Welcome to the new Hortonworks Sandbox!

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    Cheryle Custer

    I’m excited to announce the availability of the new Hortonworks Sandbox. This forum is the destination for any issue or question you may have on the use of the Sandbox. I’d love to hear your feedback on the Sandbox — the tutorials, the functionality or other feature of the Sandbox. Feel free to post your comments here.

    For more information about the Sandbox, check out this blog http://hortonworks.com/blog/hortonworks-sandbox-the-fastest-on-ramp-to-apache-hadoop/.

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    Mahendiraja Lakhani

    I am getting following error while importing sendbox appliance into virtualbox.

    Failed to import appliance D:\Big Data HortonWorks\Sandbox_HDP_2.2_VirtualBox.ova.

    Could not create the imported medium ‘D:\VirtualBox VMs\Hortonworks Sandbox with HDP 2.2\Hortonworks Sandbox with HDP 2.2-disk1.vmdk’.

    VMDK: Compressed image is corrupted ‘C:\Users\Zaki\Hortonworks Sandbox with HDP 2.2-disk1.vmdk’ (VERR_ZIP_CORRUPTED).

    Result Code: VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80BB0004)
    Component: Appliance
    Interface: IAppliance {3059cf9e-25c7-4f0b-9fa5-3c42e441670b}

    Pls. suggest whats to be done.


    Graham Anning

    I have a similar problem to Pradeep K. I just installed the HDP 2.2 sandbox for VMware and it started fine in VM Player 6.0.5 build-2443746. I could open the URL and could see the first page. But when trying to open the Sandbox “Dive right in”.
    This page displays the following instructions:
    To use the web interface to explore HDP 2.2 Sandbox navigate to http://192.168.22:8000. The username and password is hue and 1111 respectively.
    But on clicking http://192.168.22:8000 the Link fails to open. There doesn’t appear to be any assistance to diagnose the problem. Please help.


    Brenda Bell

    I had the same issue others mentioned. The IP addresses in both the web and ssh links is incorrect. The port on the ssh link is also incorrect.


    Jayesh Kumar

    I am not able to download the Sandbox file (http://hortonassets.s3.amazonaws.com/2.2/Sandbox_HDP_2.2_VirtualBox.ova). Its been downloading for past several hours (could get only 50 mb, on a broadband line of 8MBPS).

    Is there any other source, where I can get it?


    Neelan Narasimulu

    Hi, I have been using Sandbox 2.2 for a few weeks and working through the tutorials.
    The platform is amazing and already I have been able to demonstrate better performance from Hadoop rather than SQL Server.

    I do however still need to provide one issue, and that is R integration and execution off Hadoop,
    I have read a number of articles on installation RHadoop but have been unsuccessful is getting this working on HDP Sandbox 2.2.
    Would someone in the communication be able to assist.

    Much appreciated, Neelan


    Pradeep K

    I just installed the HDP 2.2 sandbox for VMware and it started fine in VM player 7 Pro. I could open the URL and could see the first page. But then …….
    This page mentions below Lines
    To use the web interface to explore HDP 2.2 Sandbox navigate to http://192.168.3:8000. The username and password is hue and 1111 respectively.
    But on clicking http://192.168.3:8000 the Link fails to open. I understand the IP may vary from PC to PC but what am I doing wrong here? what else Do I have to try. The slide share is about VirtualBox. What about VMware help. Am I missing the link. Please help.


    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.


    Boris Katsnelson


    I am having a problem with Sandbox 2.2 while connecting to Ambari. Login script comes up but I can not get past it using admin/admin. I also noticed UnixAuthenticationService failed message. I would appreciate any suggestions


    Rick Palmeri

    So it turns out that the OVA file never completely downloaded. File size I got was only 1.33 GB instead of the 2.6 GB file seen on the download page (http://hortonworks.com/products/hortonworks-sandbox/#install).
    Multiple attempts at re-downloading the file have not been successful.


    Rick Palmeri

    Hi Cheryle,
    Quick question…I’m trying to deploy the sandbox .ova (Hortonworks_Sandbox_2.1.ova) to an existing VSphere 5.0.0 environment at around 75 percent complete I get “Failed to deploy OVF package: The request was aborted: The request was canceled.”
    Has anyone else seen this and what might be the solution?

    Thanks for any help!



    Babar Shaik

    Hi, I have downloaded and configured the 2.1 sandbox on VirtualBox. on WEb UI, I can only see a home / static page.. no controls/menu to interact with Hadoop.

    can someone help here please.. how to get the menu to interact with hadoop?


    Srinivasa Venigalla

    I downloaded vmplayer and hadoop sandbox 2.1 on my Windows 7 & 8.1 machine. when i started the vmplayer, got the for GUI use.

    In sandbox home screen, to deep driver in to sandbox enter the ssh root@ -p 2222 in vmplayer.
    when i enter this comments in vmplayer, got the below error.

    ssh : connection to host port 2222: connection refused.

    Any idea what might be the issue here? or i am missing anything here.


    Rakesh Soni


    Since last 36 hours I am trying to download the HDP Sandbox but having issue and getting error like “Failed – Network Error”. No issue with VM Player download and install ? If you want to know my internet is working just fine and am able to download many other things.

    Pls. help ASAP.


    Ulrich Guldborg

    Hi Christofper

    You should use


    Hello and thank you in advance for your help!

    I downloaded vmplayer and hadoop sandbox 2.1 on my Windows 8.1 machine. I managed to figure out how to go into my system BIOS menu and enable VT-x to get that piece working but when I try to access the GUI website I am having issues. I can navigate to this address: but inside of that page, when I try to click the address to get started, it says that “This page can’t be displayed” and that the remote device will not accept the connection. Any idea what might be the issue here?


    Balaji Chakilam

    Hi, I wanted to download this Sandbox but before that i wanted to know if the sandbox has the HBase installed in it.


    Ian Holsman

    This is more a feature request.
    could you install the avahi service on the sandbox?
    this enables Bonjour, and allows me to go

    $ ssh root@sandbox.local
    instead of trying to remember the IP#


    Kevin Ehsani

    I am doing this for the first time and on windows 8.1 I followed the instructions for installing oracle virtual box and now trying to import sandbox appliance. The notes I have do not indicated a separate procedure for downloading sandbox and when I go to virtual box menu for importing sandbox there is simply nothing there when I select the option. could anyone please tell me what I am missing. Thanks.


    Lawrence Spiller

    I downloaded the image again today with more success. The filesize is 2,692,704 KB rather than the 2,071,617 KB I got yesterday.

    This file loads into Virtual Box with Ubuntu(32 bit) OS.

    When I try to start it it fails: “This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU.”

    My host PC is only 32 bit so I guess I’m stuffed?


    Lawrence Spiller

    I’ve downloaded the VM twice and am trying to import it into Virtualbox 4.3.12 running on Windows 7.

    Both times I get the same error:

    Failed to import appliance C:\Users\lspiller\Downloads\Hortonworks_Sandbox_2.1.ova.
    Could not create the clone medium ‘C:\Users\lspiller\VirtualBox VMs\Hortonworks Sandbox 2.1\Hortonworks_Sandbox_2.1-disk1.vmdk’.
    VMDK: Compressed image is corrupted ‘H:\Hortonworks_Sandbox_2.1-disk1.vmdk’ (VERR_ZIP_CORRUPTED).
    Result Code: VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80BB0004)
    Component: Appliance
    Interface: IAppliance {3059cf9e-25c7-4f0b-9fa5-3c42e441670b}

    It seems unlikely this is a random corruption during download if the corruption is inan identical place.

    I’m downloading with IE 8. Is this likely to be the issue?







    As I understand HDP is compatible with Amazon and in turn openstack. You might find this guide on installing on amazon useful, process with be different but the concept the same.



    Mohan Radhakrishnan

    Can i run HortonWorks Hadoop inside OpenStack ? Are there tutorials ? Mine is a laptop.


    Ashish Chand

    when i access the URL for sandbox and i got a login page where user name and password is mentioned and when i tried to login with the same credential i got following error:

    Error mess:
    “CSRF verification failed. Request aborted.”

    Reason given for failure:
    No CSRF or session cookie.

    please let me know how to avoid this error as its blocking me to access the virtual URL.



    John Gillick

    I’m wondering if the Hortonworks Sandbox runs on Ubuntu 12.04? If someone could let me know if this is the right place to post this question I would appreciate it as well.

    Thank you very much.


    Nidhi Jain

    on windows 7, I have downloaded Hortonworks Sandbox 1.3 for Oracle Virtualbox
    After I START the machine and I get the IP address
    I paste this into the browser and the message I get is unable to connect to the IP address….


    I tried installing on Windows 8.0. I am using a 8 GB machine with Virtual box installed. I could install the virtual machine and i started the centos…everything was fine .. till the ip address that i got was and i pasted this on the web browser . But the page would no load.. I tried many times but no luck. Any suggestions…



    when i open the virtual machine , its asking the login details (login id and password). If i give my login details (with which i registered here) its not working. Is there any specific login id and password i need to use


    I have Windows & Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1 using VMWare Player 6.0.0 build-1295980 with HortonWorks VMWare Hortonworks+Sandbox+1.3+VMware+RC6 obtained 9/16/13
    I followed the documentation to use Network-Adapter Host Only – Connect when power on (which was preset and did not require an add hardware)
    It also occurs when using NAT so it is consistent.

    During bootup of vm I see this stream 5 times in console mode – [0-4]
    Using config: /etc/zookeeper/conf/zoo.cfg
    INFO ipc.Client: Retrying connect to server: sandbox/ Already tried [0-4] time(s); retry policy is RetryUpToMaximumCountWithFixedSleep(maxRetries=50, sleepTime=1 SECONDS)
    Then it says safe mode is OFF and proceeds with boot.

    When I plug in into FF the session times out. I’m assuming that this piece means I missed something in configuration?
    That is not the IP of my windows machine and what it resolves to though… so I am wondering where it got the IP?

    Thanks for any help you can lend.

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