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Limit memory for Hadoop sandbox in VirtualBox

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Hi,

My laptop has total 8GB of memory and the HortonWorks Hadoop Sandbox that I downloaded today is consuming all 8GB which is causing system stability issues. I am running Windows 10 64 bit and VirtualBox 5.0.12.

Can I restrict the Hadoop Sandbox to use maximum 6GB? If so then how?

Please help! Thanks in advance!

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Re: Limit memory for Hadoop sandbox in VirtualBox

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Open virtualbox and select the snadbox.

Click on settings. You will see something like below.

1106-vm-memory.png

Select System Option and drag slider of Base memory as per your need.

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Re: Limit memory for Hadoop sandbox in VirtualBox

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Open virtualbox and select the snadbox.

Click on settings. You will see something like below.

1106-vm-memory.png

Select System Option and drag slider of Base memory as per your need.

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Re: Limit memory for Hadoop sandbox in VirtualBox

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Thanks Rahul! The options under motherboard is greyed out. please see the attached screenshot.system-vbox.png

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Re: Limit memory for Hadoop sandbox in VirtualBox

Make sure the VM is stopped, otherwise it will not let you modify the memory settings

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Re: Limit memory for Hadoop sandbox in VirtualBox

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Thanks Ali very much! I paused the VM, threfore it did not allow me to change the memory config. After stopping the VM as you suggested , I was able to configure the memory.

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