Installing the Sandbox on VMware Player or VMware Fusion

Download the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop file and then install the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop on your virtual machine player. Complete the following steps to install the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop on VMware Player or VMware Fusion.
  1. Download the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop file to a directory on your machine.
    1. Navigate to, and select the directory for the latest MapR release.
    2. Select sandbox > vmware > MapR-Sandbox-For-Hadoop-<release_version>-vmware.ova
      For example:
  2. Open the virtual machine player, and select the Open a Virtual Machine option.
    Tip for VMware Fusion: If you are running VMware Fusion, select Import.

  3. Navigate to the directory where you downloaded the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop file, and select MapR-Sandbox-For-Hadoop-<version>-vmware.ova. The Import Virtual Machine dialog appears.

  4. Click Import. The virtual machine player imports the sandbox.

  5. Select MapR-Sandbox-For-Hadoop-<version>-vmware, and click Play virtual machine. It takes a few minutes for the MapR services to start. After the MapR services start and installation completes, the following instructional message appears:
    Message MapR-Sandbox-For-Hadoop installation finished successfully. 
    Please go to to begin your experience. 
    Open a browser on your host machine and enter the URL in the browser's address field. 
    You can access the host via SSH by ssh mapr@ 
    The following credentials should be used for the MCS and HUE: mapr/mapr 
    Log in to this virtual machine: Linux/Windows <Alt+F2>, Mac OS X <Options+F5>
  6. Verify that a DNS entry was created on the host machine for the virtual machine. If not, create the entry.
    • For Linux and Mac, create the entry in /etc/hosts.
    • For Windows, create the entry in the %WINDIR%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file.
    Example: <vm_hostname>
  7. You can navigate to the URL provided in the message to experience Hue and the MapR Control System, or you can log into the sandbox through the command line.
    • To navigate to the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop, enter the provided URL in your browser's address bar.
    • To log into the virtual machine and access the command line, enter Alt+F2 on Windows or Option+F5 on Mac. When prompted, enter mapr as the login and password.