Simple enough jobbie, totally standard.
Install your virtual machine, then run:
sudo yum -y install gcc kernel-devel patch make
I forget whether fedora set up sudo by default or if I did it myself. Either way, not a hard job. /etc/sudoers will have everything in it you need. Might want to consider setting up the wheel integration and adding yourself in /etc/groups
Anyway, after that it’s as simple as clicking the “install vmware tools” jobbie in vmware, then extract the tarball and run ./vmware-install.pl as root from the appropriate directory. Simple. VMware will automatically add itself as a startup service, so no worries after that.
Now I can install opennms and refamiliarise…