Dataproc Zeppelin Component

You can install additional components when you create a Dataproc cluster using the Optional Components feature. This page describes the Zeppelin component.

The Zeppelin Notebook component is a Web-based notebook for interactive data analytics. The Zeppelin Web UI is available on port 8080 on the cluster's first master node.

By default, notebooks are saved in Cloud Storage in the Dataproc staging bucket, which is specified by the user or auto-created when the cluster is created. The location can be changed at cluster creation time via the zeppelin:zeppelin.notebook.gcs.dir property.

Install the component

Install the component when you create a Dataproc cluster. Components can be added to clusters created with Dataproc version 1.3 and later.

See Supported Dataproc versions for the component version included in each Dataproc image release.

gcloud command

To create a Dataproc cluster that includes the Zeppelin component, use the gcloud dataproc clusters create cluster-name command with the --optional-components flag.

gcloud dataproc clusters create cluster-name \
    --optional-components=ZEPPELIN \
    --region=region \
    --enable-component-gateway \
    ... other flags


The Zeppelin component can be specified through the Dataproc API using SoftwareConfig.Component as part of a clusters.create request.


  1. Enable the component.
    • In the Cloud Console, open the Dataproc Create a cluster page. Click "Advanced options" at the bottom of the page to view the Optional Components section.

    • Click "Select component" to open the Optional components selection panel. Select "Zeppelin Notebook" and other optional components to install on your cluster.

  2. Enable the Component Gateway (requires image version 1.3.29 or higher) to enable easy access to the Zeppelin notebook and other component web interfaces from the Google Cloud Console (see Viewing and Accessing Component Gateway URLs).
    • Check the Component Gateway checkbox on the Create a cluster form.

Open the Zeppelin notebook

See Viewing and Accessing Component Gateway URLs to click Component Gateway links on the Cloud Console to open the Zeppelin notebook UI running on the cluster's master node in your local browser.