Citrix Linux VDA 1.4 CentOS 7.2 – CentOS Installation

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In this article we will focus on the basic installation of CentOS 7.2.  VMware ESXi 6.0 is utilized for this instance.  Download the CentOS DVD iso, create a VMware VM, mount the iso image and boot the VM. (The DVD ISO option was downloaded).

After the boot sequence, the WELCOME TO CENTOS 7 screen appears. Select the appropriate language and keyboard and click Continue.

CentOS 7.2 Installation

Click on INSTALLATION DESTINATION.

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We have used the VMware value of 16GB when creating the machine.  If you need a larger disk size, you can define this when creating the VM.  Click Done.

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Click on NETWORK & HOST NAME.

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Enable the Ethernet connection, set it to ON. Enter the Host name which will be the machine name – lowercase might be more appropriate, and click Done.

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You could rename the connection, but for this PoC, we will leave this alone.  To reach this screen, click the Configure button above.

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Click on SOFTWARE SELECTION.

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Select GNOME Desktop and click Done.

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Click Begin Installation.

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While CentOS is being installed, click on ROOT PASSWORD.

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Enter a strong password and click Done.

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When the installation is complete, click Reboot.

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After the reboot, you will be required to accept the license.

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Click Next.  We assume English and English US are the next options.

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Click Next.

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Adjust the Time Zone, if needed, and click Next.

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Click Skip.

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Click Next.

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Enter account name and click Next.

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Click Start using CentOS Linux.

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Close the Getting Started screen.

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You may want to perform a Software Update. Click on the down arrow, Settings, Details.

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Click Check for updates.

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At this time, it may be worth shutting down the VM and taking a snapshot so that you can easily revert when you are making changes later on.

References

Download CentOS 7.2

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