VMWare tools install for CentOS

I had enabled the desktop environment for my VM installation and received the familiar pop-up to install VMWare tools. These tools provide outstanding support when working within the virtual machine.

Since my VM was a clean install, there were a few system changes which needed to be completed before running the installer. Continue reading

Build your own LAMP Server under CentOS

I was looking for a development server to test builds on and ran across a few pre-made virtual distros that I thought would help. Unfortunately I was not sure of what was installed in some, and most I ran across were Ubuntu, an OS I am not too keen about.

I did a bit of digging and found a base distro for CentOS 6, with a minimal amount of addons. Continue reading