The Hortonworks Community Connection is now live. A completely rebuilt Q&A forum, Knowledge Base, Code Hub and more, backed by the experts in the industry.

You will be redirected here in 10 seconds. If your are not redirected, click here to visit the new site.

The legacy Hortonworks Forum is now closed. You can view a read-only version of the former site by clicking here. The site will be taken offline on January 31,2016

HDP on Linux – Installation Forum

HDP installation on vmware linux expected problems

  • #27761
    dgreenshtein
    Member

    Hi,
    I would like to install HDP and Hadoop on VM servers (but not physical servers), for building POC only.
    As I know HDFS has some performance/networking problems when installed on VM servers.
    Is it may be a serious problem for my POC running? Does exist another known problems for Hadoop running on VM servers?
    Thanks.

  • Author
    Replies
  • #27767
    Sasha J
    Moderator

    Hi David,
    thank you for trying HDP!.
    Yes, performance problems may happen on VM installation, but it mostly relied to Amazon EC2 services.
    If you use ESX server and create VMs on it, there should not be a problem at all.
    In anycase, HDP on VMWare system works perfectly fine and fully supported.

    Do not hesitate, go ahead and install it!

    Thank you!
    Sasha

    #27825
    dgreenshtein
    Member

    Hi Sasha,
    Thank you for your answer. Have you recommendations for VM setting for HDP? CPU, Memory, disks?

    #27832
    tedr
    Moderator

    Hi David,

    The recommendations we have for each VM are:
    CPUs – as many as you can give it, but at least 2
    RAM – at least 4GB
    Disk Space – this really depends on how much data you are going to store, but at least 20GB.

    Thanks,
    Ted.

The forum ‘HDP on Linux – Installation’ is closed to new topics and replies.

Support from the Experts

A HDP Support Subscription connects you experts with deep experience running Apache Hadoop in production, at-scale on the most demanding workloads.

Enterprise Support »

Become HDP Certified

Real world training designed by the core architects of Hadoop. Scenario-based training courses are available in-classroom or online from anywhere in the world

Training »

Hortonworks Data Platform
The Hortonworks Data Platform is a 100% open source distribution of Apache Hadoop that is truly enterprise grade having been built, tested and hardened with enterprise rigor.
Get started with Sandbox
Hortonworks Sandbox is a self-contained virtual machine with Apache Hadoop pre-configured alongside a set of hands-on, step-by-step Hadoop tutorials.
Modern Data Architecture
Tackle the challenges of big data. Hadoop integrates with existing EDW, RDBMS and MPP systems to deliver lower cost, higher capacity infrastructure.