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 += Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6.2 Installation =
  
 += Installation Report: redhatbox - System Log Management =
 +
 += Virtual Machine =
 +
 +Name: redhatbox \\
 +Ip address: 10.10.5.14 \\
 +Disk size: 20 GB \\
 +vCPU: 1 \\
 +vRAM: 2 GB \\
 +
 += Installation =
 +
 +Used media: rhel-server-6.2-i386-dvd.iso \\
 +
 +After starting the VM boot from the iso and follow these steps to install the server:
 +* Select "​Install or upgrade an existing system":​
 +{{redhatinstallation01.jpg}} \\
 +* Skip the media test and choose to start the installation
 +* Installation language: English (English)
 +* Keyboard: U.S. English
 +* Select the Basic Storage Devices (we're not installing from a SAN)
 +* You'll see a warning about the found storage, warning that data on the found disk might be lost, select "Yes, discard any data":
 +{{redhatinstallation02.jpg}} \\
 +* Configure the hostname and click the "​Configure Network"​ button on the left below to configure the network:
 +** Make all the required configuration changes:
 +** Note: SELECT CONNECT AUTOMATICALLY = YES
 +{{redhatinstallation03.jpg}} \\
 +* Select Europe/​Amsterdam as the nearest city:
 +{{redhatinstallation04.jpg}} \\
 +* Set the root password and update the password in the KeePass database on the network
 +* Configure the filesystems by selecting "​Create Custom Layout":​
 +{{redhatinstallation05.jpg}} \\
 +* First create a standard partition and create the boot file system, keep the defaults, only check the "Force to be a primary partition"​ checkbox:
 +{{redhatinstallation06.jpg}} \\
 +* Then create the LVM Physical Volume, and keep the defaults while selecting to "Fill to maximum allowable size":
 +{{redhatinstallation07.jpg}} \\
 +{{redhatinstallation08.jpg}} \\
 +* Then create the LVM Logical Volume:
 +{{redhatinstallation09.jpg}} \\
 +* Which allowes you to create all the required LVM volumes group. Keep these storage settings:
 +** / : 2 GB
 +** /var : 5 GB
 +** /opt : all space that is left (this is the directory where the syslog data will come and might have to be grown in the future)
 +** /tmp : 2 GB
 +** swap : 2 GB
 +{{redhatinstallation10.jpg}} \\
 +* Review the partitioning and click next when everything is ok:
 +{{redhatinstallation11.jpg}} \\
 +* Keep the boot loader on /dev/sda and keep the default boot loader operating system list
 +* Keep the "Basic Server"​ as the installation choice
 +* Click next and the server will start installing:
 +{{redhatinstallation12.jpg}} \\
 +* Reboot the server after the installation is completed and you're ready to go
 +
 += Network Troubleshooting =
 +
 +Use "​system-config-network"​ to reconfigure the network, and enable the network card with "ifup eth0"
 +To make sure the network card starts after each reboot edit the network configuration file and change "​ONBOOT=no"​ to "​ONBOOT=yes":​
 +<​code>​
 +vi /​etc/​sysconfig/​network-scripts/​ifcfg-eth0
 +DEVICE=eth0
 +NM_CONTROLLED=yes
 +ONBOOT=yes
 +HWADDR=00:​50:​56:​89:​02:​89
 +TYPE=Ethernet
 +BOOTPROTO=none
 +IPADDR=10.10.5.14
 +PREFIX=24
 +GATEWAY=10.10.5.1
 +DNS1=10.10.10.54
 +DNS2=10.10.54.10
 +DOMAIN='​warmetal.nl warmetal.local'​
 +DEFROUTE=yes
 +IPV4_FAILURE_FATAL=yes
 +IPV6INIT=no
 +NAME="​System eth0"
 +UUID=5fb06bd0-0bb0-7ffb-45f1-d6edd65f3e03
 +NETMASK=255.255.255.0
 +USERCTL=no
 +</​code>​
 +
 += NTP =
 +Add the time server in /​etc/​ntp.conf:​
 +<​code>​
 +server 10.10.10.123
 +</​code>​
 +And start the service and make sure the service starts at boot time:
 +<​code>​
 +[root@redhatbox ~]# service ntpd status
 +ntpd is stopped
 +[root@redhatbox ~]# service ntpd start
 +Starting ntpd:                                             ​[ ​ OK  ]
 +[root@redhatbox ~]# chkconfig ntpd on
 +</​code>​
 +
 += VMware Tools =
 +Installing VMware Tools is a matter of mounting the Tools and installing. The first step is in vCenter, open the console of the VM, go to "​VM"​ -> Guest -> Install/​Upgrade VMware Tools. Now log on the VM as root and follow these steps:
 +
 +<​code>​
 +[root@redhatbox ~]# mkdir /mnt/cdrom; mount -o loop /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
 +[root@redhatbox cdrom]# cp VMwareTools-8.3.7-341836.tar.gz /tmp/
 +[root@redhatbox cdrom]# cd /tmp/
 +[root@redhatbox tmp]# gunzip VMwareTools-8.3.7-341836.tar.gz
 +[root@redhatbox tmp]# ll
 +total 262476
 +drwx------. 2 root root     16384 Jan  9 16:31 lost+found
 +-r--r--r--. 1 root root 268759040 Jan 10 15:36 VMwareTools-8.3.7-341836.tar
 +-rw-------. 1 root root         0 Jan  9 16:32 yum.log
 +[root@redhatbox tmp]# tar -xf VMwareTools-8.3.7-341836.tar
 +[root@redhatbox tmp]# ll
 +total 262480
 +drwx------. 2 root root     16384 Jan  9 16:31 lost+found
 +-r--r--r--. 1 root root 268759040 Jan 10 15:36 VMwareTools-8.3.7-341836.tar
 +drwxr-xr-x. 7 root root      4096 Dec 24  2010 vmware-tools-distrib
 +-rw-------. 1 root root         0 Jan  9 16:32 yum.log
 +[root@redhatbox tmp]# cd vmware-tools-distrib/​
 +[root@redhatbox vmware-tools-distrib]#​ ll
 +total 556
 +drwxr-xr-x. ​ 2 root root   4096 Dec 24  2010 bin
 +drwxr-xr-x. ​ 2 root root   4096 Dec 24  2010 doc
 +drwxr-xr-x. ​ 3 root root   4096 Dec 24  2010 etc
 +-rw-r--r--. ​ 1 root root 545315 Dec 24  2010 FILES
 +lrwxrwxrwx. ​ 1 root root     13 Jan 10 15:37 INSTALL -> ./​doc/​INSTALL
 +drwxr-xr-x. ​ 2 root root   4096 Dec 24  2010 installer
 +drwxr-xr-x. 17 root root   4096 Dec 24  2010 lib
 +lrwxrwxrwx. ​ 1 root root     31 Jan 10 15:37 vmware-install.pl -> ./​bin/​vmware-uninstall-tools.pl
 +[root@redhatbox vmware-tools-distrib]#​ ./​vmware-install.pl
 +Creating a new VMware Tools installer database using the tar4 format.
 +
 +Installing VMware Tools.
 +
 +In which directory do you want to install the binary files?
 +[/usr/bin]
 +
 +What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to rc6.d/)?
 +[/etc/rc.d]
 +
 +What is the directory that contains the init scripts?
 +[/​etc/​rc.d/​init.d]
 +
 +In which directory do you want to install the daemon files?
 +[/usr/sbin]
 +
 +In which directory do you want to install the library files?
 +[/​usr/​lib/​vmware-tools]
 +
 +The path "/​usr/​lib/​vmware-tools"​ does not exist currently. This program is
 +going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?
 +[yes]
 +
 +In which directory do you want to install the documentation files?
 +[/​usr/​share/​doc/​vmware-tools]
 +
 +The path "/​usr/​share/​doc/​vmware-tools"​ does not exist currently. This program
 +is going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you
 +want? [yes]
 +
 +The installation of VMware Tools 8.3.7 build-341836 for Linux completed
 +successfully. You can decide to remove this software from your system at any
 +time by invoking the following command: "/​usr/​bin/​vmware-uninstall-tools.pl"​.
 +
 +Before running VMware Tools for the first time, you need to configure it by
 +invoking the following command: "/​usr/​bin/​vmware-config-tools.pl"​. Do you want
 +this program to invoke the command for you now? [yes]
 +
 +Initializing...
 +
 +
 +Stopping VMware Tools services in the virtual machine:
 +   Guest operating system daemon: ​                         [  OK  ]
 +   ​Virtual Printing daemon: ​                               [  OK  ]
 +   ​Unmounting HGFS shares: ​                                ​[ ​ OK  ]
 +   Guest filesystem driver: ​                               [  OK  ]
 +
 +
 +The module vmmemctl has already been installed on this system by another
 +installer or package and will not be modified by this installer. ​ Use the flag
 +--clobber-kernel-modules=vmmemctl to override.
 +
 +Found a compatible pre-built module for vmhgfs. ​ Installing it...
 +
 +
 +Found a compatible pre-built module for vmxnet. ​ Installing it...
 +
 +
 +Found a compatible pre-built module for vmblock. ​ Installing it...
 +
 +
 +Found a compatible pre-built module for vmci.  Installing it...
 +
 +
 +Found a compatible pre-built module for vsock. ​ Installing it...
 +
 +
 +The module vmxnet3 has already been installed on this system by another
 +installer or package and will not be modified by this installer. ​ Use the flag
 +--clobber-kernel-modules=vmxnet3 to override.
 +
 +The module pvscsi has already been installed on this system by another
 +installer or package and will not be modified by this installer. ​ Use the flag
 +--clobber-kernel-modules=pvscsi to override.
 +
 +No X install found.
 +
 +Creating a new initrd boot image for the kernel.
 +   ​Checking acpi hot plug                                  [  OK  ]
 +Starting VMware Tools services in the virtual machine:
 +   ​Switching to guest configuration: ​                      ​[ ​ OK  ]
 +   VM communication interface: ​                            ​[ ​ OK  ]
 +   VM communication interface socket family: ​              ​[ ​ OK  ]
 +   Guest operating system daemon: ​                         [  OK  ]
 +   ​Virtual Printing daemon: ​                               [  OK  ]
 +
 +The configuration of VMware Tools 8.3.7 build-341836 for Linux for this running
 +kernel completed successfully.
 +
 +You must restart your X session before any mouse or graphics changes take
 +effect.
 +
 +You can now run VMware Tools by invoking the following command:
 +"/​usr/​bin/​vmware-toolbox"​ during an X server session.
 +
 +To enable advanced X features (e.g., guest resolution fit, drag and drop, and
 +file and text copy/​paste),​ you will need to do one (or more) of the following:
 +1. Manually start /​usr/​bin/​vmware-user
 +2. Log out and log back into your desktop session; and,
 +3. Restart your X session.
 +
 +Enjoy,
 +
 +--the VMware team
 +</​code>​
 +
 +You can check if the VMware tools are loaded on boot by running this command:
 +<​code>​
 +[root@redhatbox ~]# chkconfig | grep vmw
 +vmware-tools ​   0:off   ​1:​off ​  ​2:​on ​   3:on    4:off   ​5:​on ​   6:off
 +</​code>​
 +
 += Post Installation =
 +
 +Check [[redhatalignment]].
 +
 += Resources =
 +http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Ext4 \\
 +http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Logical_Volume_Manager_%28Linux%29 \\
 +http://​docs.redhat.com/​docs/​en-US/​Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/​6/​html/​Deployment_Guide/​sect-Date_and_Time_Configuration-Command_Line_Configuration-Network_Time_Protocol.html \\
 +
 +{{tag>​linux vmware install}}
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