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