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Installation Instructions for

DataStax Sandbox
The DataStax Sandbox is a virtual machine (VM) appliance that is a bundled set of a
Linux operating system (CentOS 6.4), DataStax Software, and tutorials that are
designed to provide an easy introduction to using NoSQL with DataStax.

Prerequisites

To use the DataStax Sandbox you must install one of the supported virtual machine
environments (Oracle Virtual Box or VMware Fusion) on your 64-bit computer. You
can freely download Virtual Box at: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads and
VMware player at: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/free#desktop_end_user_
computing/vmware_player/4_0.

The DataStax Sandbox needs at least 8GB of RAM and 20GB of disk space.

If using Virtual Box, ensure you are on the most recent version (4.3.14 has bugs that
cause issues with the Sandbox. Version 4.3.18 and higher work fine with Sandbox).

Installation for VirtualBox


1.

Download the DataStax Sandbox

2.

Open Oracle VirtualBox

3.

In VirtualBox, select File->Import Appliance

4.

Select Open Appliance

5.

Navigate to the folder/file that contains the downloaded copy of DataStax


Sandbox. Select the DataStax Sandbox file and then press Continue.

6.

The default Appliance settings should be fine for most machines. Select Import to
import the appliance.

7.

VirtualBox will display a progress screen showing the import process.

8.

Once the import is completed, you can begin using the DataStax Sandbox by
highlighting the appliance in VirtualBox and clicking the Start icon (or use the
Machine->Start menu item).

9.

Log in with the credentials for the datastaxdemo profile: datastax/datastax.

Installation for VMware


1.

Download the DataStax Sandbox

2.

Open VMWare player.

3.

In VMware player, select either File->Open or File->Import (depending on the


version/platform of VMware player) from VM console.

4.

Navigate to the folder/file that contains the downloaded copy of DataStax


Sandbox. Select the DataStax Sandbox file and click Open.

5.

Select a directory to store the new Appliance and click Import.

6.

If you receive the message, "out of OVA compliance", ignore the error, click Retry,
and continue.

7.

Start the new Appliance by pressing Play Virtual Machine.

8.

Once the import is completed, you can begin using the DataStax Sandbox by
highlighting the appliance in VirtualBox and clicking the Start icon (or use the
Machine->Start menu item).

9.

Log in with the credentials for the datastaxdemo profile: datastax/datastax.