Install/Startup Guide for VirtualBox

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    Jonathan Wilkins

    @Mrinal charkraborty, The default tutorials are located at or use port 8000 to connect to the hue which is a useful interface I would recommend.
    @David Bajus Try using the port 8000 in your web browser to find the user interface. Hortonworks is a CLI or command line interface. You will have to use a web browser.
    @Michael Fluch and David Novogrodsky: if you do not want to use host-only on your virtual box you need to connect to your windows ip address with the appropirate port number. You can go diving into the virtual box settings under network and port forwarding, you can check the inet address using ifconfig in the CLI of Hortonworks sandobx, and you can gain access to the relavent port numbers and ip addresses in the command prompt by doing a netstat -n to look through them all.
    @Somnath Chakrabarti: as stated above, you can connect through the windows ip address to the correct port to access which instance is open and talking with your host machine.
    @Helge Sølvberg: I found the same issue when connecting sqoop to my oracle database doing testing on my laptop. Your able to connect to the IP address on the windows side (192.168.X.X:port#). For me I had to connect to 192.168.XX.XX:1521:XE instead of the local ip address because it is not local to the virtual box.

    I hope this information helps.


    Mrinal chakraborty

    I have installed the sanbox ‘Sandbox_HDP_2.2.4.2_VMWare’ from ….
    I have successfully logged onto the shell, but please can you help me with the procedure to get to the GUI ?


    David Bajus

    I have had installed Hortonworks Sandbox.
    i can see in my browsers tutorials on address
    But i dont know how i can login to my virtualbox ???
    alt+f5 —-> if i use root and pass hadoop —> I am in shell what next or its wrong ?


    Jim Brent

    Thanks for the tips here… I discovered that in several tutorials the IP address is the same as the one I found on my Virtual Box:

    Just in case it helps someone…


    mika anaku

    Nice info.. thank u


    kim wu

    Sorry for this! I want know too.


    Peter Billen

    Hi all,
    for virtualbox on windows, once that you have it up and running (and if the default is not working), try the following:
    – set the networking mode to host-only
    – get the VBox ip after logging in
    – use the ip in the URL to access, even if the cover page states to use the loopback ip
    This worked well for me.


    David Novogrodsky

    I am having the same problem the Michael Fluch is having. I started another topic to describe the problem.

    Also the opening screen I see with is very different than the one you describe.


    Michael Fluch

    hi, i just installed VirtualBox and started the sandbox. I can also access but accessing the sandbox hdp web interface via fails with “connection failed / Fehler: Verbindung unterbrochen”. What am I doing wrong? I am using firefox browser?
    thx a lot, Michael


    Hi Cheryle,
    Can we SSH separately to two different Hortonworks Sandbox instances running on same host using Virtual Box? How should we access them given that in both guest instances, we have the same ip and port 2222 ? Can you please brief a little on the configuration of standard SSH clients like putty that can be used in this regard?


    Helge Sølvberg

    I’m having trouble setting up the ODBC connection, even though I’ve followed the tutorial step by step. The only devient is that my PC is running on Windows 8.
    Any suggestions?

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