Datalayer provides an up-to-date Docker image for Apache Ambari, the Manager for the Hadoop ecosystem.

Docker Image

Get the image with docker pull datalayer/ambari.

Git clone and start Ambari server with the script located in the ambari folder.

If you don’t want to clone the repository, simply run the following:

curl -o ; bash


You can use the DATALAYER_DOCKER_DETACHED environment variable to run in detached mode (default value is false, set it to true to run in detached mode):



Browse http://localhost:8080, login to the Ambari server (username = admin, password = admin) and create your cluster.

Follow the steps described on the Hortonworks documentation.


Build the Docker image with the script in the ambari folder.

If you want to enable Kerberos on your Hadoop cluster, you will need to download the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files from the Oracle WEB Site and place the file in the jce folder.

Follow the steps described on the Hortonworks documentation to enable Kerberos.


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