Build and install Ambari 1.4.1

Step 1: Download and build Ambari 1.4.1 source:

#]  wget

#]  tar xfvz ambari-1.4.1-incubating.tar.gz

#]  cd ambari-1.4.1-incubating/

#]  mvn -X -B -e clean install package rpm:rpm -DskipTests -Dpython.ver="python >= 2.6"


  1. Make sure you have rpm-build tool installed. (If not install it using, "yum install rpm-build")
  2. Make sure you have brunch installed before building. (Refer:

Once the rpm build succeeds you should be able to install the Ambari repository.

Step 2: Install Ambari Server:

#] Get the rpm package from ambari-server/target/rpm/ambari-server/RPMS/noarch/

_\[For CentOS 5 or 6\]_

yum install ambari-server*.rpm    #This should also pull in postgres packages as well.

_\[For SLES 11\]_

zypper install ambari-server*.rpm    #This should also pull in postgres packages as well.

Step 3: Setup Ambari Server:


#]  ambari-server setup

Note that you will see a new set of prompts when running setup:

Ambari-server daemon is configured to run under user 'root'. Change this setting \[y/n\] \(n)?

You can proceed with a no (n).

Enter advanced database configuration \[y/n\] \(n)?

For advanced database installation say y: with n it will default to username ambari and password bigdata.

Choose one of the following options:
\[1\] - PostgreSQL (Embedded)
\[2\] - Oracle

You can choose 1 or 2 depending on the database you want to use.

Username \[ambari\]:

You can use any username here. This is the username that ambari uses to connect to DB. If you press enter it will use the default ambari-server

Password \[bigdata\]:

Password for the DB username, default is bigdata, pressing enter will use the default, else you can йфьифкenter your own password.

Do you accept the Oracle Binary Code License Agreement \[y/n\] \(y)?

This is to accept Oracle JDK’s license. Go ahead and say ‘y’.

Start Ambari server

#]  ambari-server start

Step 4: BootStrap the Agents using the UI  and begin the deploy/start process.

Go to the web server UI at:


Login using:


The step below are only required if the ambari agent is being bootstrapped manually.

Step 5: Install the ambari agent

The following command needs to be on all ambari agent hosts.

#] Get the rpm package from ambari-agent/target/rpm/ambari-agent/RPMS/x86_64/

_\[For CentOS 5 or 6\]_

yum install ambari-agent*.rpm

_\[For SLES 11\]_

zypper install ambari-agent*.rpm

Step 6: Configure the ambari-agent

vim /etc/ambari-agent/ambari.ini



Make sure the above hostname points to the actual ambari server.

Step 7: Start the ambari-agent

#]  ambari-agent start

Note: You would need to download the HDP repo to the hosts before proceeding with the installation

Repository URLs:

(Redhat / CentOS) 6

(Redhat / CentOS) 5


Install Ambari 1.4.1 from public repositories

Step1: Download the Ambari repository

#]  cd /etc/yum.repos.d/

#]  wget <ambari-repo-url>

Choose appropriate URL based on the platform used.

(Redhat / CentOS) 6

(Redhat / CentOS) 5


Step2: Install Ambari server:

#]  yum install -y ambari-server

Rest of the steps for setup are exactly as the above steps except installing Ambari agent

Step5: Install Ambari agent:

If boostrapping the agent manually, make sure the ambari.repo file exists on all hosts.

#] yum install -y ambari-agent