CentOS Installation Labsheet

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What should you set the DVD to when creating a new Virtual Machine using Vmware Player?

I will install the Operating System later

What should you set the network card mode to when creating a new Virtual Machine using Vmware Player?

Bridged

What should be the guest OS when creating a new Virtual Machine using Vmware Player?

Linux CentOS 7 x64

What should be the HDD space allocated when creating a new Virtual Machine using Vmware Player?

200 GB

What should you select after starting up the VM to begin the installation process?

Install CentOS 7

What is the first step to take after logging in to your computer when working in a nested VM environment?

Open Vmware Player from the Applications menu

What should you set the DVD to when creating a new Virtual Machine using Vmware Player?

I will install the Operating System later

What should you do after naming the new Virtual Machine 'Prometheus'?

Set the network card mode to Bridged

How much HDD space should be allocated when creating a new Virtual Machine using Vmware Player?

200 GB

What should be set in the Customize Hardware page to give the new Virtual Machine 4 CPU Cores and 16 GB of RAM?

Modify CPU and RAM settings

What is the recommended size for the /boot partition in CentOS 8?

1 GiB

Why is using an LVM volume for /boot not possible?

It conflicts with the firmware limitations

Under what condition must a separate /boot partition be created if (U)EFI is used for booting?

If the / (root) partition is larger than 2 TiB

Why must the /boot partition be created outside of a RAID array if using a RAID card?

To support booting from the RAID card

What is the recommended size for the root directory (/) in CentOS 8?

10 GiB

Study Notes

Creating a New Virtual Machine using Vmware Player

  • Set the DVD to 'Datastore ISO File' when creating a new Virtual Machine.
  • Set the network card mode to 'NAT' or 'Bridged' when creating a new Virtual Machine.
  • The guest OS should be the operating system to be installed on the Virtual Machine.

Allocating Resources

  • Allocate at least 20 GB of HDD space when creating a new Virtual Machine.
  • In the Customize Hardware page, set the CPU to 4 cores and the Memory to 16 GB.

Installing the Operating System

  • After starting up the VM, select the ISO file to begin the installation process.
  • After naming the new Virtual Machine 'Prometheus', proceed with the installation process.

CentOS 8 Partitioning

  • The recommended size for the /boot partition in CentOS 8 is 1 GB.
  • It is not possible to use an LVM volume for /boot because the boot loader cannot read LVM.
  • A separate /boot partition must be created if (U)EFI is used for booting and the disk is 2 TB or larger.
  • If using a RAID card, the /boot partition must be created outside of a RAID array to ensure bootability.

Root Directory

  • The recommended size for the root directory (/) in CentOS 8 is 10 GB.

Learn how to install CentOS on your lab computer with this comprehensive labsheet. The guide includes specific instructions and information needed to successfully complete the installation of the operating system within a nested VM environment using VMware Player software.

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