I'm currently running DCE 7.7 and vmware the OS shows to be CentOS 4/5. How can I confirm what OS is actually being used?
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VMware shows as CentOS 4/5 as this is likely what was selected upon deployment of the OVA. Due to DCE being a black box system (locked root console), you can not check the version yourself. We have outlined the OS information in the following help center article: https://dcimsupport.ecostruxureit.com/hc/en-us/articles/360038797094-Software-packages-in-Data-Cente...
DCE 7.7.0 - 7.8.0 use CentOS 6.10. We are aware that this is coming up on it's end of life (EoL) and are actively working on an operating system upgrade expected later this year.
@Cory_McDonald - Thanks for the quick response. Does changing the Guess OS in WMware to reflect CentOS 6 on a production DCE server pose any risks? (This was an Audit finding that I'm trying to resolve)
I am not aware of any risks as that should just be a simple edit on the VMware side, but I have not attempted to do this myself. I highly recommend ensuring that you have a successful recent backup of DCE and also a VMware snapshot if possible. These would be used to assist with a restore if the system crashes and is unrecoverable. I do not expect this to happen, but I always recommend that you are planned for the worst and have the ability to recover before making any changes like this.
Additional information is outlined within VMware Docs: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/com.vmware.vsphere.vm_admin.doc/GUID-3B66132C-F3E7-4F8...