Updating HDInsight Preview

Today we’ve shipped an update to the single node HDInsight Server Preview that is installable via Web Platform Installer.  

What Are We Doing?

Every two weeks, we’re going to take a snapshot of the work in progress and update the public installer with this (provided it passes a basic level of validation).  This gives us the opportunity to rapidly get new bits in front of customers, experiment with new features, and address bugs in a timely fashion. 

We’ve also snapped versions such that releases of the SDK as well as the One-Box installer will all share the same version.  As such, we’ve versioned the msi as

How do I Get This?

Simply by installing HDInisght out of WebPI onto a new machine after uninstalling (in place upgrade is not currently supported).  To completely uninstall previous versions, you will want first uninstall “Microsoft HDInsight Community Technology Preview” and then the “Hortonworks Data Platform”.  We will not preserve data in HDFS using uninstall/reinstall, so archive that prior to uninstalling.


What’s New?

There are no new features in this release, we’ve worked to improve some of the install and setup experience to address some bugs that have been reported on this alias as well as the forums.

  • IIS / Dashboard setup issues experienced on certain OS SKU’s
  • Addition of HDInsight Dashboard link into Start Menu
  • Fix to Hive console for multiple line input errors
  • Clean up some uninstall issues
  • Minor changes to getting started content

Hortonworks has also shipped an update to the HDP installation to address the bug encountered on Friday (documented here).  By removing both installations above and re-installing, you will get updated bits here.

What if Something Doesn’t Work?

Please report issues on the forums.  We’re also tracking a set of known issues via the release notes.

When Will These Bits Be Updated In Azure?

We’re using this as an opportunity to ship these bits early and often, and they will find their way into future service updates to Azure HDInsight, typically in the next monthly update.

What’s Next?

We’ll continue to address common issues as they are reported.  From a feature perspective, we hope the next update will include updates to the dashboard to include a new and improved Hive console.