By | July 16, 2015

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This will explain you simple steps to configure Hortonworks on you Windows 7/8 machine using open source Virtualbox.

So Let’s get started

Step 1 – Download Hortonworks from its official site.

Click here to Download Hortonworks HDP 2.1 – Download .ova file for virtual box

Step 2 – Download open Source Virtualbox

This is a .ova file to open or install this you need a Virtualbox

Click here to Download Virtualbox 4.2

If you get any error while installing Virtualbox let me know.


Step 3 – Configure Hortonworks Sandbox

Go to File > Import Appliance
Click on Open appliance

Select your image path (Hortonworks .ova file) and Open

Click on Next

Click on Import

It will take sometime to install, have a coffee 🙂 or Break

Once it’s completed you will see .ova OS image loaded in virtualbox for access
simple click on image and start it

Next you will see list of services are starting, wait for sometime

Once everything started you will see this screen

Open browser and access


You can putty to Hortonworks sandbox using

Username - root
Password - Hadoop 


Now you are ready to enjoy Hadoop.
Best Luck!
Thanks for any query please post your comments

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