How make a CentOS 8 ready for Cloud init config in VMware Aria Automation 8

I assume you have a Virtual Macine with CentOS 8 installed and want to make it ready for cloud-init:

Login as root user and check the status of the selinux via command


In case like above it is enabled then edit the file /etc/sysconfig/selinux, then disable the selinux.

Reboot the machine and check it again via sestatus, it mus be disabeld

yum install -y cloud-init
yum install -y perl

Create a file for network configuration and input : network: {config: disabled}

This will configure cloud init to skip the network configuration

vi /etc/cloud/cloud.cfg.d/99-custom-networking.cfg 

Press shift + zz to save the document, issue the following command

cloud-init clean

then shutdown the machine via :

init 0

Go to the properties of VM, and configure the CD/DVD like below

At the end convert the VM to the Template.

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