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Software Requirements

The host that you choose to use to deploy Apache Metron must have the following software tools installed:

  • Hadoop (HDP 2.5 or HDP 2.6 recommended)

    The following are the required components for HDP 2.5.x and HDP 2.6.x:

    For required component versions, see HDP supported component versions.

    • Apache Hadoop

    • Apache Storm

    • Apache Kafka

    • Apache HBase

    • Apache ZooKeeper


      Supervisor, Kafka Broker, and the HBase client must be installed on the Metron Install Host.

  • MySQL

  • Node.js repository installed on the Management UI host

    You can add the Node.js repository with the instructions from Node.js Package Manager documentation

  • Installable during the Ambari installation of HCP

    The following software is required for HCP, but this software can be installed manually or during the HCP Ambari installation. Hortonworks recommends that you wait to install this software until the Ambari installation of HCP.

    • Elasticsearch 2.3.3

    • Kibana 4.5.1