Installing the MapR Sandbox with Drill on VirtualBox

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

Note: The MapR sandbox for Drill on VirtualBox comes with NAT port forwarding enabled, which allows you to access the sandbox using localhost as the hostname.

Complete the following steps to install the MapR sandbox with Drill:

  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 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 Drill file, select the MapR-Sandbox-For-Apache-Drill-<version>.ova file, and click Next. The Import Virtual Appliance window appears.
  4. 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.
  5. When the import completes, select the MapR sandbox for Drill and then click Settings. The Settings window appears.
  6. 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, use the default, 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 Adapter or Bridged Adapter with the Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 option.
  7. Click OK to continue.
  8. Select the MapR-Sandbox-For-Apache-Drill-<version> in VirtualBox, and click Start.
  9. When you see maprdemo login:_ prompt, enter mapr and then enter mapr as the password.
    The message, Welcome to your Demo virtual machine, appears.
  10. 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
  11. Go to http://localhost:8047 or to experience the Drill Web Console, and enter mapr as the username and password.
    Note: If you used a bridged adapter, the network generates and assigns an IP to the sandbox that you use in place of localhost or To get the IP address, run ifconfig from the sandbox command line 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.