How to Download CentOS 7 ISO

Download CentOS 7 ISO

In July 2014, a welcome version of CentOS 7 which tagged as 1406 (CentOS 7.0) officially released. As of end-March 2015, the second CentOS 7 release tagged as 1503 (CentOS 7.1) is available for download and CentOS 7.2  that was tagged as 1511 was released on 14 December 2015.

As of end-March 2015, the second CentOS 7 release tagged as 1503 (CentOS 7.1) is available for download and CentOS 7.2  that was tagged as 1511 was released on 14 December 2015.

The latest release supersedes all previously released content for CentOS 7, therefore it is recommended for all users to upgrade their CentOS machines. This article will list the URL to download CentOS 7 ISO images.

CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by Red Hat.For those who do not want to perform

For those who do not want to perform fresh install of CentOS 7 on the existing machine, you also can get CentOS 7 running by following the upgrade path from CentOS-6 to CentOS-7.

But this path is only supported from the latest version of CentOS-6 (being 6.7 at the time of writing) to the latest version of CentOS-7.

Mirror list to download CentOS 7 ISO images available :

a) Download centos 7 64 bit (4.0GB)
b) Download centos 7 64 bit Everything (7.1GB)
c) Download centos 7 netinstall
d) Download centos 7 live cd

The following alternate mirrors should also have the ISO images available.

Before you download, you also can read the Major Changes for CentOS 7.0 (1406) :
As with every first major release most of the packages have changed and have been updated to more recent versions. It would exceed the scope of this document to list them all. Most notable changes are:

  • Kernel updated to 3.10.0
  • Support for Linux Containers
  • Open VMware Tools and 3D graphics drivers out of the box
  • OpenJDK-7 as default JDK
  • In Place Upgrade from 6.5 to 7.0 (as already mentioned)
  • LVM-snapshots with ext4 and XFS
  • Switch to systemd, firewalld and GRUB2
  • XFS as default file system
  • iSCSI and FCoE in kernel space
  • Support for PTPv2
  • Support for 40G Ethernet Cards
  • Supports installations in UEFI Secure Boot mode on compatible hardware

Major Changes for CentOS 7.1 (1503)

  • As of March 2015 ABRT (>= 2.1.11-19.el7.centos.0.1) can report bugs directly to bugs.centos.org. You can find information about that feature at this page
  • Support for new processors (Intel Broadwell) and graphics (AMD Hawaii)
  • Full support for LVM cache
  • Ability to mount ceph block devices
  • Updated Hyper-V network drivers
  • New libguestfs features
  • Full support for OpenJDK-1.8.0
  • Improved clock stability (for PTP and NTP)
  • Updated Networkmanager packages to version 1.0
  • Updated docker to 1.4.1
  • Updated OpenSSH to 6.6.1
  • New package: Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Update to numerous storage, network and graphics drivers
  • Technology Preview: Support of the Btrfs file system, OverlayFS and the Cisco VIC kernel driver

Major Changes for CentOS 7.2 (1511)

  • Since release 1503 (abrt>= 2.1.11-19.el7.centos.0.1) CentOS-7 can report bugs directly to bugs.centos.org. You can find information about that feature at this page
  • sudo is now capable of verifying command checksums
  • A Kerberos https proxy is now available for identity management
  • NSS no longer accepts DH key parameters < 768 nor RSA/DSA certificates with key sizes < 1024 bits, NSS also now enables TLS1.1/1.2 by default
  • various packages now support TLS1.1/1.2 and EC ciphers
  • The maximum number of SCSI LUNs has been increased
  • The virt-v2v command line tool is now fully supported
  • dd can now show transfer progress
  • OpenJDK7 now supports ECC for TLS connections
  • TPM version 2.0 driver level support has been added
  • tcpdump now supports nanosecond timestamps
  • Various updates to the networking stack (i.e. VXLANs, Data Center TCP, TCP/IP Stack, IPSec, …)
  • Various atomic related packages have been updated
  • Update to the libATA, FCoE and DCB storage drivers
  • Updates to various storage, network and graphics drivers
  • Anaconda now supports NFS when adding additional repos during install
  • Major rebases for the following: Gnome from 3.8 to 3.14, KDE from 4.3 to 4.14, Xorg-X11-Server from 1.15 to 1.17, libreoffice from 4.2.8 to 4.3.7. openldap from 2.4.39 to 2.4.40 and more.

Read more on CentOS 7 Release Notes

I hope this article gives you some ideas and quick guide on where you can download CentOS 7 ISO.

 

How to Setup Linux Login Banner on CentOS 6 / CentOS 7

Linux Login Banner

Most system administrators have applied linux login banner on their servers. The purpose of this linux login banner is to show some messages or warnings when ssh session connected and before entry. The message displayed in the linux login banner is dedicated either to the system administrator who wants to perform routine system maintenance or intruders who want to launch brute force attacks on the server.

Linux Login Banner on CentOS 6 / CentOS 7 / RHEl 7 / Oracle Linux 7

To enable this in ssh you have to follow this simple steps:

1. Create a /etc/mybanner file and fill it with your desired message as below

# vi /etc/mybanner
Unauthorized access to this machine is prohibited
Only authorized System Administrator can access to this system
Press  if you are not an authorized user

Save and Quit the mybanner file.

Optionally you can give warning as below if it is involved a server with highly confidential information:

This service is restricted to authorized System Administrator only. All activities on this system are logged. Unauthorized access will be fully investigated and reported to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.

2. Edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config, to look like this Banner /etc/mybanner

113
114
115 # default banner path
116 Banner /etc/mybanner
117
118

3. Restart sshd service sshd restart

4. Test your session

login as: root
Unauthorized access to this machine is prohibited
Only authorized System Administrator can access to this system
Press  if you are not an authorized user
root@192.168.2.5's password:

I hope this article gives you some ideas and essential guidance on how to setup linux Login Banner on RHEL 7 / CentOS 7/ Oracle Linux 7

 

How to Install osCommerce on CentOS 7.1

Open Source Commerce (osCommerce) is a solution for online store software and alternative to Magento. It is indeed a complete software, easily installed and configured through a web-based installation procedure. It can be used on any web server with PHP and MySQL as the basic software. In this article, I will show you how to install osCommerce on CentOS 7.1 virtual private server (VPS). Before we proceed with step osCommerce installation, this tutorial assumes CentOS 7.1 server has been installed and LAMP or LEMP software also has been setup. The steps maybe similar to RHEL 7.1 and Oracle Linux 7.

Install osCommerce software on CentOS 7.1, RHEL 7.1 and Oracle Linux 7 via command line

1. Download osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.4 Full Package and store it on web server root directory. This post use httpd web server and /var/www/html/ as the default root directory :

# cd /var/www/html/
# wget http://www.oscommerce.com/files/oscommerce-2.3.4.zip
# unzip oscommerce-2.3.4.zip

2. The webserver is not able to save the installation parameters to its configuration files. The following files need to have their file permissions set to world-writeable (chmod 777):

# cp -Rp oscommerce-2.3.4 oscommerce
# chmod 777 /var/www/html/oscommerce/catalog/includes/configure.php
# chmod 777 /var/www/html/oscommerce/catalog/admin/includes/configure.php

3. Setup database :

# mysql -u root -p
Enter password:
Welcome to the MariaDB monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MariaDB connection id is 11
Server version: 5.5.40-MariaDB MariaDB Server

Copyright (c) 2000, 2014, Oracle, Monty Program Ab and others.

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE oscommercedb;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE USER oscommerceuser@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'oscommercepassword';
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES on oscommercedb.* to oscommerceuser@localhost;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.01 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]> exit
Bye

osCommerce Web Installation via Browser

4. Start osCommerce Web installation by browse the osccomerce URL as below :

http://192.168.0.70/oscommerce/catalog/install/index.php

Note : Replace IP address your own server IP address :

a. Press Start:

install osCommerce

b. Enter database information :

install osCommerce

c. You will notice that there is a message “The database structure is now being imported. Please be patient during this procedure.”. Just wait untill it proceed to next page below. Click continue to proceed.

install osCommerce

d. Enter online store information :
install osCommerce

e. If you see this page, you already have a working osCommerce installed in CentOS 7.0.

install osCommerce

I hope this article gives you some ideas and essential guidance on how to install osCommerce on linux / CentOS 7.1 / RHEL 7.1 / Oracle Linux 7.

 

Switching Default UEK kernel to Redhat Kernel on Oracle Linux 7

About the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK)

In September 2010, Oracle announced the new Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) for Oracle Linux as a recommended kernel for deployment with Oracle Linux 5.

Starting with Oracle Linux 5.5, Oracle give you could choose to use either the Red Hat Compatible Kernel or the UEK.

In Oracle Linux 5.6 and above, the UEK became the default kernel for Oracle Linux.

Switching Default UEK kernel to Redhat Kernel

Switching Default UEK kernel to Redhat Kernel on Oracle Linux 7

This article will describe how to Switching Default UEK kernel to Redhat Kernel on Oracle Linux 7 with the following steps :

1. Original Kernel for Oracle Linux 7 will likely as below :

# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 3.8.13-55.1.6.el7uek.x86_64 #2 SMP Wed Feb 11 14:18:22 PST 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

2. Grep the list of the available kernel in Oracle Linux 7. The sequence of entry will start with 0.

a) To display with command 1 :

# egrep ^menuentry /etc/grub2.cfg | cut -f 2 -d \'
Oracle Linux Server 7.1, with Linux 3.10.0-229.el7.x86_64
Oracle Linux Server 7.1, with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 3.8.13-55.1.6.el7uek.x86_64
Oracle Linux Server 7.1, with Linux 0-rescue-26ad0b77c2de4840ba8402282bdd9d17

b) To display with command 2 :

# grep '^menuentry' /boot/grub2/grub.cfg | cut -f 2 -d \'
Oracle Linux Server 7.1, with Linux 3.10.0-229.el7.x86_64
Oracle Linux Server 7.1, with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 3.8.13-55.1.6.el7uek.x86_64
Oracle Linux Server 7.1, with Linux 0-rescue-26ad0b77c2de4840ba8402282bdd9d17

3. Set entry 0 as the default kernel with this command :

# grub2-set-default 0
# grub2-mkconfig -o /etc/grub2.cfg
Generating grub configuration file ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.10.0-229.el7.x86_64
Found initrd image: /boot/initramfs-3.10.0-229.el7.x86_64.img
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.13-55.1.6.el7uek.x86_64
Found initrd image: /boot/initramfs-3.8.13-55.1.6.el7uek.x86_64.img
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-0-rescue-26ad0b77c2de4840ba8402282bdd9d17
Found initrd image: /boot/initramfs-0-rescue-26ad0b77c2de4840ba8402282bdd9d17.img
done

4. Reboot the server :

# init 6

5. After reboot, verify that Red Hat Compatible Kernel will become the default :

# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 3.10.0-229.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Mar 6 04:05:24 PST 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I hope this article gives you some ideas and essential guidance on how to Switching Default UEK kernel to Redhat Kernel.

Note :
*Do not edit the GRUB 2 configuration file directly. On BIOS-based systems, the configuration file is /boot/grub2/grub.cfg. On UEFI-based systems, the configuration file is /boot/efi/EFI/redhat/grub.cfg.

*The grub2-mkconfig command generates the configuration file using the template scripts in /etc/grub.d and menu-configuration settings taken from the configuration file, /etc/default/grub.

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