At my site, we have a standard install based on Scientific Linux. I thought I would be able to get a quick start with HDP using the automated installation with Amabari. I was disappointed to find that it failed when registering the nodes. Apparently, ambari-server detects the system type as redhat6, while ambari-client detects the same system as scientific6. Scientific Linux, like CentOS, is based on RHEL and this incompatibility surprised me.
Is there a straightforward configuration modification I can make to enable the automated system to work, or is Ambari too distribution-specific to allow that?