Sue, as I said the hardware requirement for student VM is too hight for all our generic computer labs. We also don't want to deploy CDH yet because that doesn't include all the homework assignments included in the student VM.
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Is anyone of you successful in converting Cloudera Professor VM to Amazon AMI for using on Amazon AWS EC2. The Cloudera VM requires a very high computer specification (like 4-8 cores, 16 Gram) which our computer lab is not able to support. Therefore we intend to convert this Cloudera VM to an Amazon AMI and install it on the Amazon AWS EC2 service, then our students can remote access to this EC2 for practicing. Implementing this way save us a significant cost because we don't have to invest in a whole range of hardware, students only have to pay for EC2 service. I followed this instruction from amazon aws http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/VMImportPrerequisites.html#vmimport-image-formats to convert to Amazon AMI but failed at the final step when running the "import" command. The process completed at 100% but then issued an error message like "wrong partition or smth like that related to partition". In Amazon document it says "You can only import VMDK files into Amazon EC2 that were created through the OVF export process in VMware". Maybe this is the reason, is Cloudera VM created through the OVF process ? Do you guys have any other suggestion to implement Cloudera VM on the cloud. This is our most economical solution for students to do the hand-on labs. Best regards, Mai
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