Changing MAC address and HOSTNAME on VMWare

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How to change MAC address and HOSTNAME on Centos 6.5 VMWare virtual machine

I use VMWare quite a lot and every now and then have to clone from a clean virtual machine image. When doing so you could end up with a mac address conflict especially if you have some firewall rules and policies attached to the mac address. The simplest way to change this is via the virtual machine settings in VMWare workstation. This is being done using VMWare Workstation and CentOS server 6.5.

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Installing Apache Kafka on Centos 6.5

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How to install Apache Kafka locally or VMWare or Amazon EC2

This is a guide to installing Apache Kafka locally or VMWare or Amazon EC2 instance. Apache Kafka installation is very straight forward. This installation is based on building kafka from source (there might be a better way of installing kafka, through an existing rpm maybe)


  • java 1.7 (assumed installed)
  • centos 6.5 (assumed installed)
  • zookeeper-3.4.5 (assumed installed)
  • supervisord (assumed installed)
  • kafka (
  • sbt

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