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If you're not running the full-fledged VMWare product, never fear. Just download the free VMWare player, then use it to run the CDH4 image.
If you put the VM on your network, you'll be able to use Hadoop from your own PC (I'll show you how in the next two screens). To make this work, just get into VMWare's Virtual Machine Settings dialog box, select the Network Adapter device and then the Connected check box.
Now you're ready to get the VM's IP address and surf to it from your own browser. Continue to the next screen for details on getting the IP address.
Cloudera's CDH4 runs its own Web server and a Web-based user interface, called Hue, sporting consoles for MapReduce, HDFS and Hive, along with browser-based command line shells for HBase and Pig.
You can run Hue from your own PC's (i.e. the host's) Web browser, as long as you know the IP address of the VM. Inside the VM, open an X terminal emulator command prompt (by clicking the highlighted icon at the bottom of the screen) and enter the ifconfig command to determine the address. You'll see what to do with that address in the next screen...