Cloudera QuickStart VM

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

  Important:
  • 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 VM Size File Size
    CDH 5 and Cloudera Manager 5 8 GB 3 GB
    CDH 4, Cloudera Impala, Cloudera Search, and Cloudera Manager 4 4 GB 2 GB

Downloading the Cloudera QuickStart VM

The Cloudera QuickStart VM is available in VMware, KVM, and VirtualBox formats and are 7-zip archives. To download the latest virtual machine in the format of your choosing, go to Cloudera QuickStart VM Download.

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 Hue and Cloudera Manager.

  Note: Not all services are started by default.