr-cldb
  • mapr-nfs1
  • mapr-mastgateway
  • mapr-webserver
  • mapr-zookeeper

For information about packages and dependencies, see Packages and Dependencies for MapR Software.

Step 7 Apply the MapR XD license.
Step 8 Complete the steps to install Metrics Monitoring.
Step 9 Installing Log Monitoring is optional.
Step 10 Skip this step. Except for the Metrics Monitoring components, you do not need to install any ecosystem components.
Step 11 Complete this step. Running with the -R option is required.

1When you install mapr-nfs, NFSv3 is installed. To install NFSv4, you must use the mapr-nfs4server package. Neither NSFv3 nor NSFv4 provides security by default. You can configure NFSv4 server to work with Active Directory and Kerberos servers, but you must first install Active Directory and Kerberos servers. For more information, see Configuring NFSv4 Server for Kerberos. NFSv3 does not support security. .

After Installing a MapR XD Cluster

After successfully installing the cluster, configure the cluster and set up clients using this information: