It is best practice to install only the packages you will use because each piece of software on your computer could possibly contain a vulnerability. If you are installing from the DVD media, take the opportunity to select exactly what packages you want to install during the installation. If you find you need another package, you can always add it to the system later.
For more information about installing the
environment, see the Software Selection
chapter of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Installation Guide. A minimal installation can also be performed by a Kickstart file using the
option. For more information about Kickstart installations, see the Package Selection
section from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Installation Guide.