Saturday, 8 October 2011

Centos on VMWare

I have purchased VMWare Workstation 8 recently so I can work on setting up a series of servers prior to buying some new server hardware.  This is an excellent product as long as you have enough RAM to run things which having now upgraded the RAM in my desktop, I do.

My server OS of choice is Centos 6.  There is a wee bug in the system when it gets installed under VMWare.  The network adapter is set to not be enabled on boot.  The fix is to edit the device file in /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices.  On my system I have eth0 as my NIC so therefore the file I edit is /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth0.

Change the line that reads ONBOOT = no to ONBOOT = yes and reboot your system.