Prerequisites and Assumptions (Parcel)

Parcel installations create the pepperdata user and pepperdata log directories. Before installing Pepperdata in a Cloudera Manager (CM) environment, ensure that the prerequisites are met and the assumptions are true.

If your system does not meet a stated prerequisite or if any of the stated assumptions are false, contact Pepperdata Support before starting the installation procedures.

Creation of the pepperdata user and pepperdata log directories uses the CM Agent, a CM Component, at the time of parcel activation and at the time of adding the pepperdata service. Each of these operations requires the CM agent to run as the root user. This requires one of the following permissions during the initial CM installation:

  • Access to the root user account using a password or SSH key file.

  • Passwordless sudo access for a specific user.