How To Install vmware2libvirt on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install vmware2libvirt on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update vmware2libvirt as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install virt-goodies
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install virt-goodies

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is vmware2libvirt and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install vmware2libvirt on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install vmware2libvirt on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install vmware2libvirt using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install virt-goodies

Install vmware2libvirt on CentOS 8 using yum

Because vmware2libvirt is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install vmware2libvirt package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install virt-goodies

How to upgrade (update) a single package vmware2libvirt using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like vmware2libvirt in this example you should use the following command:

yum update virt-goodies

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade virt-goodies

How to Upgrade vmware2libvirt on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update virt-goodies

How To remove vmware2libvirt from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the vmware2libvirt package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove virt-goodies

Extra info and code examples

Included tools are: * A libvirt munin plugin. * A script to convert VMWare Workstation and Server VM's to kvm/libvirt ones.

Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install vmware2libvirt using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the vmware2libvirt from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install vmware2libvirt on Debian 11

How To Install vmware2libvirt on CentOS 8

How To Install vmware2libvirt on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install vmware2libvirt on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install vmware2libvirt on Kali Linux

How To Install vmware2libvirt on Fedora 34

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