How to install Integration modules for Hyper-V and Azure on Rocky Linux & Oracle Linux 8 and 9 (Simplified)
Alright, this was a bit of hard to hunt down, basically open-vm-tools don’t work for Hyper-V since they are focused for VMWare.
This actually became quiet a head-scratcher for me to make sure my VMs stay healthy. After some searches and hit and try methods, i came up with the following steps.
Step 1: ssh into your Rocky Linux:
Step2 : update your Rocky Linux:
sudo dnf update -y
Step 3: Install UDF Filesystem support.
sudo dnf install udftools sudo modprobe udf
Step 4: Install Hyper-V specific integration packages:
Step 4A: Use the following if you are not using Azure and only using Hyper-V
sudo dnf install cloud-init cloud-utils-growpart gdisk hyperv-daemons sudo systemctl enable cloud-init.service
Step 4B: Use the if you are using Azure
sudo dnf install WALinuxAgent cloud-init cloud-utils-growpart gdisk hyperv-daemons sudo systemctl enable waagent.service sudo systemctl enable cloud-init.service
Step 4: Reboot
And you are done, The steps above is enough for integrating Rocky Linux 8.x to your Hyper-V 2016 and up enviornment. If you need to do an integration for Azure specifically i recommend you to follow recommended steps from Microsoft for RHEL, Rocky Linux 8.x, Alma Linux 8.x and Oracle Linux 8