thank you for this info, however, it says 'For new installs, SmartSense will be installed by default. Entering your Hortonworks SmartSense ID is still required to activate SmartSense. No bundles will be captured and sent until the a valid SmartSense ID is entered.'
I tried ambari 2.5, it asked SmartSense ID and provided my company email. I got nothing so far. so without smartsense ID, you never can install HDP, right?
Ohk, So you went past the installation step. Yes, in order to use SmartSense you would need a SmartSense ID and currently it is available only through support portal. So you would need a support account in order to get a SmartSense ID.