This is the documentation for CDH 5.1.x.
Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera Documentation.

CDH 5 Quick Start Guide

This CDH 5 Quick Start Guide is for Apache Hadoop developers and system administrators who want to evaluate CDH, Cloudera's 100% open source platform containing Apache Hadoop and related projects. It describes how to quickly install Apache Hadoop and CDH components from a Yum, Apt, or zypper/YaST repository on a single Linux node in pseudo-distributed mode.

For more information about installing and configuring CDH 5, and deploying it on a cluster, see the CDH 5 Installation Guide.

  Note: You can use Cloudera Manager to install and deploy CDH. Cloudera Manager automates many of the steps and makes the process as a whole much simpler. For more information, see the Cloudera Manager installation instructions.