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.
Step 1: Download VirtaulBox for Windows from “https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads”
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”.
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.
Step 6: Configure the RAM for VirtualBox.
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.
Step 10: It will take some time to start,
and once started, you can login via the browser with http://quickstart.cloudera:7180/cmf/login into the “Cloudera Manager”
Step 11: Make sure that the relevant services are started, and if not start them.
When you “power off” or close the VM, select the “save the machine state” so that it starts quicker next time.