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Unable to initiate Hortonworks Sandbox session

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I am having some difficulty initiating the Hortonworks Sandbox session. The localhost is and I am able to ping to it.


However, was not working.

From HDP 2.6.5 Settings > Network > Port Forwarding I tried replacing the Host IP with (IPv4 Address from Ethernet adapter VirtualBox Host-Only Network) 


So I now have the following:



However, I am still getting an error when I go to

Can you please assist with this? Thanks a lot.




I have just downloaded a Virtual box sandbox image and imported it into the VirtualBox successfully. In my configuration, I  enabled only one network card Bridge Adapter so it picks the IP from my LAN of 192.168.0.x


After uncompressing the Docker image, the initial screen shows it picked my local LAN IP which I used to access the browser CLI as shown below.  Make sure you update your  windows hosts file in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc 


Using the above  URL  change the initial  root and Ambari passwords see steps


I completed the below steps changing the initial root password Hadoop and then reset the Ambai user password. Once that is successful is starts the Ambari server 


sandbox-hdp login: root                                                                                                                                                                                   's password:                                                                                                                                                                  
You are required to change your password immediately (root enforced)   
Last login: Sat Oct 17 20:21:47 2020   
Changing password for root.  
(current) UNIX password:                                                                                                                                                                                       
New password: 


Ambari user password reset steps


Please set the password for admin: 
Please retype the password for admin:                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The admin password has been set.
Restarting ambari-server to make the password change effective...                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Using python  /usr/bin/python  
Restarting ambari-server                                                                                                                                                                                           
Waiting for server stop...                                                                                                                                                                                         
Ambari Server stopped                                                                                                                                                                                              
Ambari Server running with administrator privileges.                                                                                                                                                              
Organizing resource files at /var/lib/ambari-server/resources... 
Ambari database consistency check started...   
Server PID at: /var/run/ambari-server/  
Server out at: /var/log/ambari-server/ambari-server.out  
Server log at: /var/log/ambari-server/ambari-server.log   
Waiting for server start................................                                                                                                                                                           
Server started listening on 8080                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
DB configs consistency check: no errors and warnings were found. 


Using the Local IP given to the VirtualBox from my LAN,I could access Ambari with the new password I reset above and restarted all serive though some were running.


Can you confirm you followed those steps and still failed??

Happy hadooping

New Contributor

Hi @Shelton  , Thank you very much for your reply and for the details. Sorry for the delay in getting back from my end. I was moving out-of-state and hence the delay. I performed the following steps:

1) I selected "Bridged Adapter" in the drop-down.

2) I updated the windows "hosts" file to include "" and restarted my system.

3) However, when I go to, I am still getting an error.

Can you please let me know where I am going wrong? Thanks a lot for your help.




Can you confirm you have only one network card enabled?

Please share the output of the below command from the web-shell CLI

$ ifconfig 







Please revert 


New Contributor

Hi @Shelton , Thanks for your reply. Here is the output of ifconfig:



Thanks again for your help. Regards - Sri




Is there an entry in your local host's file?

New Contributor

Hi @Shelton ,

This is the entry in my local host's file:



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