Ambari Installation from tar balls?
I am evaluating Ambari for managing my cluster. I have the following questions
1. Is rpm the only way to install Ambari? Is there a way to manually install using tarballs – something along the lines of http://goo.gl/DTIsRL?
2. How to make sure that Ambari doesnt become a single point of failure?
3. Is it possible to configure ambari to point to an external database? If so, are there instructions to configure the database for ambari?