In this article, you learn how to install on VMware workstation 14 pro in few steps. This tutorial will guide you how to platform a minimal installation of latest version of centos 7.0, using the ISO image, an installation that is best suitable for developing a future customization server platform, with no any graphical user interface, where you can only install the software you need.
How to Install Centos 7.0 On VMware
CentOS or the Community ENTerprise Operating System is a popular Linux environment. It’s derived from and is fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. And while Red Hat is only available through a subscription service, CentOS is available freely. CentOS is community supported. Which means that instead of requiring professional service contracts to get help and support. Community members ranging from professional software engineers who work for Red Hat, to system administrators in the industry, to Linux enthusiasts around the world, provide support to CentOS users through a variety of means.
Below are the links for downloading VMware Workstation and the Android installable file from Android x86 project.
Once you have downloaded both of them you will have to install VMware workstation 14 pro.
Step 1: Create a Virtual Machine for CentOS
When the files downloaded, now open VMware and click on Create a new machine(Ctrl+N), on the wizard, just hit Next.
On this page, select “I will install the operating system later” and click Next.
Here select Linux>CentOS 7 74-bit and click next.
Now customize the virtual machine as you want and hit Next.
And it’s time to review and finish the virtual machine, so have a check and hit Finish.
Step 2. Edit the Virtual Machine Settings
To do it first, go ahead and click on Edit virtual machine settings to open settings.
Select CD/DVD option and select Use ISO image file then browse the ISO image file of CentOS 7.
Notice: Use extracted ISO image file of CentOS 7.0 otherwise it won’t boot up.
Now select Memory option and add memory at least 1GB or further than that then click Ok.
Step 3: Begin CentOS Installation
Everything is ready, go on clicking the Power on button and have a look at your screen until it boots up.
The system will start loading media installer and a Welcome screen should appear.
Step 4: Select Language And Keyboard
Select your Installation Process Language, that will assist you through the entire installation procedure and click on Continue.
Step 5: Change The Installation Destination
The next step, present screen prompt is Installation Summary. It contains a lot of options to fully customize your system. The first thing you may want to setup is your time settings. Click on Date & Time and select your server physical location from the provided map and hit on the upper Done button to apply the configuration.
The next step is to choose your Language Support and Keyboard settings. Choose your main and extra language for your system and when you’re finished hit on Done button.
Step 6: Select Software Selection
On the next step, you can choose your system installation software. On this step CentOS offers a lot of Server and Desktop platform environments that you choose from, but, if you want a high degree of customization, especially if you are going to use CentOS 7 to run as a server platform, then I suggest you select Server with GUI with Compatibility Libraries as Add-ons, which will install a minimal basic system software and later you can add other packages as your needs require using yum group install command
Step 7: Installation Destination
By default, the Anaconda installer will choose automatic partitioning for your hard disk. Click on the Installation Destination icon to change this to custom partitioning.
Click on the hard drive you want to install CentOS 7 and under the Local Standard Disks, choose VMware, VMware Virtual S then click Done.
Step 8: Turn on Network & Hostname
The next step is to set your system hostname and enable networking. Click on Network & Hostname label and type your system FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) on Hostname filed, then enable your Network interface, switching the top Ethernet button to ON.
If you have a functional DHCP server on your network then it will automatically configure all your network setting for enabled NIC, which should appear under your active interface.
Step 9. Begin Installation
Now it’s time to start installation process by pressing on Begin Installation button and set up a strong password for root account.
Step 10. Set Up Root Password
Click on the root password option and enter a password and confirmation of the same then click Done.
Step 11. Create a User Account
After you finish setting up a strong password for root account move to User Creation and create your first system user. You can designate this user to become a System Admin with root privileges using sudo command by checking the box Make this user administrator, then click on Done to go back on the main menu and wait for the installation process to finish.
Step 12. Complete Installation
After the installation process finishes, the installer will show a successful message on the screen, demanding to reboot your system in order to use it.
CentOS 7 Desktop Environment
When the installing and rebooting finished, the screen will appear soon and that’s Android CentOS 7.0. Once you’ve installed, now you can test, use and enjoy it fully.
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