Installing the Sandbox on VirtualBox

Download the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop, and import the virtual machine into VirtualBox. Configure the network setting, and start the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop to access the MapR Control System and Hue interfaces.

Note: The MapR Sandbox for Hadoop on VirtualBox comes with network address translation (NAT) ports forwarded to localhost.

Complete the following steps to install and run the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop:

  1. Download the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop file to a directory on your machine. To access the file, go to, and select the directory for the latest MapR release. The file is located in the sandbox/ directory for the release, as shown:
  2. Open VirtualBox, and select File > Import Appliance. The Import Appliance window appears.
  3. Go to the directory where you downloaded the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop file, select the MapR-Sandbox-For-Hadoop-<version>.ova file, and click Open. The Import Virtual Appliance window appears.
  4. Click Next.
  5. In the Import Virtual Appliance window, select the option to Reinitialize the MAC address of all network cards and then click Import. The Import Appliance imports the sandbox.
  6. When the import completes, select the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop and then click Settings. The Settings window appears.
  7. In the Settings window, select Network. The correct setting depends on your network connectivity when you run the sandbox. In general, if you are going to use a wired Ethernet connection, select NAT Network. If you use ODBC or JDBC on a remote host, select Bridged Adapter. If you are going to use a wireless network, select Host-only Adapter or Bridged Adapter with the Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 option.
  8. Click OK to continue.
  9. Select the MapR-Sandbox-For-Hadoop-<version> in VirtualBox, and click Start.
  10. When you see maprdemo login:_ prompt, enter mapr and then enter mapr as the password.
    The message, Welcome to your MapR Demo virtual machine, appears.
  11. 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. You may need to run an editor, such as Notepad, as the administrator to edit and save the hosts file on Windows.
    Example: maprdemo
  12. Enter the following URLs in your browser's address bar to access the Hue and MapR Control System interfaces, and enter mapr as the username and password:
    • MapR Control System - Enter https://localhost:8443 or in the address bar.
      Note: If you encounter a warning message stating that your connection is not private, select the option to accept and continue to the MapR Control System.
    • Hue - Enter http://localhost:8888 or in the address bar.
      Note: If you used a bridged adapter, the network generates and assigns an IP to the sandbox that you must use in place of or localhost. To get the IP address, log in to the sandbox, using Alt+F2 on Windows or Option+F5 on Mac or Linux. Enter root as the username and mapr as the password. Enter ifconfig to get the sandbox IP address. The IP address is located in the inet address field. You can access the MCS and Hue interfaces using the IP address, as shown in the following examples:
      • MCS -
      • Hue -
      If you are unable to access these URLs, upgrade Virtual Box and restart the virtual machine.
    Alternatively, you can access the host via SSH using ssh mapr@localhost -p 2222.