Cloudera QuickStart VM

To make it easy for you to get started with CDH, Cloudera Manager, Cloudera Impala, and Cloudera Search, this virtual machine includes everything you need.

  Important:
  • This is a 64-bit VM. It requires a 64-bit host OS and a virtualization product that can support a 64-bit guest OS.
  • The VM uses 4 GB of total RAM. The total system memory required varies depending on the size of your data set and on the other processes that are running.
  • The VM file is approximately 2 GB depending on the format. Feel free to mirror internally or externally to minimize bandwidth usage.
  • To use the 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.

Downloading the Cloudera QuickStart VM

The Cloudera QuickStart VM is available in VMware, KVM, and VirtualBox formats. To download the latest virtual machine in the format of your choosing, see Cloudera QuickStart VM Download.

  Note: The downloads are 7-zip archives.

Installed Products

For information on using the different products installed on the QuickStart VM, see QuickStart VM Products and Services.

Splash Screen

When the QuickStart VM starts, a browser is automatically opened to a splash screen that displays information about using and administering Hadoop and contains buttons to open the Hue and Cloudera Manager UIs. The credentials for both tools are:
  • username: cloudera
  • password: cloudera

The browser also has bookmarks for the UIs of various roles and services such as MapReduce JobTracker, HDFS NameNode, HBase Master, Cloudera Manager, Hue, and Solr.

  Note: Not all services are started by default. To start services, in Cloudera Manager, select Actions > Start... on the Status web page for any service you want to start.