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QuickStart VM - Installing On Top Of Another VM

I need to install QuickStart on top of another VM, not on a physical computer. 

   First of all, can that be done? 

   Second, my VM player, VirtualBox, requires an *.iso file to install and start QuickStart from: is a *.iso file type included in the QuickStart VM download?

   Third, does QuickStart contain HBase, and does the QuickStart version have full functionality?

Thanks

Cloudera Employee
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Re: QuickStart VM - Installing On Top Of Another VM

>> First of all, can that be done?

I haven't tried it, but I would expect problems. We recommend running the
VM with Intel VT-x / AMD-V extensions enabled and I know there have been
times when the VM won't start and it's because those extensions are not
enabled. I don't believe these extensions are available to the guest
operating system.

>> Second, my VM player, VirtualBox, requires an *.iso file to install and
start QuickStart from: is a *.iso file type included in the QuickStart VM
download?

The *.iso option is for when you're running a live disk image or installing
an operating system on to a new virtual hard drive. The VM consists of an
.ovf file (the metadata about the VM) and a .vmdk file (the virtual hard
disk image). You should go to File -> Import Appliance... and open the .ovf
file.

>> Third, does QuickStart contain HBase, and does the QuickStart version
have full functionality?

The VM does contain HBase, and it is configured in 'distributed' mode,
which means the Master and RegionServer are running in separate JVMs and
using the same Zookeeper service as everything else - also in a separate
JVM. However on a single node you're not going to have the parallelism or
fault-tolerance of a cluster, obviously, so it is a very different
environment to be working in.

If you do want a full cluster or can't run the VM on hardware, you can try
out Cloudera Live (cloudera.com/live) which gives you a full cluster in the
cloud. HBase isn't started by default, but it's configured - just start the
service in Cloudera Manager and you should be in business.

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎08-11-2015

Re: QuickStart VM - Installing On Top Of Another VM

Thanks for all the info and quick reply.
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