Thursday, December 8, 2016

Hue 3.11 with HDP 2.5

Works fine with CentOS / RHEL, I used 6.8 in that case. Epel has to be available, if not, install the repo.
And I ask me why Hortonworks didn't integrated Hue v3 in their HDP release - I mean, Hue v2 is older as old and lacks dramatically on functionality.
Anyhow, lets get to work.

sudo wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/epel-apache-maven.repo

sudo yum install ant gcc krb5-devel mysql mysql-devel openssl-devel cyrus-sasl-devel cyrus-sasl-gssapi sqlite-devel libtidy libxml2-devel libxslt-devel openldap-devel python-devel python-simplejson python-setuptools rsync gcc-c++ saslwrapper-devel libffi-devel gmp-devel apache-maven

sudo mkdir /software; sudo chown hue: /software && cd /software
wget -O && unzip; cd hue-master; sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/hue && chown -R hue: /usr/local/hue && make install

HDP config changes:

Oozie => Custom oozie-site
oozie.service.ProxyUserService.proxyuser.hue.groups *
oozie.service.ProxyUserService.proxyuser.hue.hosts *

Hive => Custom webhcat-site *
webhcat.proxyuser.hue.groups *

HDFS => Custom core-site
hadoop.proxyuser.hue.hosts *
hadoop.proxyuser.hue.groups *

At the end, hue.ini needs to be configured to fit the installation, here's an example - I use 8899 as HueUI port:


At least a new security rule for port 8899 has to be created, as well as the hbase thrift service has to be started per:
nohup hbase thrift start &

Configure Hue:
/usr/local/hue/build/env/bin/hue syncdb
/usr/local/hue/build/env/bin/hue migrate

Start Hue:
/usr/local/hue/build/env/bin/supervisor -d

Login per http://your_hue3_host:8899

I strongly recommend to use MySQL as an backend DB, but for first test the integrated SQLite instance is fine, too.

HUE-4701 - recreate the saved queries from sample notebook