Install a new CentOS 7.4 VM
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- A new VM
- minimum 1 core, 4GB RAM, 32GB disk, 2GB swap, 1 network interface
- recommended 4 cores, 8GB RAM, 32GB disk, 1 network interface
- (in real production) 4 cores, 8GB RAM, 32GB disk, 1 network interface
- An installation source
- A kickstart file
- (with network) we’ll use this file
- (with no network) a floppy disk image will be made available with this file
- Create a VM with your favourite hypervisor. If your machine can afford it, give the VM 4GB RAM. For this workshop the number of cores is not important, but you’ll want 4 cores in production. Even in production you won’t need more than 32GB disk.
- Boot the VM from the ISO, select
Install CentOS 7 and press
- At the kernel parameters prompt, we’ll add the
inst.ks parameter, telling the installer to fetch and use a Kickstart file.
- (with network, installing from DVD) add
- (with network, installing from internet) add
- (with no network, floppy disk image added) add
- Wait for the installation to complete (shouldn’t be more than 10 minutes)
While we’re waiting, let’s review what we told kickstart to do.
- Log in to your new VM
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