QuickStart VM Products and Services

VM Version Documentation
CDH 5
  • CDH 5
    • To learn more about CDH 5, see the CDH 5 documentation.
    • For the latest important information about new features, incompatible changes, and known issues in CDH 5, see the CDH 5 Release Notes.
    • For information on the versions of the components in the latest release of CDH 5, and links to each project's changes files and release notes, see the packaging section of CDH Version and Packaging Information.
  • Cloudera Manager 5

    Cloudera Manager is installed in the VM but is turned off by default. If you would like to use Cloudera Manager, click on the Launch Cloudera Manager icon on the desktop. It is strongly recommended that before you do so, you configure the VM with 8 GB of RAM and 2 virtual CPU cores (by default it will use 4 GB of RAM and 1 virtual CPU core). Cloudera Manager and all of the CDH services may not launch properly with less RAM. After launching Cloudera Manager, all of the services in CDH will be started, although it may take several minutes for Cloudera Manager to start all of the services in order. To conserve resources and improve performance, it is recommended that you stop services you do not plan to use. Changes made to configuration files before launching Cloudera Manager will not be preserved.

    You can start or reconfigure any installed services using the web interface that is automatically displayed when the VM starts. Standard CDH 5 command-line tools are available for use, as well.

    See Cloudera Manager, installation, configuration, and usage instructions in the Cloudera Manager 5 documentation.

CDH 4, Cloudera Impala, Cloudera Search
  • CDH 4
      Note: The hadoop-hdfs-zkfc and hadoop-hdfs-journalnode components will not start in the QuickStart VM because they are HDFS High Availability components which are not designed to run on single node QuickStart VM. The failure to start these two components is harmless.
  • Cloudera Manager 4

    As part of the boot process, the VM automatically launches Cloudera Manager and configures HDFS, Hive, Hue, MapReduce, Oozie, ZooKeeper, Flume, HBase, Cloudera Impala, Cloudera Search, and YARN. Only the ZooKeeper, HDFS, MapReduce, Hive, and Hue services are started automatically. Flume, HBase, Oozie, Sqoop, Impala, Solr, and YARN services are not started because they are not used in all cases and not starting them conserves RAM.

    You can start or reconfigure any installed services using the web interface that is automatically displayed when the VM starts. Standard CDH 4 command-line tools are available for use, as well.

  • Cloudera Impala
  • Cloudera Search