Installing HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric XD Distributed File and Object Store

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

The steps for installing XD are the same as the steps for installing data-fabric software, with some exceptions as follows. XD is a lightweight installation that includes the file system for data storage, support for mounting and accessing the cluster using NFS, and a range of optional clients.

This table shows the included features:
Included Not Included
File system Hadoop & YARN
NFS MapReduce
Data Fabric, PACC, or POSIX clients (optional) Database
Metrics and log monitoring (optional) Streams
Data-access gateway
Ecosystem components

For more information about XD, see HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric XD Distributed File and Object Store.

Before Installing XD Using the Installer

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

Installing XD Using the Installer

Use these steps to install XD using the web-based Installer:
  1. Download the Installer. See Installer.
  2. On the Version & Services page of the Installer, specify these values:
    • MapR Version: 6.2.0 or later.
    • Edition: MapR Data Platform Enterprise Edition.
    • Select Configuration Options: Select security options as needed.
    • License Option: Apply the XD license after the installation completes.
    • MEP Version: The MEP version is pre-selected.
    • Auto-Provisioning Template: MapR File System and Object Store (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 Installer indicates that the installation is complete, go to After Installing a XD Cluster.

Installing XD without Using the Installer

Use the following information to install XD using manual steps.

You can use the manual installation steps described in Installing without the Installer to install the release 6.2.0 or later packages. Perform all steps unless otherwise indicated. Note the following considerations for some steps:
Step 1 Follow the documented 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 release 6.2.0 or later packages at a minimum:
  • mapr-core
  • mapr-core-internal
  • mapr-apiserver
  • mapr-fileserver
  • mapr-librdkafka
  • mapr-cldb
  • mapr-nfs1
  • mapr-mastgateway
  • mapr-webserver
  • mapr-zookeeper
  • mapr-zk-internal

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

Step 4 Follow the documented steps.
Step 5 Follow the documented steps.
Step 6 Follow the documented steps.
Step 7 Apply the 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 XD Cluster

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