12. Installing Cloudera QuickStart with VirtualBox VM on Windows

Prerequisite: At least 12GB+ RAM (i.e. 4GB+ for operating system & 8GB+ for Cloudera), although 16 GB+ is preferred. 80GB Hard Disk. Cloudera runs on CentOS, which is the community edition of the Linux. Windows system must support 64-bit. If the VirtualBox struggles with your system specifications, you can try VMWare instead.

Install VirtualBox

Step 1: Download VirtaulBox for Windows from “https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

VirtualBox for windows

Step 2: Install the “VirtualBox-5.1.10-112026-Win.exe”.

Install Cloudera for VirtualBox

Step 3: Go to: http://www.cloudera.com/downloads.html

download the “QuickStarts” click on “Download Now”.

Cloudera QuickStart with VirtualBox VM

Step 4: Extract the downloadeded “cloudera-quickstart-vm-5.8.0-0-virtualbox.zip”. The extracted zip should have the “cloudera-quickstart-vm-5.8.0-0-virtualbox-disk1.vmdk“.

Configure VirtualBox & Cloudera

Step 5: Open the VirtualBox, and create a new VM.

Cloudera on VirtualBox

Step 6: Configure the RAM for VirtualBox.

VirtualBox 10GB Memory

Step 7: Add the Cloudera “cloudera-quickstart-vm-5.8.0-0-virtualbox-disk1.vmdk” that was previously downloaded and extracted.

Step 8: Click on “Settings”, and give more CPU cores if you have and enable “bidirectional” drag/drop feature.

PowerOn the VM “Cloudera-5.8” that you had just added by double clicking on it, and it will take some time to launch.

Step 9: Minimize the browser and Launch Cloudera Express on the Desktop. This requires at least 8 GB of RAM and at least 2 virtual CPUs.

Cloudera Express for learning

Step 10: It will take some time to start,

Cloudera Express Started

and once started, you can login via the browser with http://quickstart.cloudera:7180/cmf/login into the “Cloudera Manager

username: cloudera
password: cloudera

Step 11: Make sure that the relevant services are started, and if not start them.

Cloudera Manager Start All Services

When you “power off” or close the VM, select the “save the machine state” so that it starts quicker next time.

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