Installation requirements

Make sure your system meets the requirements below before installing and using Anaconda Adam.

Hardware and operating system

To install Adam, you must have one or more 64-bit Linux machines with one of the following Linux distributions:

  • RHEL/CentOS 6 or 7
  • Ubuntu 14.04 or 16.04

and the following commands installed:

  • ssh
  • openssl
  • curl
  • md5sum


To install Adam, you must have a valid Anaconda Enterprise license.

Account access and security

To install Adam, you need one of the following access options on the target machines:

  • Access to the root user with the root password.
  • Access to the root user with an SSH key pair.
  • Passwordless SSH/sudo enabled for a user account.
  • Password-based SSH and passwordless sudo enabled for a user account.

The root or user credentials used for installation must be the same on all of the target nodes.


You must configure network and security settings to allow access to and from each node–for example, using IPTables or SELinux.

Anaconda platform components use the default network ports listed below. You can configure these ports when you define a cluster profile.

Platform Component Port
Anaconda Adam (SSH) 22
Anaconda Adam (Salt) 14505
Anaconda Adam (Salt) 14506
Anaconda Adam (Salt REST API) 18000
Anaconda Enterprise Notebooks (UI) 80
Anaconda Enterprise Notebooks (Gateway) 8089
Anaconda Repository (UI) 8080
Anaconda Scale (Dask/Distributed) 8786
Anaconda Scale (Dask/Distributed UI) 8787
Anaconda Scale (Jupyter Notebook UI) 8888

Network ports with a browser user interface (UI) must be accessible by machines outside of the network of Anaconda platform nodes.

Network ports without a browser UI must be accessible between the other Anaconda platform nodes.

Platform components

See the documentation below for information on CPU, memory and disk space requirements for Anaconda platform components.

Python considerations

Adam and Anaconda platform components do not affect existing framework installations of Python. Adam operates independently from the system installation of Python, while Anaconda platform components install their own versions of Python via Anaconda or Miniconda.