So I did a minimal install of CentOS 7 vm guest just to find out it did not install perl. Since as of right now I have no properly functioning network on that machine (different issue; we can talk about that in another post), I went for the next best thing: install CD.
I grabbed the CentOS-7-x86_64-Everything-1611.iso CD (around 8GB), attached it to the guest, and mounted it on /mnt. Then I edited the
# This repo can be used with mounted DVD media, verify the mount point for
# CentOS-7. You can use this repo and yum to install items directly off the
# DVD ISO that we release.
# To use this repo, put in your DVD and use it with the other repos too:
# yum –enablerepo