— AlmaLinux (@AlmaLinux) June 30, 2021
After downloading the ISO, simply create a new Other 4.x Linux VM (1 vCPU/4GB memory) and then boot the ISO to begin the installation. One thing that threw me off the first time I performed the installation was that I forgot to setup networking. It turns out the network interface is actually disabled by default and users must manually toggle the enable button, which I find quite annoying from user experience standpoint. After enabling the networking interface, the rest of the installation went smooth without any issues.
For those interested in setting up Gnome desktop for AlmaLinux, you can follow this tutorial which I used myself.
Note: Thanks to Cyprien, VMware Tools can be installed it looks like an additional repo must be configured by running the following:
dnf config-manager --set-enabled powertools
dnf -y update
dnf install -y git make rpm-build autoconf automake libtool gcc-c++ doxygen fuse-devel gdk-pixbuf2-xlib-devel glib2-devel gtkmm30-devel gtk3-devel libdnet-devel libicu-devel libmspack-devel libtirpc-devel libtool-ltdl-devel libX11-devel libXext-devel libXi-devel libXinerama-devel libXrandr-devel libXrender-devel libXtst-devel openssl-devel pam-devel rpcgen xmlsec1-devel xmlsec1-openssl-devel valgrind-devel libdrm-devel systemd-devel
git clone https://github.com/vmware/open-vm-tools.git
Next, we need to create a new systemd unit file so that we can manage the VMware Tools service, do to so, run the following command:
cat > /etc/systemd/system/vmtoolsd.service << EOF [Unit] Description= Description=Open VM Tools After= After=network-online.target [Service] ExecStart= ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/vmtoolsd Restart=always RestartSec=1sec [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target EOF
Finally enable and start the VMware Tools service by running the following command:
systemctl enable vmtoolsd.service
systemctl start vmtoolsd.service