Cleaning up YUM Cache

sudo yum clean packages sudo yum clean metadata sudo yum clean dbcache sudo yum clean all sudo yum makecache

Install Docker Engine and Compose

sudo yum install -y yum-utils device-mapper-persistent-data lvm2 sudo yum-config-manager –add-repo sudo yum install -y docker-ce docker-ce-cli sudo systemctl enable docker sudo systemctl start docker sudo usermod -aG docker $USER

Install Cockpit, Firewalld & KVM

dnf -y install cockpit firewalld systemctl enable –now cockpit.socket systemctl enable firewalld systemctl start firewalld systemctl status firewalld firewall-cmd –add-service=cockpit –permanent firewall-cmd –reload dnf install -y qemu-kvm virt-manager libvirt virt-install virt-viewer virt-top libguestfs-tools systemctl start libvirtd systemctl enable –now libvirtd systemctl status libvirtd dnf install -y cockpit-machines systemctl restart cockpit systemctl status cockpit

Set Timezone

sudo timedatectl set-timezone America/New_York

Format & attach a local drive

Determine the device name you want to format, in this case /dev/nvme1n1 Create a directory, in this case /data, and mount it Determine the UUID of your spiffy new mounted device UUID=6a2a2521-8370-4c3b-b952-9c3d7ec10d12 /data ext4 defaults,nofail 0 2 Paste in a line at the bottom of /etc/fstab something like the above: