1. Download the CentOS 6.5 minimal operating system to a workstation by clicking here and navigating to the USA HTTP Link > 6.5 > ios > x86_64 > CentOS-6.5-x86_64-minimal.iso
2. After the download completes, open a console to the VM and select the (disk) icon and select Connect to ISO on Local Disk.
3. Browse to the CentOS 6.5 ISO and click open.
4. Click anywhere in the console and hit enter. (This forces the VM to look for a new boot source).
5. Ensure that Install or upgrade an existing system is selected:
6. Allow about 10 minutes (if workstation ISO is used) to load. Hit tab to select Skip and Enter to continue:
7. Next to continue.
8. Select English (English) for the install language and Next.
9. If using a non-QWERTY keyboard, select the language used on the workstation and click Next to continue.
Note: When typing passwords into a remove VM the keyboard selection can cause an incorrect password to be created. Be sure that the keyboard selection is the preferred before continuing.
10. Select Basic Storage Devices and Next:
11. When prompted click Yes, discard any data:
12. If the tenant’s hostname were mobile.mydomain.com, enter mobile for the hostname. Enter the server’s hostname replacing localhost.localdomain and click Configure Network.
13. Select System eth0 (or the available NIC) and click Edit…:
14. Within the Editing System eth0 window, check the box next to Connect automatically and click on the IPv4 Settings tab:
15. For Method select Manual and in the Addresses area click Add and enter the internet protocol (IP) information for this server.
Important: It is necessary for the Mobility: Suite Front End (FE) to be able to fully communicate, without outbound proxy. See HOWTO94496 for a complete list of required ports.
16. Confirm the IP information and Apply:
Note: The IP information for this server will vary from the example shown below. Obtain a valid static IP address for the organization’s systems administrator.
17. Click Close on the Network Connections sub-window and Next on the parent window.
18. Ensure that the System clock uses UTC is checked and the America/Los Angeles time zone is selected and Next.
19. Enter and confirm a complex root password and Next:
20. Use the default installation type: Replace Existing Linux System(s) and leave the encryption and partition layout options unchecked:
21. When prompted select Write changes to disk:
Note: If the following error occurs reconnect the CentOS ISO to the VM console (steps 18-19) and select Retry Allow about 10 minutes for the disk to reconnect. If that fails, select Exit installer, power off and delete the VM. Repeat steps 1-35 and ensure that there is a solid connection between the workstation and VMware host:
22. The OS installation should now proceed. This can take up to 1 hour depending on host performance/utilization factors:
23. Once the CentOS installation is complete, select Reboot.
Tip: To view a detailed (retro) startup menu press the F2 key.
Note: If the boot priority is set to boot from optical drive, the CentOS ISO needs to be un-mounted from the system.