Install HDP with Red Hat Satellite

As part of the installation of HDP with Ambari two repositories get generated with the URLs defined as user input during the first steps of the install wizard and distributed to the cluster hosts. In cases where you are using Red Hat Satellite to manage your Linux infrastructure, you need to disable the repositories defined to leverage Red Hat Satellite. The same is also true for SUSE’s Manager (Spacewalk).

Prior to the install and prior to starting the Ambari server you need to disable the repositories by altering the template responsible for generating them.

Prior to Ambari 2.x you would need to change  repo_suse_rhel.j2 template to disable the generated repositories. In that file simply change the enabled=1 to enabled=0. To find the template file do $ find /var/lib/ambari-server -name repo_suse_rhel.j2 .

Starting with Ambari 2.x the configuration for the repositories can be found in the cluster-evn.xml under /var/lib/ambari-server/resources/stacks/HDP/2.0.6/configuration. Also here change the value of enbaled to . In that file look for the <name>repo_suse_rhel_template</name> .

Save the changes and start you install. Continue reading “Install HDP with Red Hat Satellite”