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downloading CENTOS  iso is this all I need ?

Posted on 2011-09-16
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http://mirror.its.dal.ca/centos/6/isos/x86_64/CentOS-6.0-x86_64-minimal.iso

this seems to be a single iso ,

what is not inculeded in this?

I am installing this on a EXSi box

is there any limitations to this install ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 200 total points
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The iso is all you need to install the Centos Linux Distro on ESXi.
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That should be it; just place the ISO on the datastore your VM is on. Then go into the VM's setting (rt-click on VM -> Edit Settings), then click on CD\DVD and select the option that allows you to browse the Datastore for an ISO. Make sure you select to 'Connect' and 'Connect at Power On' options at the top. You may also need to modify the boot options, as well. While in the Edit Settings area, click the Options tab, then Boot. On the right check the box to boot to BIOS upon restart. Click OK out of the Edit Settings area. Reboot the VM and it'll go into the BIOS. Go to the Boot Options in VM's BIOS and make your CD Drive the 1st option in the list. Your VM should then boot to the ISO and you can install RedHat.

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I meant "centos"...hahaha. Apologies there :)
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by:allen-davis
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Just based on the name of the iso and the size of the download, it appears to be a smaller install of the CentOS operating system.  If you are looking for the full installer, you will probably want to look for the full CentOS DVD ISOs.

If you are just looking to get a very small install of CentOS up and running, this still may be what you are looking for.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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Follow this guide to Install VMware Tools on Centos to improve performance, this can be the most challenging part to installing a Linux Distro on VMware (ESX, Server, Player or Workstation/Fusion)

http://www.sysdigg.com/how-to-install-vmware-tools-in-centos-5
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