The Developer Preview of HDInsight Services on Windows is installed with the Microsoft Web Platform Installer 4.0. The installation procedure has several steps.
Launch the Microsoft Web Platform Installer 4.0
Install HDInsight Services on Windows
Confirm the installation has succeeded
Debug installation issues
In order to directly install,
click here and allow the application to run (this will install WebPI if needed)
Go to the Microsoft Web Platform Installer 4.0 download page.
Click the Free Download button on this page. Click the
Run button when prompted for the installation of wpilauncher.exe at the bottom of the page. Then click the
Yes button in the User Account Control window that pops up to complete the installation. This installation will update any earlier version you might have used previously with the latest version of the installer, if that is
necessary, automatically. The Web Platform Installer 4.0 will also open automatically.
Type Hadoop in the upper right hand search box and hit enter to find the
Microsoft HDInsight for Windows Server Community Technology Preview item to install.
Click the Add button to select the Microsoft HDInsight for Windows Server Community Technology Preview item to install and then click the
The installation should have installed four icons on you desktop. Look on the desktop to confirm that they are there.
Double-click on the Hadoop Command Line icon on the desktop. It should open to the C:\Hadoop\hadoop-1.1.0-SNAPSHOT> prompt. Type cd .. to navigate to the Hadoop directory and type dir to see what it contains. It should have the items shown
Double-click on the Microsoft HDInsight Dashboard icon on the desktop and confirm that it opens the local Hadoop preview dashboard shown below. Click on the tiles to confirm that they are working. Consult the
Getting Started with the Developer Preview of HDInsight Services on Windows topic for further information on what the tiles should link to if you have questions.
If there is a problem with the installation, go to the Programs and Features page in the Control Panel and check for two items:
- Microsoft HDInsight Community Technology Preview
- Hortonworks Data Platform 1.0.1 Developer Preview
Uninstall these items and repeat the installation procedure. The order of uninstall is important. Uninstall the
Microsoft HDInsight Community Technology Preview first, and then the
Hortonworks Data Platform 1.0.1 Developer Preview.
Additional installation issues for the HDInsight Community Technology Preview may be found in the
Microsoft HDInsight feature suggestions may be made on the Feature Voting page.
There is a forum for asking questions and discussing issues at the
MSDN forum for discusssing HDInsight for Windows and Windows Azure.