Guide – How To Start – CentOS 7.9 Minimal on Amazon

This CentOS 7.9 Minimal Image is made specially for Customers who are looking for deploying a secured hardened installation instead of just putting up a vanilla install.

This is a quick deployment and ready-to-run image.
Simple and rapid installation. Easy to maintain.

Connection to CentOS 7.9 Minimal

To connect to the VM, you should generate a “Private Key” in advance. This can be done using the following instruction (by choosing the “file format:” option “.ppk” in point 3)

Guide – How To – Create and use Key Pair to connect to a VM

  1. Download and run Putty
  2. Go to the “SSH” section in the left panel and then to “Auth”.
  1. In the “Auth” section, click “Browse” and specify the path to the .ppk file you received earlier.
  2. Go to the home page of “Session”, enter the IP address of the VM and click “Open”.
  1. In the opened console you will need to enter the login centos.
  2. Now you can work with completely clean CentOS 7.9 Minimal adapted for AWS.

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