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Installation steps for Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM Power

Complete the prerequisite steps for your system type. Review the instructions for your Power system:

Note: for IBM Power System LE servers, use IBM Power System LC server instructions.

Run the Red Hat Enterprise Linux installer.

Select customizations for your installation.

Find additional details in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installation Guide - Chapter 10 Customizing Your Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installation. Be sure to:

  • Configure language and localization settings.
  • Apply network configuration details.
  • Register the system to have full access to your Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription.

  • Configure storage for the new machine.
  • Select software to install on the system.
  • Determine a security policy (if applicable).
  • Set a root user password.
  • Create a nonroot user account.
  • Make any other customizations for your organization or workload needs.

Wait for the installation process to complete.

Take a break.

This should take approximately 30-45 minutes.

After the installation process is complete, use the "Reboot" button to restart the system.

Complete any post-installation tasks, such as:

  • Accept the end user license agreement.
  • Register the system (if not done during the installation).

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