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package installation for Kafka

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package installation for Kafka

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Hi,

 

The documentation for Kafka states that Kafka is being distributed as a parcel.

 

Documentation:

http://www.cloudera.com/content/cloudera/en/documentation/cloudera-kafka/latest/topics/kafka_install...

 

Is it possible to install Kafka without the cloudera manager? By using packages?

 

Thanks

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Re: package installation for Kafka

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1. If I am to use a local repository of parcels for a cluster connected to the internet.
Will couldera manager still be able to detect if new parcels are available? And can I elect to not upgrade?

 

Yes the parcels would just appear as available parcels, you pick what to download

 

The overview is here: http://www.cloudera.com/content/cloudera/en/documentation/core/latest/topics/cm_ig_parcels.html

 

This goes into how to create a local parcel repository 

 

http://www.cloudera.com/content/cloudera/en/documentation/core/latest/topics/cm_ig_create_local_parc...

 

 

2. Can I successfully rebuild a cluster using older versions of parcels from a local repository that I might have downloaded previously?

 

You could rebuild a cluster from scratch and then import data in yes, you could not reliably back-rev a deployment into a previous parcel version and expect things to work.  But that is an issue with package based installations as well and not unique to parcels.

 

 

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Re: package installation for Kafka

We haven't released the package distribution of Kafka yet, it is only parcels for now.

Are you running a cluster based on packages already?
Regards,
Gautam Gopalakrishnan

Re: package installation for Kafka

New Contributor

Thank you for your response.

Yes, I already have a cluster based on packages.

 

I have a few concerns should I shift to a parcel based distribution, since I am really interested in using Kafka.

 

1. If I am to use a local repository of parcels for a cluster connected to the internet.
Will couldera manager still be able to detect if new parcels are available? And can I elect to not upgrade?

 

2. Can I successfully rebuild a cluster using older versions of parcels from a local repository that I might have downloaded previously?

 

Appreciate your help.

 

Re: package installation for Kafka

Super Collaborator

 

1. If I am to use a local repository of parcels for a cluster connected to the internet.
Will couldera manager still be able to detect if new parcels are available? And can I elect to not upgrade?

 

Yes the parcels would just appear as available parcels, you pick what to download

 

The overview is here: http://www.cloudera.com/content/cloudera/en/documentation/core/latest/topics/cm_ig_parcels.html

 

This goes into how to create a local parcel repository 

 

http://www.cloudera.com/content/cloudera/en/documentation/core/latest/topics/cm_ig_create_local_parc...

 

 

2. Can I successfully rebuild a cluster using older versions of parcels from a local repository that I might have downloaded previously?

 

You could rebuild a cluster from scratch and then import data in yes, you could not reliably back-rev a deployment into a previous parcel version and expect things to work.  But that is an issue with package based installations as well and not unique to parcels.

 

 

Re: package installation for Kafka

New Contributor

Thanks for your answer.