This is the second post in this series. In this post, we are going to install Hortonworks Sandbox, which is the platform where we will practice our exam objectives.

We are going to follow below step-by-step process to install Hortonworks Sandbox.

Hortonworks Sandbox Installation Steps
Hortonworks Sandbox Installation Steps

As you can see from above picture, below are the steps to install and get started with Hortonworks Sandbox.

  • Download Hortonworks Sandbox 2.3

The latest version of Hortonworks Sandbox is 2.5, but since it was giving some issues while getting started,  we are going to use version 2.3 which is recommended by the online community.

To download Hortonworks Sandbox 2.3, please click here.

Once you get to this page, look for Hortonworks Sandbox Archive option as shown in below figure. Please click on EXPAND which will open up the various versions of Hortonworks Sandbox.

HDP Sandbox Archive
HDP Sandbox Archive

Once you click on Expand, you will see HDP Sandbox 2.3.2 as shown in below figure.

HDP 2.3.2
HDP 2.3.2

You should click on DOWNLOAD FOR VIRTUALBOX as highlighted in above screenshot.

Once you click on that button, it opens up a web-based form which looks something like this.

HDP Download Registration
HDP Download Registration

Please fill all the mentioned details in the form, check the box for Terms and Conditions and click on Submit.

Once you click on Submit, if the information is inserted correctly, then your HDP Sandbox download will begin.

Now, we’ll go to the next step.

  • Download and Install Oracle VirtualBox Manager

Since we have the HDP Sandbox, it is time to download and install Oracle VirtualBox Manager.

You can download it from this link. It will install the windows application to install Oracle VirtualBox Manager.

The installation is quite straightforward like every windows software installation.

Once, it is installed successfully, the VirtualBox Manager window will look something like this.

Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager Window
Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager Window
  • Load Sandbox in VirtualBox

Once VirtualBox is installed and Sandbox is downloaded, it is time to load the Sandbox in VirtualBox.

Please follow below steps to achieve this task.

  1. Open VirtualBox. Click on File -> Import Appliance.
Step 1: Sandbox Installation
Step 1: Sandbox Installation

2. Select the downloaded Hortonworks Sandbox file to import.

Step 2: Sandbox Installation
Step 2: Sandbox Installation

3. Selecting the Sandbox file.

Step 3: Sandbox Installation
Step 3: Sandbox Installation

4. Click on Next.

Step 4: Sandbox Installation
Step 4: Sandbox Installation

5. Perform necessary edits, if any. This step can be done during the installation and                    post installation as well.

Step 5: Sandbox Installation
Step 5: Sandbox Installation

6. Wait for import process to finish. It shows the progress bar as follows.

Step 6: Sandbox Installation
Step 6: Sandbox Installation
  • Perform necessary Sandbox Edits

Once you install Hortonworks Sandbox, it will give you the following window. The red circles indicate the button that are of our interests.

You can change some of the settings that you missed during the installation with the help of Settings button, whereas you can start the Virtual Machine with Start button.

Step 7: Sandbox Installation
Step 7: Sandbox Installation

Now it is time to launch the Hortonworks Sandbox

  • Launch Sandbox

Just click on the Start button shown in above screenshot. It will start the Hortonworks Sandbox. It will take some time to start all the services. Once all the services are up, you will be greeted with the following screen.

HDP Sandbox Welcome Screen
HDP Sandbox Welcome Screen

As mentioned in above screen, if you want to access Sandbox command line, just press Alt+F5 for windows hosts.

Once you press Alt+F5, you will get the following screen. Type root as the username and hadoop as the password, to login to the command line.

HDP Sandbox Login Window
HDP Sandbox Login Window
  • Practice HDPCD Objectives

Now it is time to practice HDPCD objectives.

Stay tuned for the upcoming posts, in which, I will talk about each objective in detail. I will throw some light on the theory aspect of the objective along with an example or two.

I hope you are liking these posts. Stay tuned for more and don’t forget to check out my new YouTube channel as well, showing the videos of these posts execution.

Click here to navigate to my YouTube channel.

Cheers!

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