Does Hortonrworks HDP Sandbox 2.5 support VMWare Workstation 12 Pro (host OS - Windows 10/7 ENT) ?
Actually, i imported the VMWare image and everything was successful (the import process). What I did not realize was that the image in itself is a VM (docker-contained). So when i tried putty into root@sandbox, it was in fact talking to the docker container and not the HDP sandbox. Essentially, we have 2 VMs after the import is complete - VMware creates a CentOS VM and Docker VM inside it to host the actual HDP Sandbox
Once i figured out that i have to ssh root@<sandbox IP shown right after the import process> -p2222 , i was able to follow the tutorials. The bold port number is the key here - to access the sandbox within the docker image via PuTTy.
Hope this helps for newbies like me. Also if the HortonWorks team could update their documentation to cleary explain this, it would be helpufl.
Thanks for your response again!