I have a core i7 laptop (Dell) with 8 GBs of memory running VMware player (the latest version) under Windows 7 Enterprise. My test Hortonworks 1.0 VM is CentOS 5.8 running via VMware player on this laptop. I have this VM configured as 2 cores with 2 GB of RAM.
With Sasha’s patient help, I got HDP 1.0 running there.
But, even though it looks like I have enough free RAM and WindowsTask Manager reports that my CPU is not stressed, standard HDP administration tasks take VERY long. I decided to enable webhdfs for example and the process to reconfigure the cluster and get it back to operational status was over 1 hour!!
Ari in his recent webinar (running on a Mac I recall with VMware Fusion) was getting very quick admin task responses. I did notice that the single VM he used was listed as 1 core with only 1 GB of memory.
Will I get better response if I use a “smaller” VM?
What is the minimum VM to get a self-hosted cluster deployed to?
Any performance tips in general? I realize this is not how you really use hadoop, but for learning, I want something lean and mean.