This is the documentation for Cloudera Search 1.3.0 for CDH 4.
Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera Documentation.

Preparing to Install Cloudera Search

Cloudera Search provides interactive search and scalable indexing. Before you begin the process of installing Cloudera Search:
  • Check to ensure your environments meets Cloudera Search's requirements.
  • Decide whether to install Cloudera Search using Cloudera Manager or using package management tools.
  • Decide on which machines to install Cloudera Search and with which other services to collocate Search.
  • Consider the sorts of tasks, workloads, and types of data you will be searching. This information may help guide your deployment process.