How to install ClearOS 5.2
We will create a ClearOS vm, which makes the finished solution more portable, and easier to backup/replicate. Note that you will typically need 2 NICs on the vm host in order that your ClearOS server can sit between your internal network and the internet.
- CentOS 4/5 (32-bit).
- 1 processor.
- 384 MB memory.
- 2 NICs, one bridged to the internet and the other connected to an internal only network.
- SCSI controller: LSI Logic Parallel.
- Hard drive 10GB.
- Remove Floppy drive.
- Video card: Reserve memory for the following selection:
- Display Resolution: 800 x 600.
- Color Depth: 24.
To get started boot machine up to ClearOS CD or use the ISO file.
- Hit Enter to get started.
- Choose Language.
- Choose Keyboard.
- Choose Installation method (typically CDRom).
- Select the Install Type (typically Install).
- Type ClearOS to continue and to delete all hard drives in this machine.
- Choose Gateway mode.
- Select Ethernet for the Internet connection type.
- Specify Internet IP address, leave on default of Dynamic for now.
- Leave Nameserver IP blank for now.
- Specify LAN IP address (eg. 192.168.1.1, netmask 255.255.255.0). This is your internal network.
- Enter a root/system password.
- Use default partitioning scheme.
- Choose ClearOS modules (eg DHCP and Local DNS Servers, Intrusion Protection, Bandwidth Manager).
- Choose some more modules (eg , Web Proxy, Content Filter, File Server with Flexshares, Web server, Print Server, Database Server) and click Done.
- Are you sure? Click Done.
- Installation will now take several minutes depending on your module selection.
- On completion, Reboot.
Label the server
It's definitely a good idea to label the separate NICs (ie internal and external) on the physical server for ease of installation.
Here are some of the configurations to help you get started.