How To Install NoMachine on CentOS 8

Install NoMachine on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install NoMachine on CentOS 8.  For those of you who didn’t know, NoMachine is a cross-platform, fastest, and highest quality remote desktop tool that enables you to access the desktop of any other machine with NoMachine installed.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the NoMachine remote desktop on a CentOS 8.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install NoMachine on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing NoMachine on CentOS 8.

NoMachine is not available on default CentOS 8 repositories. Now we download RPM binary installer from the official website:

wget https://download.nomachine.com/download/7.3/Linux/nomachine_7.3.2_1_x86_64.rpm

Once downloaded the RPM binary, run the following command to install it:

sudo dnf install nomachine_7.3.2_1_x86_64.rpm

Step 3. Configure Firewall.

You know NoMachine is working on port 4000 so we need to allow connection on that port by adding it to the firewall:

sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=4000/tcp --add-port=4011-4999/udp --permanent
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Step 4. Accessing NoMachine on CentOS.

Once successfully is installed, you can be able to launch it from the activities tab at the top left corner. You should see NoMachine and NoMachine, service managers.

NoMachine service manager is a small application that gives you access to server NoMachine management tools and User Interface and advises you when someone is requesting to connect.

Install NoMachine on CentOS 8

Congratulations! You have successfully installed NoMachine. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing NoMachine remote desktop on your CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official NoMachine website.

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