Linux : CloudLinux installation error “You have third-party kernel module rpm installed”

By | January 10, 2017

Ending up with the following error trying to install CloudLinux?

You have third-party kernel module rpm installed.
It’s not compatible with CloudLinux kernel.
Please contact CloudLinux support at

In my case, this was because of the “kmod-vmware-tools-vmxnet3” module, since it was on a VMware guest machine.

Since removing it isn’t an option and I don’t see any good reason why this couldn’t work with CloudLinux, I decided to find a workaround to bypass the check for custom kernel modules.

Using the following installation parameter did the trick :

So let’s assume we are installing CloudLinux with a IP based license, the command would look like this :