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Configuring the Quickstart VM

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Hi Colleagues:


I followed the instructions to the letter re: installing Cloudera Quickstart with VirtualBox on a Windows 7 machine with 32 GB RAM.  The machine has 4 processors, which I have allocated to the VM, and I have allocated 16 GB of RAM to the VM. I am using the host adapter (Virtual Boc Host Only Ethernet adapter).  


The VM starts - the browser opens to the start up page.  The connectin information indicates that the IP address is - the interface name is eth1.  The initial call to Cloudera Manager at port 7180 fails - but usually after a minute or two I can reach this page.  


There are issues with pretty much all services.  I have absolutely no idea of the configuration steps I need to go through to get a healthy VM so that I can move on to the tutorials.  All I have seen for the last two weeks are red lights and orange wrenches. 


Is there any succint documentation that goes through the steps you need to take to get the main services up and running?  I've been trying to figure this out for two or three weeks, I search the web, but can find no documentation that addresses my questions. 


Thanks for considering this, and for any advice that could point me in the right direction (documentation, a book, a class, a Wizard (or other Diety) towards getting Cloudera to work.


Best wishes,


Michael Martin


Community Manager

I am sorry to see that you are experiencing issues with the QuickStart VM @jb45121. I'm not going to be much help on some of this but I do see issues around the installation of the QuickStart VM from time to time so let me address that. 


The first thing I'm going to direct you to is the Community article we have around installation of the QuickStart VM which speaks to requirements, best practices and commonly faced issue. Now, the first thing that I noticed is that you seem to have allocated enough resources to the VM with 4 cores and 16 GB of RAM but it leaves me wondering if perhaps you have allocated too many of your system resources. To explain, if your system has 4 cores, you cannot assign them all to the VM because your computer still needs to access enough resources to run the system (Windows in this case). 


I would look over the article and report back any adjustments you make as well as the results of those adjustments. 

Cy Jervis, Manager, Community Program
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