How to install centos in vmware workstaion

How to install centos in VMware workstation step by step.

Links for the VMware workstation and Centos :-

Intel/AMD virtualization technologies/ AMDV.

Make Sure Virtualization technology is enabled in your laptop of computers bios setting.

Centos ISO installation URLs:-

VMware Workstation :-

1. Open the VMware workstation and click on “Create a New Virtual Machine” as per the below
screenshot:

VMware Workstation
VMware Workstation

2. Select the option “Typical (recommended)” as highlighted below and click on “Next”

New Virtual Machine
New Virtual Machine Wizard

3. Select the option “I will install the operating system later” and click on “Next” as seen
below:

I will Install Operating system later
I will Install Operating system later

4. Since we are installing CentOS, we will need to select the option “Linux”.

Since I have a 64-bit processor, I am going with CentOS 64-bit installation.

You are requested to select the option CentOS 32-bit if your processor is 32-bit processor.

Select a Guest Operating System
Select a Guest Operating System

5. Virtual machine name will be captured automatically. ‘

The location by default will be a C drive. Since I prefer different location, I prefer different location as seen below(recommended).

Virtual Machine Name
Virtual Machine Name

6. Since the recommended size for CentOS 64-bit is 20 GB,

I am going with 30 GB as per the below screenshot. After entering the same, Click on “Next”

Specify disk capacity
Specify disk capacity for the virtual machine

7. Click on “Customize Hardware” as seen below :-

Customize Hardware
Customize Hardware

8. Set the memory as 2048 MB as per the below screenshot:

You can also customize virtual CPU as per your requirements.

Virtual Machine Hardware
Virtual Machine Hardware

9. Give the CentOS ISO path with the New CD / DVD option and click on “Close”

Browse the ISO file with your local PC/Laptop.

Mount the ISO image file
Mount the ISO image file

10. Click on “Finish” as per the below screenshot

Ready to Create Virtual Machine
Ready to Create Virtual Machine

11. We will see new entry of CentOS 64-bit being created with our VMware inventory.

Click on any one of the play option as per the below screenshot for the installation to start:

Power on this VM
Power on this Virtual Machine

12. Click on the “Install or upgrade an existing system” as per the below screenshot:

Welcome to CentOS
Welcome to CentOS

13. Click on the “Skip” option as per the below screenshot:

If installation media is not found then start test by click “OK”.

Disk found
Disk found

14. Click on the “Next” as seen below:

Centos booting screen
Centos booting screen

15. Select the default language as “English” and click on “Next” as per the below screenshot:

Select English language
Select English language

16. Select “Basic Storage Devices” and click on “Next” as per the below screenshot:

Basic Storage devices
Basic Storage devices

17. Click on “Yes, discard any data” followed by “Next” as per the below screenshot:

Storage device Warning
Storage device Warning click on yes,discard any data

18. We can keep this as default and click on “Next”

Enter hostname to linux machine
Enter hostname to linux machine

19. Select the city as “Kolkata” by hovering the mouse on the Kolkata city and click on “Next”
as per the below screenshot:

Select the Time Zone
Select the Time Zone for the virtual machine

20. Set the root password and click on “Next” as per the below screenshot:

Enter root password
Enter root password

21. The package’s installation will start as seen with the below screenshot:

Package Installation
Package Installation

22. The systems will need to reboot as per the below screenshot:

Reboot
Final Reboot

23. Finally, Installation is completed you will see Centos desktop after reboot.

You can log in with root user or normal user.

Centos Desktop
Centos Desktop

For basic Linux commands follow this post Useful Linux commands

CenotOS documentation can be found from below external link

https://docs.centos.org/en-US/docs/

Latest CentOS 8.0.1905 documentation from centos Site.

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