Bigtop
  1. Bigtop
  2. BIGTOP-290 Bigtop installation wiki page needs improvements
  3. BIGTOP-302

1. Start a separate Wiki page on Installing Bigtop in VMs (VirtualBox) (make sure to record the fact that one needs >> 2GB of RAM) 2. Record the experience with 32bit OSes

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      I was able to successfully run a 64-bit guest OS (ubuntu) on a 32-bit host OS with a 64-bit processor using VirtualBox. This required changes to the BIOS settings to enable hardware based virtualization support. Where do we document this ? "How to install Hadoop distribution from Bigtop" wiki page might not be the right place.. Do we create another wiki page for virtualBox/VM installation instructions ?

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        Vijay Srinivasan added a comment -

        Track updates to Bigtop install in VMs using VirtualBox in a seperate wiki page. Update the 32/64-bit guest OS installation in the same wiki page.

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        Vijay Srinivasan added a comment - Track updates to Bigtop install in VMs using VirtualBox in a seperate wiki page. Update the 32/64-bit guest OS installation in the same wiki page.
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        bikramjit ganguly added a comment -

        i think perhaps even a 64bit processor does not automatically guarantee hardware based virtualisation? i think i saw a list of intel chips that do support virtualisation, but i am not sure if all of the 64bit chips (even among intel) will support virtualisation.

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        bikramjit ganguly added a comment - i think perhaps even a 64bit processor does not automatically guarantee hardware based virtualisation? i think i saw a list of intel chips that do support virtualisation, but i am not sure if all of the 64bit chips (even among intel) will support virtualisation.
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        Konstantin Boudnik added a comment -

        With BIGTOP-637 in place the VM creation and installation of the bit is likely to be fully automated. So, I am not sure why is the wiki page? Enabling hardware virtualization is something that you have to do with or without bigtop if you want to run a VM with any decent performance.

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        Konstantin Boudnik added a comment - With BIGTOP-637 in place the VM creation and installation of the bit is likely to be fully automated. So, I am not sure why is the wiki page? Enabling hardware virtualization is something that you have to do with or without bigtop if you want to run a VM with any decent performance.
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        Bruno Mahé added a comment - - edited

        It still may be nice to have a wiki page with tips and tricks regarding running the VMs, even though these would apply to any other VM and are more context dependent.
        We could create a "Virtual Machine" section on the main page ( https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/BIGTOP/Index )

        Cos> Note also that the VM creation has been automated for months. See http://bigtop01.cloudera.org:8080/job/Bigtop-VM-matrix/
        It was deactivated (I suppose because of the move to git), but I updated the repository definition and re-activated it.

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        Bruno Mahé added a comment - - edited It still may be nice to have a wiki page with tips and tricks regarding running the VMs, even though these would apply to any other VM and are more context dependent. We could create a "Virtual Machine" section on the main page ( https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/BIGTOP/Index ) Cos> Note also that the VM creation has been automated for months. See http://bigtop01.cloudera.org:8080/job/Bigtop-VM-matrix/ It was deactivated (I suppose because of the move to git), but I updated the repository definition and re-activated it.

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          • Assignee:
            Vijay Srinivasan
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            Vijay Srinivasan
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