A Hadoop Cluster @Home using CentOS 6.5, Cloudera Manager 4.8.1 and Cloudera Parcels : EPISODE #1

STEP 1 : Create a Virtual Machine with CentOS 6.5

Few Definitions :

VMware Player : a virtualization software package supplied free of charge by VMware, Inc. It can run existing virtual appliances and create its own virtual machines.

VMware Workstation : a similar program with more features, but not free of charge.

Virtual appliance : a virtual machine image designed to run on a virtualization platform (e.g., VirtualBox, Xen, VMware Workstation, Parallels Workstation).

Creating a Virtual Machine

Download CentOS 6.5 64 bit from the link : http://www.tecmint.com/centos-6-5-installation-guide-with-screenshots/ and save the ISO files.

Download VMware Player from : https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/free#desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_player/4_0

After installing VMware Player, double click on the icon and open it.

I am using VMware Player 4.0.6.

In the VMware Player console, click on Create a New Virtual Machine

VMWare Player -> Create a new virtual machineImage

  • New Virtual Machine Wizard : Select Installer disc image file (iso) : Browse Centos DVD1
  • Create 2
  • Enter User Name and Password. (This is for both user and root accounts)
  • Create 3
  • Enter Virtual machine name and location
  • Key in Max disc size as 20GB which is recommended for CentOS 64 bit.
  • Select to store Virtual machine as a single file or Split into Multiple files.
  • Splitting may reduce performance with very large disks.
  • It uses Easy Install to install CentOS
  • Once all packages are installed, Click on Change Disk – Select DVD2 Iso.

When you use Easy Install, you usually do not need to provide information during guest operating system installation.

  • If you did not provide all of the Easy Install information in the New Virtual Machine wizard, you might be prompted for a product key, username, or password.
  • Also, if the guest operating system installation consists of multiple discs or ISO image files, the installer might prompt you for the next disk.
  • If the installer prompts you for a product key, username, or password, click in the virtual machine window and type the required information.
  • Mouse and keyboard input are captured by the virtual machine.
  • If you are using physical discs and the installer prompts you for the next disk, use the CD-ROM or DVD drive on the host system.
  • If you are using multiple ISO image files and the installer prompts you for the next disk, select the next ISO image file.
  • Now CentOS 6.5 64 bit is successfully installed in the virtual machine.


About shalishvj : My Experience with BigData

6+ years of experience using Bigdata technologies in Architect, Developer and Administrator roles for various clients. • Experience using Hortonworks, Cloudera, AWS distributions. • Cloudera Certified Developer for Hadoop. • Cloudera Certified Administrator for Hadoop. • Spark Certification from Big Data Spark Foundations. • SCJP, OCWCD. • Experience in setting up Hadoop clusters in PROD, DR, UAT , DEV environments.
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3 Responses to A Hadoop Cluster @Home using CentOS 6.5, Cloudera Manager 4.8.1 and Cloudera Parcels : EPISODE #1

  1. Pingback: A Hadoop Cluster @Home : Creating a Virtual Machine with CentOS 6.5 + Hadoop Cluster Installation using Cloudera Manager and Cloudera Parcels | shalishvj

  2. Hadoop Raj says:

    Hi, I am trying to follow your instructions. Where are the ISO files for the CentOS 6.5 64 ? The link you provided has two files 1) CentOS-6.5-i386-bin-DVD1to2.torrent and 2) CentOS-6.5-i386-bin-DVD2to2.torrent.

    What should I do with these two torrent files ? Do I need to download any software for torrent files ? Please advise.

  3. shalishvj says:

    Hi, Pls download both the files. Then create the virtual machine as shown in my blog. first select the 1st ISO file. Once all the packages are done, select change disk and select the 2nd ISO file.

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