How to install VMware tools in Linux Virtual Machine
- Make sure Linux virtual machine is powered on.
- Click VMin the virtual machine menu, then click Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools.
- Click OK.Note: In some cases, verify that the CDROM device is Connectedfrom within the Edit Settings option of the virtual machine.
- To create a mount point, run:mkdir /mnt/cdrom
- To mount the CDROM, run:mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
- To copy the Compiler gzip tarfile to a temporary local directory, run:cp /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-version.tar.gz /tmp/Where version is the VMware Tools package version.
- To determine the version of VMware tools, run:ls /mnt/cdromYou see output similar to:# VMwareTools-5.0.0-12124.tar.gz
- To change to the tmpdirectory and extract the contents of the tar file into a new directory called vmware-tools-distrib, run:cd /tmp
tar -zxvf VMwareTools-version.tar.gz
- To change directory to vmware-tools-distriband run the vmware-install.pl PERL script to install VMware Tools, run:cd vmware-tools-distrib
- Complete the screen prompts to install the VMware Tools. Options in square brackets are default choices and can be selected by pressing Enter.
- To compile VMware Tools successfully, you need gcc Compiler and Linux Kernel sources provided by your Linux distribution. Consult your Linux distribution documentation for details on methods to install these packages.
- It is normal for the console screen to go blank for a short time during the installation when the display size changes.
- Some warnings or errors are normal, like when a files does not exist.
- Depending on the Linux distribution, your network service might restart after installation. VMware recommends that you invoke this command from the console and not remotely.
- If you are running a GUI interface, restart your X Window session for any mouse or graphics changes to take effect.
- To start VMware Tools running in the background during an X Window session, run:/usr/bin/vmware-toolbox &
- Depending on your environment, you may need to unmount the CD-ROM. To unmount the CD-ROM, run:umount /mnt/cdrom
- Depending on your environment, you may need to manually end the VMware Tools installation. To end the VMware Tools install, click VMin the virtual machine menu, then click Guest > End VMware Tools Install.
- To remove VMware Tools installation packages, run:cd
rm -rf /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib
Source link :- https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1018414