This tutorial shows how to install CentOS 7.2 Linux on VMware ESXi 6 step by step. We’ll also learn how to install “Open VM Tools” for CentOS 7.
For this, a user needs to have some basic understanding of how Linux system works and also some knowledge about partitioning mechanism.
What is CentOS Linux?
CentOS is a Linux distribution that attempts to provide a free, enterprise-class, community-supported computing platform which aims to be functionally compatible with its upstream source, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).
Centos is Community Enterprise OS which mainly focuses on the server. Although it’s a desktop version too . you’ll assume it because the version of the Red Hat Enterprise linux. The difference is that Red hat packages are more reliable because all their services are paid. they need to take care of the quality and therefore the market price of the corporate . On the opposite hand centos may be a community based OS , therefore the quality of their products could also be but that of red hat. updates could also be not on time within the case of centos.
What is VMware Exsi ?
VMware ESXi is an enterprise-class, type-1 hypervisor developed by VMware for deploying and serving virtual computers. As a type-1 hypervisor, ESXi isn’t a software application that one installs in an OS (OS); instead, it includes and integrates vital OS components, like a kernel.
VMware ESXi is an OS -independent hypervisor supported the VMkernel operating system interfacing with agents that run atop it. ESXi is that the exclusive hypervisor for VMware vSphere 5.x licenses.
VMware describes an ESXi system as almost like a stateless compute node. State information are often uploaded from a saved configuration file. ESXi’s VMkernel interfaces directly with VMware agents and approved third-party modules. Virtualization administrators can configure VMware ESXi through its console or the VMware vSphere Client and check VMware’s Hardware Compatibility List for approved, supported hardware on which to put in ESXi.
Steps for installing CentOS In Esxi Dedicated Server
- Click Create / Register VM.
- Select creation type then click next
- Select a name and gust os
- Select storage
- Customize setting. As per user requirement and select CD -DVD – ISO file.
- Last step select the finish.
Power on your system.
And installation on your operating system. & use