Intel® Manager for Apache Hadoop* software (Intel® Manager) provides the management console for the Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop* software (Intel® Distribution) and is included in the purchase of the Intel Distribution. Designed to meet the needs of some of the most demanding enterprises in the world, Intel Manager simplifies the deployment, configuration, tuning, monitoring, and security of your Hadoop deployment. Setting up a Hadoop cluster can take up a lot of time and resources that delay the real work of analyzing your data. Apache Hadoop is a distributed system that runs on a large cluster of commonly available servers. The software stack requires Linux, Java, and sometimes a hypervisor on each server node. Hadoop is but the kernel of several software components comprising the platform that are installed and configured separately. Intel Manager takes the delay and complexity out of your deployment by automatically installing, configuring, and optimizing the Hadoop cluster. Intel Manager locates server nodes, installs Hadoop software components, assigns roles to nodes, and presents you with a web-based console for operational control. The configurable dashboard provides complete system visibility by tracking resource utilization metrics.