Hello All,

Welcome to the 3rd part for Deployment of Big Data Cluster in your Environment So you can easily deploy the Big Data cluster with no issue.


There are few preparation/changes we need to made before deployment of the Big Data Cluster Servers.

1. Prepare RPM repository for Serengeti Server.
2. Configure Resources for Big Data Clusters

1. Prepare RPM repository for Serengeti Server.

Before Deploying the Big data Cluster you need 2 packages (Necessary) to complete .


1. Login with the Serengeti user in to your Management server (a.ka. Serengeti Server).

2. Change the path to “RPMS” folder

cd /opt/serengeti/www/yum/repos/centos/6/base/RPMS/

3. Download the above packages in to your RPM folder .

wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/os/x86_64/Packages/wsdl4j-1.5.2-7.8.el6.noarch.rpm
wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/os/x86_64/Packages/mailx-12.4-8.el6_6.x86_64.rpm

4. Once you successfully download the packages you need to create the Repository from it.

createrepo /opt/serengeti/www/yum/repos/centos/6/base/


Note :If you don’t have internet Connection on your Serengeti Server download the packages in to your computer locally and the scp to the Serengeti Server, and Create Repository from it.

2. Configure Resources for Big Data Cluster

Second and the most important thing is to configure the Resources (Storage/Network) for your Big Data cluster Deployment. Lets modify

1. Login to your vCenter Web Client and go to the BDE plugin.


2. Go to the Resource tab and Select Data store and click the (+) Sign to add storage in to the resource tab.


3. Select the Shared Datastore where you want to store your Big Data Cluster nodes. you can select multiple Datastores in to it.


4. Follow the same steps as step-3 while creating the Local Storage group . Add your local data stores in to it. 


5. Now you can see the Storage group created in to the resource assigned for Big Data cluster.


Now you are all set for deployment of the Big Data cluster in your environment. Enjoy Reading.

Here are the previous part for deploying the Big Data Extension…

What is VMware Big Data Extension

Big Data Extension :Node Nomenclature, Description & Architecture

Part 1-Deploy VMware Big Data Extension-Step By step

Part 2- Setup the Serengeti Server to Manage Big Data Extension Cluster

Part3 – Preparation for Big Data Cluster Deployment

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