--The network address is 192.168.222.0/24 --The gateway is 192.168.222.254 --DNS server is 192.168.222.1 --VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 can be used
--When installing CentOS, net install. --The image data acquisition destination used for netinstall should be ftp.riken.jp. RIKEN, Banzai. --LANG should be en_US.UTF-8. --The keyboard layout should be jp106.
For the configuration, I chose
Enter the virtual machine name as you like. I made it
In the verification environment, you will want to find the target virtual machine at a glance, so it is better to write the purpose, function name / OS, and 6432bit rather than entering the host name.
The image has only local storage, so I chose that.
For the virtual machine version, select the latest version (ver8) that can be selected with ESXi 5.5. With the current latest ESXi (as of February 19, 2020), it will be 6.7 series and will be in the support category. Reference: List of hardware versions of ESXi / ESX hosts and compatible virtual machines (2007240)
CentOS 4/5/6 (64-bit).
Set as appropriate in consideration of the resource status of the physical environment you are using.
Set the memory size. This time, the purpose was to set up a small Linux server, so I made it about 2GB. 512MB might have been fine.
Select the appropriate network accordingly.
For the adapter, select
VMXNET3. It should be selected by default.
LSI Logic SAS.
Create a new virtual disk.
Set the HDD size. This time, it was a small size, so I made it chic. Depending on the case, judge whether it is thin or chic.
As per the message, there is no particular change.
Nothing in particular. You can see the setting summary so far.
If you check
Edit virtual machine settings before completion at the bottom, you can see the screen of the following image.
Mount the ISO for netinstall. Also, FDD is not used, so delete it from the device. (* This part is my favorite.)
Select ʻInstall or upgrade an existing system
. It is a timed expression, and if left unchecked, ʻInstall or upgrade an existing system will be selected.
When it detects bootable media (ISO media), you will be asked if you want to test it. Do not check.
As I wrote at the beginning, I will select English-speaking countries, so select ʻEnglish`.
As I wrote at the beginning, select
Since we will do netinstall, specify ʻURL`. The reason why I personally like this is that CentOS starts by inheriting the set IP as it is, so you can move to ssh connection as it is.
Disable IPv6 and manually configure IPv4.
That is, check out ʻEnable IPv6 Support
, check in ʻEnable IPv4 Support, and check in
As mentioned at the beginning, set up the network.
Specify the URL of RIKEN's ftp server.
The Image is loaded. At this time, if it cannot be loaded, check the network (IP, GW, DNS). After that, double-check the URL.
Select either a local disk or a disk on your network.
This time, it's a local disk. So select
Basic Storage Device.
You will be asked if you want to format the specified disk. Format.
Specify the host name as appropriate.
Since the server will be Japan, specify
Set the root password. If your password strength is low or if it violates your password policy, you will be asked "What about it? Do you do it? Really?"
It will automatically create a partition, but it will determine the scope of its application.
This time, it is a new disk, so specify ʻUse All Space
. If you want to see the partition layout, check Review and modify partitioning layout` before proceeding.
Is it okay to write a partition? I am asked, so I will proceed as it is.
That is, press
Write changes to disk.
I hate GUI so I try to make it CLI based.
Minimal can be disastrous, so select
The installation has started. let's wait.