you need to download the ".ISO" file.
Which VMware product are you installing it on?
That´s what i did:
The "aarch64" architecture is for 64-bit ARM processors, and can not run on your host without using an ARM CPU emulator.
VMware Fusion is capable of running the x86_64 build (preferred, and will make best use of your host's CPU) or the i386 build (old and limited hardware support).
I would suggest downloading the x86_64 build of CentOS, and trying again with that.
ha! that makes sense.
I did not think of that.
before failing again:
will CentOS 8 work with VM Fusion 11.5?
in the selector box CentOS 8 is not available.
so, is 7 (1908 ) the right choice?
The VMware Compatibility Guide says that CentOS 8.x is supported as of Fusion 11.5. Interesting that it doesn't show up in the guest OS list... If you want to install CentOS 8, I would try choosing either CentOS 7 64-bit or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 64-bit... those are the most similar to CentOS 8 64-bit. Alternatively, the 1908 release of CentOS 7 x86_64 should be fine too.
thank you - I go with 7 now and will upgrade in a few months.