Cloudera QuickStart VMs are for demo purposes only and are not to be used as a starting point for clusters.
- The VMs run CentOS 6.4 and are available for VMware, VirtualBox, and KVM.
- All require a 64-bit host OS.
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- System Requirements
- Installed Products
- Getting Started
Cloudera QuickStart virtual machines (VMs) include everything you need to try CDH, Cloudera Manager, Cloudera Impala, and Cloudera Search.
The VM uses a package-based install. This allows you to work with or without Cloudera Manager. Parcels do not work with the VM unless you first migrate your CDH installation to use parcels. On your production systems, Cloudera recommends that you use parcels.
- These 64-bit VMs require 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
- 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 are not available.
- The amount of RAM required varies by the run-time option you choose:
CDH and Cloudera Manager Version RAM Required by VM CDH 5 (default) 4+ GiB* Cloudera Express 8+ GiB* Cloudera Enterprise (trial) 10+ GiB*
*Minimum recommended memory. If you are running workloads larger than the examples provided, consider allocating additional memory.
Downloading a Cloudera QuickStart VM
Cloudera QuickStart VMs are available as Zip archives in VMware, KVM, and VirtualBox formats. Cloudera recommends that you use 7-Zip to extract these files, when possible. (7-Zip performs well with large files.)
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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 6.4 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. See Cloudera QuickStart VM for the VM size requirements.
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