This is the documentation for Cloudera 5.3.x. Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera Documentation.

QuickStart VM Products and Services

VM Version Documentation
CDH 5 and Cloudera Manager 5
  • To learn more about CDH 5 and Cloudera Manager 5, see the Cloudera 5 documentation.
  • For the latest important information about new features, incompatible changes, and known issues, see the Release Guide.
  • For information on the versions of the components in the latest release, and links to each project's changes files and release notes, see the packaging section of Version and Download Information.
  • 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.
      Warning: If Cloudera Manager is running, do not use command-line utilities to start, stop, or configure CDH components.
CDH 4, Cloudera Impala, Cloudera Search, and Cloudera Manager 4
  • 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 features which are not designed to run on single host 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.
      Warning: If Cloudera Manager is running, do not use command-line utilities to start, stop, or configure CDH components.
  • Cloudera Impala
  • Cloudera Search