Installing HBase on a Client Node

The following instructions use the package manager to download and install HBase from the MEP repository on to a client node. When you install HBase on a client node, you can use the HBase shell from a machine outside the cluster.

Note that MapR 6.0.x and MapR 6.1 provide Apache HBase-compatible APIs and client interfaces but do not support HBase as an ecosystem component.
Before you being, verify the following prerequisites:
  • The MEP repository is set up. For instructions on setting up the MEP repository, see Step 10: Install Ecosystem Components Manually
  • The MapR client must be installed on the node where you install the HBase client.

    For MapR client setup instructions, see Setting Up the Client.

  • You must know the IP addresses or hostnames of the ZooKeeper nodes on the cluster.

Execute the following commands as root or using sudo.

  1. On the client computer, install mapr-hbase:
    CentOS or Red Hat
    yum install mapr-hbase
    apt-get install mapr-hbase
    zypper install mapr-hbase
  2. On all HBase nodes, run with a list of the CLDB nodes and ZooKeeper nodes in the cluster.