Check CentOS Version

There are several ways on how to check what version of CentOS is running on your system. The simplest way to check for the CentOS version number is to execute the cat /etc/centos-release command. Identifying the accurate CentOS version may be required to help you or your support team to troubleshoot your CentOS system.

The CentOS version consists of three release versions as illustrated below:
Identifying the CentOS Release version
The CentOS version consists of Major, Minor and Asynchronous Release number.

If you have made a minimal CentoOS installation you can always install Graphical User interface as part of group packages. Let's first list all available package groups on the system:
# yum group list
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
There is no installed groups file.
Maybe run: yum groups mark convert (see man yum)
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: centos.mirror.crucial.com.au
 * extras: centos.mirror.crucial.com.au
 * updates: centos.mirror.crucial.com.au
Available environment groups:
   Minimal Install
   Compute Node
   Infrastructure Server
   File and Print Server
   Basic Web Server
   Virtualization Host
   Server with GUI
   GNOME Desktop
   KDE Plasma Workspaces
   Development and Creative Workstation
Available Groups:
   Compatibility Libraries
   Console Internet Tools
   Development Tools
   Graphical Administration Tools
   Legacy UNIX Compatibility
   Scientific Support
   Security Tools
   Smart Card Support
   System Administration Tools
   System Management
Done

Objective

The objective is to first configure a basic ProFTPD server on CentOS 7. Once we have a basic FTP server setup, we will then add FTP passive mode and increase security by adding Transport Layer Security ( TLS ).

Lastly, we add an optional anonymous configuration to allow anonymous user to login to FTP server without username and password.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - CentOS Linux release 7.5.1804
  • Software: - ProFTPD Version 1.3.5e

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.

Difficulty

MEDIUM

Conventions

Objective

The objective is to install Python 3 on CentOS 7 with Software Collections (SCL).

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - CentOS 7 or higher

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

Objective

The objective is to install VirtualBox Guest Additions on CentOS 7 Linux

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - CentOS Linux release 7.5.1804 (Core)

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

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