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HDP 2.5 Sandbox not starting

Super Collaborator


Today I downloaded the Sandbox from When I start it though it seems like some but not all components are launched. First the Virtualbox screen is stuck in this mode:


When you hit a button I get more info:


The time counter just runs forever. By this time the Ambari login screen is up and the YARN app WebUI on 8088 as well, but that is it. It is stuck on start up. What is going on?



After 36 minutes it it still doing something


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Super Collaborator

Well, I turned to the Docker version instead. That one is working!

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Rising Star

@ Jasper How much RAM is in the host machine? The newer sandbox has a lot of components in it and typically needs about 8GB of RAM allocated to it in order to run right. One other thing I've noticed is that the 2.5 sandbox takes longer to start than the earlier ones, but after 6+ minutes you should see some progress.

Super Collaborator

I have 8GB allocated. Longest time I ran the start up was well over 12 min.

New Contributor

@Jasper Even i have the same problem as yours ,my host machine is 16gb , i thought it was related to network settings and troubleshooting for past 2 days but couldn't figure out . If anyone has fixed the pbm please help me out.

Can you provide details to your Network settings of VM ? I did face issue getting my VM up due to Network issue. I got it working now.

New Contributor

Having the same problem but my host machine has 8gb. I can only allocate about 5gb max.

Neil, with 8GB of RAM in the localhost it won't work, it hangs, I tried it and it dint work until I upgraded my RAM capacity to 12 GB.

Super Collaborator

Well, I turned to the Docker version instead. That one is working!

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Hi, I did a lot of work on HDP 2.4 sandbox on VMWare Player and it worked like charm. I decided to download the HDP 2.5 (to check out the latest offerings) and that too the Virtualbox image and thats when all my troubles began . All hell breaks loose in acquiring an IP address for guest machine. Attached are screenshots for Network Options


and the final outcome when VM is up after around 10-15 minutes on my machine (i7 Dual Core, 16 Gb RAM) is that IP generated.

And putty fails to connect to this IP .

My questions -

1) Why is it unable to generate a proper IP like it did for HDP 2.4 on VMware (am i doing something wrong)

2) How to get putty to connect to this IP (if at all possible)

What's the deal with docker version ? Can we use it like VM ?

Rising Star

The move to docker, meant we had to upgrade the operating system to Centos 7 which is a requirement for Docker. Doing so added this change of not being able to see the step by step progress of the bootup. On virtualbox, if you click inside the console of the VM and type an arrow key, you should see the progress. Typically the initial boot up sequence takes about 3.5 minutes if you have a Core I7 2.3GHZ with 16 GB of physical memory. We are continuing to look into improving the experience.