QuickStart VM Administrative Information

In most cases, the QuickStart VM requires no administration beyond managing the installed products and services. In the event that additional administration is required or that problems occur, this page provides information on accounts and possible explanations and solutions to some common problems.

Accounts

Once you launch the VM, you are automatically logged in as the cloudera user. The account details are:

  • username: cloudera
  • password: cloudera

The cloudera account has sudo privileges in the VM. The root account password is cloudera.

Hue and Cloudera Manager use the same credentials.

QuickStart VMware Image

To launch the VMware image, you will either need VMware Player for Windows and Linux, or VMware Fusion for Mac. Note that VMware Fusion only works on Intel architectures, so older Macs with PowerPC processors cannot run the QuickStart VM.

QuickStart VirtualBox Image

Some users have reported problems running CentOS 6.2 in Virtualbox. If a kernel panic occurs while the Virtualbox VM is booting, you can try working around this problem by opening the Settings > System > Motherboard tab, and selecting ICH9 instead of PIIX3 for the chip set. If you have not already done so, you must also enable I/O APIC on the same tab.

QuickStart KVM Image

The KVM image provides a raw disk image that can be used by many hypervisors. Configure machines that use this image with sufficient RAM. Cloudera recommends at least 4 GB.