My team at Dell has been driving to transparency and openness around Crowbar plus our OpenStack and Hadoop powered solutions. Specifically, our work for our coming release is maintained in the open on the Dell CloudEdge Github site. You can see (and participate in!) our development and validation work in advance of our official release.
I’m pleased to note that our Cloudera Manager barclamp has been posted to Github!
This barclamp supersedes the Hadoop barclamp in the next release of the Dell | Cloudera Apache Hadoop solution. You can built it in Crowbar using the “cloudera-os-build” branch for Crowbar. Do not fear! The Hadoop barclamp still exists (hadoop-os-build branch).
Both the new and original Hadoop barclamp use the Cloudera Hadoop distribution (aka CDH); however, the new barclamp is able to leverage Cloudera‘s latest management capabilities. For the Dell solution, Cloudera Manager has always been part of the offering. The primary difference is that we are improving the level of integration. I promise to post more about the features of the solution as we get closer to release.