11/11/2014

Installing #HDInsight #Hadoop to Windows via Web Platform Installer

Today I'm going to document the installation of HDInsight Emulator on Windows.

First step is to go to the URL: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/hdinsight-get-started-emulator/

This will get you started. 

In doing so, I downloaded Microsoft Web Platform Installer:

 
 
There are a few pre-requisites for loading:
 
 

So I began the Power Shell for Azure installation:
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/install-configure-powershell/



As you can see, Power Shell for Azure was loaded:
 


Then did a search in Web Platform Installer for HDInsight,  the entry appeared:


Clicked on the Add button... then the Install button...


Clicked "I accept" and the installation began..



This part took some time, to download and install all 5 sections... although the install job did all the work...

Then it configured and finished...





A few icons got loaded onto the Desktop...



And there are a few new directories in the c:\ root...


from the c:\hdp directory, I double clicked the Start _Local_HDP_Service.cmd...



Double Clicking the NameNode shortcut on the desktop, the web page appeared...


After clicking on YARN Services, the web page appeared...


From the Hadoop command line, instantiated the RunSmokeTest job, the job executed...


Which created some folders in the file directory...


Reading through the verbiage, many of the tests passed...



And running a Hadoop fs -ls get the following...


And there you have HDInsight up and running in less than a half hour on a Windows 8.1 machine.

Hope you enjoyed the blog and you can appreciate the ease in which it gets installed without having the tedious process of installing all the pre-requisites which Hadoop traditionally requires.

Thanks for reading~!