Deploying a Cluster in Azure Using the MapR Marketplace Offering

Use these steps to deploy a cluster using the MapR marketplace offering in Azure:

Select the Offering

  1. Navigate to the MapR page in the Azure Marketplace. For more information, see MapR Offerings in the Azure Marketplace.
  2. Select the MapR Converged Data Platform v5.2.2 BYOL offering.
  3. Click Create.

Configure Basic Settings

  1. In the Admin username field, enter the user name for the cluster operating system administrator. This is the operating system admin user name for all machines in the cluster. Do not use mapr for this user name.
  2. In the Authentication type field, select Password or SSH public key.
  3. Specify the Admin password or the SSH public key. If you specify the SSH public key, you must provide the public key that you want to use to access the cluster as the Admin username. If you specify a password, enter the password for the Admin user. The password must be between 12 and 72 characters long and must have three of the following:
    • One lower case character
    • One upper case character
    • One number
    • One special character that is not "\" or "-".
    Note: For cloud deployments, the installer uses the Cluster Admin Password as the MySQL root password when it creates a MySQL database for certain services that require a database.
  4. If you specified the password authentication type, confirm (re-enter) the Admin password.
  5. In the Subscription field, select the subscription option that is appropriate for your installation.
  6. In the Resource group field, select the option to create a new resource group, or select the option to use an existing group. If you want to create a new resource group, type the name of the resource group. Creating a new resource group for each cluster is recommended so that you can monitor costs and maintenance for the cluster.
  7. In the Location field, select the desired region for the MapR cluster.
  8. Click OK.

Configure the MapR Cluster Configuration

  1. In the MapR cluster name field, enter a name for the cluster.
  2. In the Cluster admin password field, enter the password for the UID mapr. The password must be at least 6 characters, no more than 30 characters, and must include at least one upper case letter, one lower case letter, and one numeric digit.
  3. Confirm the password.
  4. In the MEP version field, select the desired MapR Expansion Pack (MEP) version.
  5. In the License type field, select either the Enterprise or Community license. For more information, see MapR Editions.
  6. In the Provisioning template field, select the auto-provisioning template. For more information, see MapR Auto-Provisioning Templates.
  7. In the Node count field, enter the number of nodes.
  8. Click OK.

Complete the Node Configuration

  1. In the Virtual Machine Size menu, select a VM size. Click View all to see the supported machines for the selected region.
  2. In the Disk count field, enter the number of disks.
  3. In the Disk type field, select between SSD and HDD disks.
  4. In the Disk size field, enter the disk size in gigabytes.
  5. Click OK.

Configure Global Access and Security

  1. In the Virtual network field, create a new virtual network.
  2. In the Subnets menu, specify as needed:
    • Private subnet name
    • Private subnet address prefix
    • Public subnet name
    • Public subnet address prefix
  3. In the Public internet access CIDR field, enter the public Internet access CIDR. (Use * for all Internet traffic.) This field allows you to set or restrict the outside Internet IP addresses that can access the cluster.
  4. In the Install OpenVPN field, select True if you want to install OpenVPN. For more information about OpenVPN, see Using OpenVPN.
  5. In the OpenVPN login user field, specify a user name for OpenVPN.
  6. In the OpenVPN login user password field, specify a password for OpenVPN. The password must be at least 6 characters, no more than 30 characters, and must include at least one upper case letter, one lower case letter, and one numeric digit.
  7. Confirm the password.
  8. Click OK.

Complete the Summary Information and Purchase

  1. Review the summary information. If necessary, navigate back through the menus to make corrections or updates.
  2. Click OK.
  3. On the Purchase screen, click Purchase.

Gain Access to the Cluster

  1. Navigate to the Resource Groups menu to monitor the creation of Azure resources and the installation of MapR software.
  2. To see the outputs you can use to gain access to the cluster or the MapR Installer, navigate to Deployments.
  3. Connect to the virtual machine. If you installed OpenVPN during deployment, use OpenVPN to connect to the virtual machine. For more information, see Using OpenVPN. If you use another tool for this purpose, connect using your preferred tool.
  4. Once you are connected, you can copy and paste into a browser the MAPRINSTALLERURL to log in to the web-based installer. The installer status page shows links to resources you can use to get more information about the cluster. To log on to the MapR Control System (MCS), click the Administration Server link.