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In this Post, i am gonna show you how to install CentOS in VMware workstation.

The below Video tutorials will take you to the edge of the process and explain you the complete installation process and services, things that counts when the boot process of the CentOS box initiates.

In the midst of the Video tutorials, the cursor has been intentionally dragged, highlighted some words, to show, say you the important things at the concerned stage. The Settings section in the midst of the installation process will come up with the setting of IP address, HOSTNAME for the CentOS, however the settings were not saved nor used later, the setup has been just show you that the setup of Static IP and HOSTNAME can also be achieved whilst installation. The later setup of HOSTNAME can be acquired from this LINK

For Linux it is recommended to disable the Firewalls and SE Linux (Security Enhanced), Ços the services interaction and communications of concerned protocols will fail by blocking so. However it can also be activated (firewall), but the manual port setup, services configurations are to be done after logging into CentOS box.

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The setup of username and password is recommended and meant to be strong enough to secure your CentOS BOX.

If you have any doubts or queries regarding the setup or the process used for the setup, please do not hesitate to message me   or comment here. As of your convenience. !!!  :~)




In this post, I have came forward with the instructions and guidance to set the permanent hostname for the CentOS box.

Centos LogoIn this video, you find the needed configurations to setup the HOSTNAME.

The ip-address you see in the /etc/hosts file has been acquired from the concerned system, using the “ifconfig” command. The ipaddress is needed to mention the hostname in the hosts file. However you can find the ipaddress of your own computer using Ifconfig command in TUI (terminal) mode.

The setup has been chosen in the CentOS platform, as the demand is noticed in high. You can follow the same instruction for other Linux distributions, however the path, commands, Shell usage affects the process.

Here I have used “nano” as text editor to edit the configurations files, however you can use you favorite text editor; VI, CAT or other’s. After i have used the nano /etc/sysconfig/network   or other files editing, i have manipulated the files and i have saved the configurations using the CTRL+X  buttons click and pressing the Y button for the asked query, whether to save the changes or not by the nano editor; so i am saying yes to save the things. This will save the configured things.

you do need to exit the current working shell to notice the changes of hostname. However it is recommended to logout of the box after changes and login back again.  The next post about how to set-up DNS will be published soon.

Here in the video, the hostname has been mentioned as linuxbox1, and the fqdn has been assigned as the linuxbox.centos1; however it is recommended to use the linux box as the hostname or to change the fqdn to be as linuxbox1; both are acceptable.  (edited-16-06-10)

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It’s been long time, visiting again this blog for another Worth post. This time I have been to blog intentionally to post about Setting up the user-defined name to the Virtual Machine, which will be worth using; helpful in navigating through the open tabs of VM’s or for the sake of easy viewing purposes.

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The below Video unveils the setting up of VM Name:

The network has been changed from NAT to Bridged for the sake of internal VM’s communication.

If the internet access or need to communicate with the Host operating system by the VM; Guest operating system, the NAT (Network Address Translation) should be left unchanged or to be configured for intended operation.

The removal of Floppy from the configuration window has been made intentionally to show, how the removal can be used as well. The removal of FLOPPY is recommended for some Computers, one which affects the boot process if the boot process is configured accordingly and had the FLOPPY in the Drive

The CDROM drive has been seen here with the “using C:\program files\ xxxxx” however if u want to use the original physical drive, you should choose  “USE PHYSICAL DRIVE”, It sets the HOST O.S (your original desktop or laptop’s O.S) CDROM drive to used. If you want to use the physical drive in the VMware as if yuo use the drive physically.

The rest queries could be answered here; however related posts and further advanced settings and configurations could be expected in the future blog posts.

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