Adding OS Support - RHEL and CentOS 5.6

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    In VMware Studio 2.5 you may add support for RHEL and CentOS 5.6 (32bit and 64bit) through studiocli --newos based on the existing 5.5 template profiles. Nonetheless, to make the process even simpler, attached are a few Studio Interchange Format (SIF) files that you can import into your VMware Studio 2.5 instance to get the template build profiles for the newer releases of those OSes.


    Here are the steps:


    1. Download the attached tar file(s) into your VMware Studio 2.5 VM.


    2. Un-tar the tar file(s), say under the /tmp directory.


    3. On a command prompt run the following commands


        prompt# studiocli --sif --import /tmp/CentOS_5_6_x32.sif --basedir /
        prompt# studiocli --sif --import /tmp/CentOS_5_6_x64.sif --basedir /


        -- and/or ---


        prompt# studiocli --sif --import /tmp/RHEL_5_6_x32.sif --basedir /
        prompt# studiocli --sif --import /tmp/RHEL_5_6_x64.sif --basedir /


    And that is it. You will now find the RHEL and CentOS 5.6 template profiles in the "Create a New VM Profile" dialog on the VMware Studio web interface.