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I have been unable to Install the VM image “QuickStart VM with CDH 5.4.x”.

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I have been unable to Install the VM image “QuickStart VM with CDH 5.4.x”.

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Quick summary: I have been unable to Install the VM image “QuickStart VM with CDH 5.4.x”.

 

Background:

I’m using OS X Yosemite (10.10.4).

I’m using VMWare Fusion version 7.1.1

I have downloaded the QuickStart VM with CDH 5.4.x from http://www.cloudera.com/content/cloudera/en/downloads/quickstart_vms/cdh-5-4-x.html.

 

What I’ve tried:

I unpacked the downloaded QuickStart file,

Opened VMWare Fusion

Selected “Install from disc or image”, and Continue,

Selected “Use another disc or disc image”, 

Navigated into the downloaded/unzipped folder (cloudera-quickstart-vm-5.4.2-0-wmware), but all the files are grayed out, so I’m stuck here.

 

I redownloaded the QuickStart VM file and unzipped again with the same results (but I used a Windows machine and 7-zip) with the same results.

 

Any advice is welcome.  Thanks in advance.

 

Mai Sarah

 

 

 

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Re: I have been unable to Install the VM image ?QuickStart VM with CDH 5.4.x?.

Master Collaborator
No, VMware Fusion runs normal VMs, just like Player. I think you're
thinking of Parallels? The QuickStart VM should work on Fusion - lots of
users have done it.

Anyway - I don't believe opening a disk is the right option - that's for
when you want to install a new operating system in a blank VM using a .iso
for (CD / DVD image). You're wanting to import or open an existing VM. It's
the .vmx file you should be opening.

I hope that helps - I don't have Fusion myself.

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Re: I have been unable to Install the VM image “QuickStart VM with CDH 5.4.x”.

Rising Star

I'm not not an expert on VMware products, but I believe Fusion is meant to allow you to run Windows apps on a Mac seamlessly.  I believe what you want is something like VMware Player (free) that lets you spin up virtual machines like the CDH Quickstart VM. 

 

If I'm misled, I welcome peoples' corrections to not lead others astray. :)

Re: I have been unable to Install the VM image ?QuickStart VM with CDH 5.4.x?.

Master Collaborator
No, VMware Fusion runs normal VMs, just like Player. I think you're
thinking of Parallels? The QuickStart VM should work on Fusion - lots of
users have done it.

Anyway - I don't believe opening a disk is the right option - that's for
when you want to install a new operating system in a blank VM using a .iso
for (CD / DVD image). You're wanting to import or open an existing VM. It's
the .vmx file you should be opening.

I hope that helps - I don't have Fusion myself.

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Re: I have been unable to Install the VM image ?QuickStart VM with CDH 5.4.x?.

New Contributor

Thanks!  Instead of opening VMware Fusion first, I tried navigating to the vmx file using Finder and just double clicking the vmx file.  That worked!

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