Client Recipe

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A simple n-step process to set up a client lickety-split:

CentOS 7

  1. Run the CentOS installer disk.
    1. Localization:
      1. Date & Time: Americas/New York
      2. Keyboard: English (US)
      3. Language Support: English (United States)
    2. Software:
      1. Installation Source: Local Media
      2. Software Selection: Select GNOME Desktop with the following Add-ons:
        1. GNOME Applications
        2. Internet Applications
        3. Office Suite and Productivity
        4. Compatibility Libraries
    3. Installation Destination: Disk to be installed (Note that Automatic Partitioning is suggested. You may need to reclaim space if the drive is not new).
    4. Network and Hostname:
      1. For wired clients:
        1. First select "Configure" in the bottom right.
        2. In the General tab, select "Automatically connect to this network when it is available".
        3. In the IPv4 Settings tab, select Manual for the Method.
        4. Add an appropriate IP, Netmask, and Gateway (these are assigned to us by the UNH network, if you don't know the IP to give it, use DHCP instead).
        5. Add the appropriate DNS servers.
        6. Add "" as the Search Domain.
        7. Save the configuration.
      2. (TODO: Figure out how to set up wireless clients with OpenVPN.
      3. Set the hostname in the bottom left corner (this should include the domain, ex; '')
    5. Select Begin Installation
    6. Set the root password.
    7. Create a user with the following credentials:
      1. Full name: Test
      2. Username: test
      3. Uncheck 'Make this user administrator'
      4. Check 'Require a password to use this account'
      5. Set a secure password (even though this account is temporary, the computer may still be vulnerable to network attacks).
  2. Reboot
  3. Accept the EULA and select 'Finish Configuration'
  4. Kdump: Leave at default settings
  5. Log in to the Test account and proceed to set up SSSD and Automount.