With the Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF) Sandbox, Apache NiFi comes preinstalled in the Ambari Stack and preconfigured out of the box to utilize many of its features. In the tutorial, it shows you how to access the NiFi HTML UI in one of two ways: use the HDF Splash Screen Page “Advanced Quick Links” or Ambari UI “Quick Links”.
- Completed the prior tutorials within this tutorial series
- Downloaded HDF Sandbox for VMWare, VirtualBox or Native Docker
- Installed and Deployed HDF Sandbox for VMWare, VirtualBox or Native Docker
- Added HDF Sandbox Hostname to Your Hosts File, refer to Learning the Ropes of the HDF sandbox
- Step 1: Open HDF Splash Page
- Approach 1: Access NiFi HTML UI via Ambari Dashboard
- Approach 2: Launch NiFi HTML UI from HDF Splash Quick Links
Note: For VMware users, you will need to add the auto generated IP address on startup of your virtual machine followed by HDF Sandbox hostname to your hosts file, example
192.168.17.129 sandbox-hdf.hortonworks.com. On MAC, open
/private/etc/hosts; LINUX, open
/etc/hosts; WINDOWS 10, open
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hostsas an administrator.
Step 1: Open HDF Splash Page
sandbox-hdf.hortonworks.com:1080 with your favorite web browser:
Choose either approach to access NiFi UI.
Approach 1: Access NiFi HTML UI via Ambari Dashboard
1. Select the LAUNCH DASHBOARD button
admin/admin to login to Ambari.
3. Select the NiFi Service, click on Quick Links dropdown and press the NiFi UI:
Approach 2: Launch NiFi HTML UI from HDF Splash Quick Links
1. Select the QUICK LINKS button
2. Hover over the NiFi 1.2.0 box and select Go to UI
Congratulations! You explored two approaches for launching NiFi UI. You opened the HDF Splash Page: Approach 1 was launching the Ambari Dashboard from the “New To HDF path” while Approach 2 was using the NiFi Quick Link from the “Advanced HDF path”. Now you are ready to explore the next tutorial to began building our simple dataflow.