Sunday, 19 June 2016

How to Install VMware tool in CentOS 7 Virtual Machines?

Or, Install VMware tool in CentOS.

Or, Install VMware tool in Linux/CentOS virtual machine.

Description: Please make sure you are having internet access on the CentOS/Linux machines you are trying to install VMware tool. This will help you in installing prerequisites of VMware tools before proceeding with the VMware tools installations.

Steps (please follow the stages of the steps given below very carefully to get the VM tools installed successfully):
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Stage-1 (Install prerequisites):
Note: Make sure internet is accessible on the virtual machine you are installing VMware tool.
# yum install open-vm-tools
# yum install perl gcc make kernel-headers kernel-devel -y
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Stage-2 (Proceed with vmware tool installation):
1. Attach the VMware tools package using vSphere client (Right Click on Virtual Machine > Go to Guest > Click on Install/upgrade VMware tool option)
2. Now Run following commands sequentially to install VMware tool.
# mount /dev/cdrom /mnt
# cd /mnt
# ls
manifest.txt     VMwareTools-10.0.6-3620759.tar.gz  vmware-tools-upgrader-64
run_upgrader.sh  vmware-tools-upgrader-32
# cp -p VMwareTools-10.0.6-3620759.tar.gz  /tmp
# cd /tmp
# tar xzvf VMwareTools-10.0.6-3620759.tar.gz 
# cd vmware-tools-distrib
# ./vmware-install.pl
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Wait for the installation to be completed (you may need to Type YES and press Enter multiple time during the installation of the VMware tool).

Cheers, please write me back if you have any query or feedback..

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