Organizations can benefit from a management layer on top of Hadoop. Ambari helps to build management layer quickly.Here is the 2 quick start guides both are using Oracle Virtual box and vagrant for quick setup.
Quick Start Guide – Installing a cluster with Ambari (with local VMs)
This document shows how to quickly set up a cluster using Ambari on your local machine using virtual machines.
This utilizes VirtualBox and Vagrant so you will need to install both.
Hortonworks quick guide