CentOS Stream 8
The provided CentOS Stream 8 images will give you a Virtual Machine with a text console. If you require a graphical interface, please apply the following steps on your VM as root:
# dnf groupinstall "Workstation" -y # Install the graphical interface # systemctl set-default graphical.target # Make this the default systemd target
and reboot the VM to start up X-Windows.
X Windows System / X11 Connections
If you need to allow X11 connections for your instance, install as root
dnf install xorg-x11-xauth
Access with user credentials
While the CERN CentOS 7 images automatically configure the owner/responsible in the Network Database for Kerberos-based root authentication, this is not the case on the CentOS Stream 8 images. Here, only the key-based authentication is available by default. If you would like to access your CentOS Stream 8 instance with Kerberos, please follow the documentation from the Linux team on how to configure this upon instance creation or once the virtual machine is running.