In this article, I am going to introduce how to install Teradata Express in virtual machines in Windows.

Download software

1) Download VMware Player for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit from the following link (version 6.0):

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/free#desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_player/6_0

This is a free software for personal use.

2) Download TDE 15.00.00.08 SLES 10 for VMware (40GB) viewpoint: http://downloads.teradata.com/download/database/teradata-express/vmware.

This is the latest version of Teradata Express edition.

Install software

1) Install VM Player 6.0. Please turn off Windows feature Hyper-V off in your PC (restart required); otherwise you cannot open VM in the VM Player.

2) Extract the file TDExpress15.0.0.8_Sles10_40GB_vp.7z to a folder.

3) Open VMware Player

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4) Choose ‘Open a Virtual Machine’ and select the file ‘TDExpress15.0.0.8_Sles10.vmx’

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And now the setup work is done. As you can see, the OS is SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 64-bit and version is Workstation 6.5-7.x virtual machine.

Run the Virtual Machine

Just click ‘Play virtual machine’ and you are entering the world of Teradata.

You can also download and update VMware Tools for Linux for latest version (version 9.6.2) as recommended.

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After some setups, you will be able to see the login window:

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Login: root, Password: root.

After login, you can see the desktop:

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Teradata Studio Express is also included in this virtual machine.

Run ‘Viewpoint Start’ / 'Viewpoint Stop’ to start/stop all the Teradata services.

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Using Teradata Express Studio

In the studio, connect to the local Teradata database:

Driver: Teradata embedded JDBC

Database Server Name: localhost

User Name/Domain: dbc

Password: dbc

Authentication Mechanism: PASSWORD_PROTECTED

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After connection is established, run the query below:

 select * from DBC.Accounts;

The result will be similar to the following screenshot:

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For more details, visit the following site about how to use this tool:

 http://developer.teradata.com/tools/articles/teradata-studio-express

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@Raju

In which step you could not type password? In this tutorial, there are two places:

  • Logon to suse  (use Ctrl +Alt to release mouse cursor, for more details about VMware shortcuts, refer to this page)
  • Connect to Teradata database in Teradata Studio Express.
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person Raju access_time 3 years ago
Re: Install Teradata Express 15.0.0.8 by Using VMware Player 6.0 in Windows

i installed teradata in vmware player.but i am unable to type password. it is not taking input to password.please anyone help me.where am going wrong.

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i installed teradata in vmware player.but i am unable to type password. it is not taking input to password.please anyone help me.where am going wrong.

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@Matt

If you followed all the steps, in the UNIX virtual machine, Teradata Studio Express is already included. You can use that tool to connect to the Teradata server using dbc account and then create any database you like.

Alternatively, please follow the link below to setup client tools in your Windows (host machine for the Teradata VM), which will enable you to connect directly:

http://kosmisch.net/Blog/DataAndBusinessIntelligence/Archive/2015/5/18/connect-to-teradata-virtual-machine-guest-from-windows-host.html 

You can use Teradata Administrator client tool if you are not familiar with SQL.

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@Matt I simply don't have the Create Data base in the Tools. I am very new to Teradata. 

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@Matt what is the error message you got when creating database?

Did you follow all the steps including logging with dbc user?

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person Matt access_time 3 years ago
Re: Install Teradata Express 15.0.0.8 by Using VMware Player 6.0 in Windows

Did all that. But still can't create a database. I need to create a database and them tables to load some data. So I can play with that? Could you please show us?

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Did all that. But still can't create a database. I need to create a database and them tables to load some data. So I can play with that? Could you please show us?

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account_circle Raymond

Just a quick update:

The same installation steps are still applied to the latest version 16.10.00.03

TDExpress16.10.00.03_Sles11_40GB.7z

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account_circle prat
Very well explained. Thank you so much.
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@srinivasarao vasa I am glad it can help.
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person srinivasarao vasa access_time 4 years ago
Re:Install Teradata Express 15.0.0.8 by Using VMware Player 6.0 in Windows

Awesome go through for installation and guidance. I have come across problem of datasource connection, but was able to success after see the instructions provided. Much appreciated.
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account_circle srinivasarao vasa
Awesome go through for installation and guidance. I have come across problem of datasource connection, but was able to success after see the instructions provided. Much appreciated.
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@Nik Once you logon with dbc, you can create your own account using the following SQL: CREATE USER user_name FROM database_name AS PASSWORD = user_password PERM = 10000000 SPOOL = 1000000 PERM: permanent space SPOOL: spool space BTW, in Teradata user is same as database except a user has a password associated. Please refer to manual for more details: http://www.info.teradata.com/do_redirect.cfm?itemid=102320036
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account_circle Nik
Thanks for sharing this. It was certainly helpful. I have a quick question though: In Teradata JDBC connection properties you have used User Name/Domain: dbc Password: dbc How can I create my own username and password.
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@sajid khan As you can see from the screenshot, the viewpoint is built in the image. You can start the view point by clicking the desktop icon. The following command can be used to verify the status in Linux/Unix: /etc/init.d/viewpoint status Viewpoint uses default 80 port number which means you can directly type your VM's IP address in your browser. You can search Teradata official documentation to find out more information: Viewpoint Configuration Guide
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person sajid khan access_time 5 years ago
Re:Install Teradata Express 15.0.0.8 by Using VMware Player 6.0 in Windows

Hi All, how can we test and access Viewpoint after installing VMware? I am able to login using dbc credentials now. Can someone please guide on accessing/installing viewpoint ? Thanks.!!!
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Hi All, how can we test and access Viewpoint after installing VMware? I am able to login using dbc credentials now. Can someone please guide on accessing/installing viewpoint ? Thanks.!!!
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@vinoth you need to login with the dbc user which is the most powerful user in the database server. As mentioned, the default password in the virtual machine image is dbc too. With dbc, you can grant rights to other users.
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person vinoth access_time 5 years ago
Re:Install Teradata Express 15.0.0.8 by Using VMware Player 6.0 in Windows

Hi there, I have followed all your steps. Im able to connect and see the allrights table also. But am not able to create or execute any other statements. How i can give access to create the tables. thanks
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Hi there, I have followed all your steps. Im able to connect and see the allrights table also. But am not able to create or execute any other statements. How i can give access to create the tables. thanks
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@sasanka ghosh I am glad this article can help you. I was hoping TeraData can generate Hyper-V images as well so that we can directly use this built-in feature in Windows.
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person sasanka ghosh access_time 6 years ago
Re:Install Teradata Express 15.0.0.8 by Using VMware Player 6.0 in Windows

I was cursing myself as well as MS for bullying the market for windows 8 and here is the man takes his time out to give this priceless information. God is not that bad
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account_circle sasanka ghosh
I was cursing myself as well as MS for bullying the market for windows 8 and here is the man takes his time out to give this priceless information. God is not that bad
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account_circle Raymond
@mark Maybe try these utilities? http://www.teradata.com.au/tools-and-utilities/load-and-unload/?LangType=3081&LangSelect=true And so have you considerred the data integration tools like SSIS, DataStage?
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person mark access_time 6 years ago
Re:Install Teradata Express 15.0.0.8 by Using VMware Player 6.0 in Windows

Thanks for the update! I noticed that teradata sudio express also included in teradata express, one of function for teradata studio express is loading data, I was wondered that where can I find specification for data loading? The reason I ask this question is that my old job, data loading need be done in graveyard, data amount was too big, it will take several hours, now, in teradata studio case, how to figure out what kind data I can or cannot load, so that I will not be waiting too long, because if table too big, screen will be freeze. the point is to find out limitation of teradata studio express, thanks
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account_circle mark
Thanks for the update! I noticed that teradata sudio express also included in teradata express, one of function for teradata studio express is loading data, I was wondered that where can I find specification for data loading? The reason I ask this question is that my old job, data loading need be done in graveyard, data amount was too big, it will take several hours, now, in teradata studio case, how to figure out what kind data I can or cannot load, so that I will not be waiting too long, because if table too big, screen will be freeze. the point is to find out limitation of teradata studio express, thanks
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@mark I am glad that this post helped you. I was planning to write some more materials for Teradata but I have not got time yet. I will update you once they are ready. The official website potentially provides some useful tutorials. http://developer.teradata.com/ P.S. I am also starting to learn Teradata. We can share tips with each other.
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person mark access_time 6 years ago
Re:Install Teradata Express 15.0.0.8 by Using VMware Player 6.0 in Windows

Very good instructions, I followed step by step, all the screen shots listed in your page I can reproduce it(ignorable difference). Now, do you have any online materials that I can practice? Say practice sql in teradata step by step? How many local database with teradata express? Thanks for your help!
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account_circle mark
Very good instructions, I followed step by step, all the screen shots listed in your page I can reproduce it(ignorable difference). Now, do you have any online materials that I can practice? Say practice sql in teradata step by step? How many local database with teradata express? Thanks for your help!
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