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OPS235 Lab 1

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*'''Disk space:''' 238GB
*'''CPUs:''' 2 (recommended)
[[Image:Format_ExFAT.png|thumb|right|250px|'''Format drive window''' in order to format your new SSD as '''ExFAT''' ('''Windows''')]]
{{Admon/caution|FORMAT YOUR SSD AS ExFAT|'''You ''must'' format your external drive as ExFAT.'''
<br>By default, most drives will be formatted for NTFS. <u>'''NTFS-formatted drives will cause issues.'''</u> When you plug your drive in, open My Computer, right-click on the new drive, and select ''Format...''.}}
{{Admon/important|Confirm External SSD Device is Recognized as a Drive in Windows Explorer|It is essential that your Windows machine recognizes your SSD device with a drive letter on your Windows machine. You may experience problems if you are using the Kingston SSD. If so, then run '''diskmgmt.msc''' in order to create a volume and format your disk1.}}
# If you haven't already downloaded the CentosOS7 Full Install DVD iso to your USB KEY, then download the following link for the Centos7 Full Install DVD image on your USB device:
# Plug your SSD drive into your computer. Note the drive letter for that device.
# Format your SSD to use ExFAT, '''not NTFS'''. Open ''My Computer'', right-click on the SSD, and select ''Format...''. The dialog box should have the '''ExFAT''' option selected, as the example to your right shows. Once selected, click ''Start''.
# Create a folder called: '''Virtual Machines''' on your SSD device.
# On your Seneca computer lab workstation, click the '''Windows Menu''' button and type '''VMware'''.

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