Installing the MapR Sandbox with Drill on VMware Player/VMware Fusion

Download the MapR sandbox for Drill and import the virtual machine into VirtualBox. Configure the network setting, and start the MapR sandbox for Drill.

Complete the following steps to install the MapR sandbox with Drill on VMware Player or VMware Fusion:
  1. Download the MapR sandbox for Drill file to a directory on your machine. To access the file, go to, and select the directory for the latest release. The file is located in the sandbox/ directory for the release, as shown:
  2. Open the virtual machine player, and select the Open a Virtual Machine option. If you are running VMware Fusion, select Import.
  3. Navigate to the directory where you downloaded the MapR sandbox with Drill file, and select MapR-Sandbox-For-Apache-Drill-<version>-vmware.ova. The Import Virtual Machine dialog appears.
  4. Click Import. The virtual machine player imports the sandbox.
  5. Select Edit virtual machine settings and then select the Network Adapter option.
    Note: 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. 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.
  6. Click OK to save the settings.
  7. Select MapR-Sandbox-For-Apache-Drill-<version>_VM, and click Play virtual machine.
  8. When you see the maprdemo login:_ prompt, enter mapr and then enter mapr as the password.
    The message, Welcome to your Demo virtual machine, appears.
  9. The client must be able to resolve the actual hostname of the Drill node(s) with the IP(s). Verify that a DNS entry was created on the client machine for the Drill node(s). If a DNS entry does not exist, create the entry for the Drill node(s).
    • For Windows, create the entry in %WINDIR%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.
    • For Linux and Mac, create the entry in /etc/hosts.
    Example: maprdemo
  10. Go to http://localhost:8047 or to experience the Drill Web Console.
    Note: If you used a bridged adapter, the network generates and assigns an IP to the sandbox that you use in place of or localhost. To get the IP address, enter root as the username and mapr as the password from the sandbox command line. Run the ifconfig command to get the sandbox IP address. The IP address is located in the inet address field. You can access the Drill Web Console using the IP address and port 8047, as shown in the following example:
    You can access the command line on the virtual machine by pressing Alt+F2 on Windows or Option+F5 on Mac. You can access the sandbox via SSH, as described in Getting to Know the Drill Sandbox
After downloading and installing the sandbox, continue with the tutorial by Getting to Know the Drill Setup.