The Azure cloud infrastructure has become a common place for users to deploy virtual machines on the cloud due to its flexibility, ease of deployment, and cost benefits. Microsoft has expanded Azure to include a marketplace with thousands of certified, open source, and community software applications and developer services, pre-configured for Microsoft Azure. This tutorial covers deploying the Hortonworks Sandbox offering via the Azure Marketplace.
Go to https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace and enter “Hortonworks” into the search bar. Submit, and the Hortonworks Sandbox product should appear as shown in this screenshot.
Click on Get It Now to start the setup process.
If prompted, sign in to Azure Marketplace. Afterward, you’ll be asked to confirm your selection, as shown below.
An explanation of the Hortonworks Sandbox will come on the screen. When ready to begin the deployment process, select Create from the bottom of the screen.
Fill out some basic sandbox configuration settings. Scroll down for an explanation of the different fields.
The different fields:
Note: Make sure to write down or remember your username and password. If using SSH, ensure you have the corresponding private key. Otherwise, you will not be able to log in to the machine.
The next step is to choose a size for the virtual machine. It is recommended to use a machine with A4 specifications, or higher.
Optional settings to configure. You can safely leave this as default.
Look over the summary and continue when ready.
Alright, we’re ready to deploy! Review the offer details and purchase when ready.
Once the offer is submitted by selecting Purchase, the sandbox will take a few minutes to set up and deploy. After deployment is complete, we can move on to connecting to the sandbox.
Once the machine is deployed, it’s overview will appear on the screen. Find the sandbox’s public IP address and click on it.
Clicking on the IP address will bring up the IP configuration panel. Select Static as the Assignment, and then make sure to save your changes. This will keep the sandbox from changing IP addresses each time it’s rebooted.
Fantastic, the sandbox is now up and running! Though we still need to set up a secure connection to it. Head on over to Port Forwarding To Azure Sandbox for a quick walkthrough on connecting to Azure.
Now that you’ve port forwarded by following the tutorial linked above, you can explore the sandbox as you see fit. Point your browser to http://localhost:8888 for the sandbox’s splash screen.
Fill out the form and hit Submit to access the sandbox.
Now that you’ve got HDP up and running, check out our other tutorials to learn how to leverage its power.