Hortonworks Sandbox Download/Install with VirtualBox
Downloading and Installing the Hortonworks Sandbox with VirtualBox
Getting started with Big Data can be a bit overwhelming. Fortunately the folks at Hortonworks created a virtual machine and installation instructions that makes creating a sandbox relatively easy and free. I did encounter a few bumps in the road so I thought I would write about my issues in hopes that it will help others who encounter similar problems.
First, go to the Hortonworks website and download the sandbox for either VirtualBox or VMware. I happened to use VirtualBox.
Next, open the VirtualBox application and click File -> Import Appliance. Select the .OVA file and click next. I did not find it necessary to change any of the settings so I clicked Import.
Start the VM. You will notice that all of the underlying programs will initiate and when finished will present this screen.
At this point you can go to your browser and enter 127.0.0.1:8888, which is the Hortonworks Sandbox welcome screen.
The first tutorial, which involves Ambari, asks that you enter the standard Ambari URL, which is 127.0.0.1:8080. The issue I had was that another program was using that port. So I had to change the Ambari Server Port number. I found the following link helpful.