QuickStart VMs for CDH 5.1.x
A Single-Node Hadoop Cluster and Examples for Easy Learning!
These virtual machines make it easy to get started with CDH (Cloudera’s 100% open source Hadoop platform that includes Impala, Search, Spark, and more) and Cloudera Manager. They come complete with everything you need to learn Hadoop.
- These are a 64-bit VMs. They requires a 64-bit host OS and a virtualization product that can support a 64-bit guest OS.
- To use a VMware VM, you must use a player compatible with WorkStation 8.x or higher: Player 4.x or higher, ESXi 5.x or higher, or Fusion 4.x or higher. Older versions of WorkStation can be used to create a new VM using the same virtual disk (VMDK file), but some features in VMware Tools won't be available.
- The VM and file size vary according to the CDH version as follows:
CDH and Cloudera Manager Version RAM Required by VM File Size CDH 5 and Cloudera Manager 5 4 GB 3 GB CDH 4, Cloudera Impala, Cloudera Search, and Cloudera Manager 4 4 GB 2 GB
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.
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.
The root MySQL password (and the password for other MySQL user accounts) is also 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 thetab, 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. See Cloudera QuickStart VM for the VM size requirements.