The prerequisite for HBase installation are Java and Hadoop installed on your Linux machine.
Hbase can be installed in three modes: standalone, Pseudo Distributed mode and Fully Distributed mode.
Download the Hbase package from http://www.interior-dsgn.com/apache/hbase/stable/ and unzip it with the below commands.
Login as super user as shown below
Configuring HBase in Standalone Mode
Set the java Home for HBase and open hbase-env.sh file from the conf folder. Edit JAVA_HOME environment variable and change the existing path to your current JAVA_HOME variable as shown below.
Replace the existing JAVA_HOME value with your current value as shown below.
Inside /usr/local/Hbase you will find hbase-site.xml. Open it and within configuration add the below code.
Now start the Hbase by running the start-hbase.sh present in the bin folder of Hbase.
Cloudera VM is recommended as it has Hbase preinstalled on it.
Starting Hbase: Type Hbase shell in terminal to start the hbase.