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Can one use a single database server for hosting Ambari database for multiple clusters?

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Picture a scenario where you have one MySQL database server and I'd like to run two Ambari managed clusters. Would name collision occur if 2nd cluster tried to create a database on the same server? Can you use a different name for Ambari database?

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Re: Can one use a single database server for hosting Ambari database for multiple clusters?

@Artem Ervits

This can definitely be done, but you'll need a different "database" (MySQL parlance) or "schema" (Oracle, DB2 parlance) for each Ambari cluster. For example, you might create an "ambari-Prod1" database or schema for the Prod1 HDP cluster and an "ambari-Test2" database/schema for the Test2 HDP cluster.

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Re: Can one use a single database server for hosting Ambari database for multiple clusters?

@Artem Ervits

This can definitely be done, but you'll need a different "database" (MySQL parlance) or "schema" (Oracle, DB2 parlance) for each Ambari cluster. For example, you might create an "ambari-Prod1" database or schema for the Prod1 HDP cluster and an "ambari-Test2" database/schema for the Test2 HDP cluster.

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Re: Can one use a single database server for hosting Ambari database for multiple clusters?

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thanks, I'm going to test this right now. Stay tuned for your 10 points :).

Re: Can one use a single database server for hosting Ambari database for multiple clusters?

+1. You need a different database for each Ambari server. These databases can be on the same SQL server. All that Ambari requires is a connection string.

Re: Can one use a single database server for hosting Ambari database for multiple clusters?

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It's turning out more time consuming than I thought. Two things I noticed is first, you cannot have upper case letters in database name and second, after you run setup, it asks you to run a SQL file with schema DDL, in case of Postgres, it always asks to run EMBEDDED DDL SQL which doesn't work. Still struggling with this use case. @emaxwell @Nahappan Somasundaram

Re: Can one use a single database server for hosting Ambari database for multiple clusters?

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@Artem Ervits This is a long standing bug in Ambari setup. For an external Postgres database the script is:

Ambari-DDL-Postgres-CREATE.sql