In this article will show you how to install VMware tools in a Linux guest operating system. Here I have used Redhat Linux operating system as an example and follow the below steps and its respective screenshots to perform the same.
- Make sure that RedHat Linux virtual machine is powered on.
- Use putty and login to the operating system as a root user.
3. Open a Vcenter console, move the cursor to the virtual machine and right-click, then click on Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools, select interactive install and click ok.
Note: Make sure that CDROM device is Connected within the Edit Settings option of the virtual machine.
4. Create a temporary directory for a temporary mount point, mount the CDROM and Copy the gzip tar file to a /tmp folder, as same like you find it from the below screenshots.
5. Go to /tmp directory and then extract the contents of the tar file into a new directory called VMware-tools-distrib.
6. Once extraction completed, go to directory VMware-tools-distrib and run the VMware-install.pl file to install VMware Tools.
Now you have successfully installed VMware tools in a redhat linux virtual machine. Also, will prefer to reboot the virtual machine to make sure all the changes applied and its up to date.
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