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bash profile for quick launch a VirtualBox instance

When testing Hadoop on virtual machines, you usually have to launch instances in VirtualBox and open a terminal to ssh in.

Since you only need a terminal and not these VirtualBox windows, you may update your .bash_profile like

$ cat ~/.bash_profile
function hdp22() {
if [[ $1 == "start" ]];
then VBoxManage startvm "Hortonworks Sandbox with HDP 2.2 Preview" --type headless && ssh
elif [[ $1 == "stop" ]];
then VBoxManage controlvm "Hortonworks Sandbox with HDP 2.2 Preview" savestate
else echo "Usage : hdp22 start|stop";


Type source ~/.bash_profile for loading aliases without need to reboot, and you’ll just then have to type hdp22 start to launch the VM and ssh into it.