This article provides steps to install VMware Tools in a Linux guest operating system using Red Hat Package Manager (RPM).
To install VMware Tools in a Linux guest operating system using RPM:
- Ensure that your Linux virtual machine is powered on.
- If you are running a GUI interface, open a command shell.
- Click VM in the virtual machine menu, then click Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools and click OK.
- To create a mount point, run:
- To mount the CDROM, run:
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
- To install VMware Tools using RPM, run:
rpm -ivh /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-.rpm
Where is the version of VMware Tools you want to install
To check the existing version of VMware Tools, use the "cd" command to go to /mnt/cdrom/ directory and list the contents of the directory with the command # ls.
Note: You can only perform the install as a root user or by using the sudo command.
- To configure VMware Tools for your running kernel, run:
- To unmount the CDROM, run:
- To end the VMware Tools install, click VM in the virtual machine menu, then click Guest > End VMware Tools Install.
Based on VMware KB 1038392