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Overview

The MapR Sandbox for Hadoop is a fully-functional single-node cluster that gently introduces business analysts, current and aspiring Hadoop developers, and administrators (database, system, and Hadoop) to the big data promises of Hadoop and its ecosystem. Use the sandbox to experiment with Hadoop technologies using the MapR Control System (MCS) and Hue.

MapR’s Sandbox for Hadoop includes tutorials to help you understand the power and capabilities of Hadoop through the MCS and Hue tools. Hadoop administrators can launch the MCS and use the tutorials to configure, monitor, and manage a cluster. Hadoop developers or analysts, looking to gain understanding of Hadoop and MapR, can launch the Hue interface and use the tutorials to perform tasks using the applications included in Hue. Explore solutions to your use cases, and run jobs on your data in the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop.

To use the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop, perform the following tasks:

  • Verify that the host system meets the prerequisites.
  • Install the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop.
  • Launch Hue or the MapR Control System.

Prerequisites

The MapR Sandbox for Hadoop runs on VMware Player and VirtualBox, free desktop applications that you can use to run a virtual machine on a Windows, Mac, or Linux PC. Before you install the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop, verify that the host system meets the following prerequisites:

  • VMware Player or VirtualBox is installed.
  • At least 20 GB free hard disk space, at least 4 physical cores, and 8 GB of RAM is available. Performance increases with more RAM and free hard disk space.
  • Uses one of the following 64-bit x86 architectures:

    • A 1.3 GHz or faster AMD CPU with segment-limit support in long mode
    • A 1.3 GHz or faster Intel CPU with VT-x support
  • If you have an Intel CPU with VT-x support, verify that VT-x support is enabled in the host system BIOS. The BIOS settings that must be enabled for VT-x support vary depending on the system vendor. See the VMware knowledge base article at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003944 for information about how to determine if VT-x support is enabled.

VM Player Downloads

For Linux, Mac, or Windows, download the free VMware Player or  VirtualBox. Optionally, you can purchase VMware Fusion for Mac.

VM Player Installation

The following list provides links to the virtual machine installation instructions:

  • To install the VMware Player, see the VMware documentation. Use of VMware Player is subject to the VMware Player end user license terms. VMware does not provide support for VMware Player. For self-help resources, see the VMware Player FAQ.
  • To install VirtualBox, see the Oracle VM VirtualBox User ManualBy downloading VirtualBox, you agree to the terms and conditions of the respective license. 

Install the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop

Download the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop file. Use your virtual machine player to open and run the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop.

Installing on VMware Player/VMware Fusion

Complete the following steps to install the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop on VMware Player or VMware Fusion:

  1. Download the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop file to a directory on your machine:
  2. Open the virtual machine player, and select the Open a Virtual Machine option. 

     Tip for VMware Fusion

    If you are running VMware Fusion, select Import.

  3. Navigate to the directory where you downloaded the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop file, and select MapR-Sandbox-For-Hadoop-3.1.1_VM.ova. The Import Virtual Machine dialog appears.

  4. Click Import. The virtual machine player imports the sandbox.
     

  5. Select MapR-Sandbox-Hadoop-For-3.1.1_VM, and click Play virtual machine. It takes a few minutes for the MapR services to start. After the MapR services start and installation completes, the following screen appears:

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    Note the URL provided in the screen. 

  6. Verify that a DNS entry was created on the host machine for the virtual machine. If not, create the entry.
    ~  For Linux and Mac, create the entry in /etc/hosts.
    ~  For WIndows, create the entry in the %WINDIR%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file.
    Example: 127.0.1.1 <vm_hostname>
  7. You can navigate to the URL provided to experience Hue and the MapR Control System, or you can login to the sandbox through the command line.
    1. To navigate to the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop, enter the provided URL in your browser's address bar. 
    2. To login to the virtual machine and access the command line, enter Alt+F2 on Windows or Option+F5 on Mac. When prompted, enter mapr as the login and password.

Installing on VirtualBox

Complete the following steps to install the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop on VirtualBox:

  1. Download the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop file to a directory on your machine:
  2. Open the virtual machine player.
  3. Select File > Import Appliance. The Import Appliance dialog appears.
     
  4. Navigate to the directory where you downloaded the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop, select MapR-Sandbox-For-Hadoop-3.1.1_VB.ova, and click Next. The Appliance Settings window appears.
     
  5. Click Import. The Import Appliance imports the sandbox. 
  6. When the import completes, select File > Preferences. The VirtualBox - Settings dialog appears.
     
  7. Select Network, and click on the Host-only Networks tab. Verify that the VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter is selected. If no adapters appear, click the green + button to add the VirtualBox adapter. 
  8. Click OK to continue.
     
  9. Click . The MapR-Sandbox-For-Hadoop-3.1.1 - Settings dialog appears.
     
  10. Select Network. Verify that Adapter 1 is enabled and attached to the Bridged Adapter. 
  11. Click Ok to continue.
  12. Click Start. It takes a few minutes for the MapR services to start. After the MapR services start and installation completes, the following screen appears:

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    Note the URL provided in the screen. 

  13. Verify that a DNS entry was created on the host machine for the virtual machine. If not, create the entry.
    ~  For Linux and Mac, create the entry in /etc/hosts.
    ~  For WIndows, create the entry in the %WINDIR%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file.
    Example: 127.0.1.1 <vm_hostname>
  14. You can navigate to the URL provided to experience Hue and the MapR Control System, or you can login to the sandbox through the command line.
    1. To navigate to the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop, enter the provided URL in your browser's address bar. 
    2. To login to the virtual machine and access the command line, enter Alt+F2 on Windows or Option+F5 on Mac. When prompted, enter mapr as the login and password.

Launch Hue or the MCS 

When you navigate to the URL provided, the following MapR Sandbox for Hadoop launch page appears:

To access Hue or the MapR Control System (MCS), complete the following steps:

  1. Click a launch button. 
    A window appears with a tutorial pane on the left and the application on the right. You can use the tutorials to perform some basic tasks in the application window.
  2. Login to the application with the username mapr and the password mapr.

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    If you launch the MCS, the system populates the username and password fields for you. By default, the MCS password is root. You can login as root or mapr. Click OK to proceed. When prompted by the End User License Agreement, click I Agree to continue.

    You have completed the steps required to access the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop. Have fun!

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