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Remember, this evaluation is not intended for production use.

To install Red Hat Enterprise Linux® Server you'll need:

System requirements

Your physical or virtual machine should meet the system requirements.

30 — 45 minutes

Installation should take less than an hour.

Installation steps for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Boot the installation from the bootable media and select "Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8."

Perform a quick install by accepting your language and location, and from the "Installation Summary" window:

Accept the default Localization and Software options.

Select the target disk under System > Installation Destination.

Configure System > Network & Host Name settings.

Optional: Configure System > Security Policy, and System Purpose settings.

Click Begin Installation.

Set a root password and create a user account.

When the installation process completes, click "Reboot" to restart the system.

Take a break.

Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system can take 30-45 minutes.

Complete Initial Setup to register your system. You can also register your system after installation using:

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Need installation support?

If you need help installing your product, contact the support team at 1-888-REDHAT-1 or 1-919-754-3700, then select the menu prompt for customer service.

Resources while you wait

Learn the basics of Linux

Get an introduction to Red Hat Enterprise Linux in our Technical Overview (RH024) course, a series of free, on-demand online training videos.

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