Deploying Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) on VMware vSphere

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Hadoop users are deploying the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) on VMware vSphere® today for missioncritical applications in the large scale. With customer deployments exceeding 200 physical servers and more than 400 virtual machines for mission critical applications, HDP on vSphere is a serious business application environment for enterprises today. This paper describes the technical reference architecture that VMware and Hortonworks together propose for a larger deployment of HDP on vSphere. The design principles given here are derived from example deployments that have undergone several months of heavy use and that have been proven to be a reliable and scalable combination. The information in this reference architecture refers to these example deployments to give a sense of the scale that is achievable using a virtualized Hadoop architecture. The architecture here makes use of Direct Attached Storage (DAS) for all of its data. Other storage architectures such as a configuration leveraging Network Attached Storage (NAS) are also applicable, but those are out of scope for this discussion.

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