How to Install VMware Tools on CentOS Linux

Here you can see how to install VMware tools on a CentOS Linux VM.


1. Navigate to VM  >>  Install/Reinstall VMware Tools...


 

2. Open Terminal application and run the command df. Locate the filesystem with VMware Tools




3. Create a directory VMtools and mount /dev/sr0 on it.

[root@localhost /]# mkdir /mnt/VMtools
[root@localhost /]# mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/VMtools


4. locate the VMwareTools tar file and extract it.

[root@localhost /]# ls /mnt/VMtools
manifest.txt     VMwareTools-10.3.2-9925305.tar.gz  vmware-tools-upgrader-64
run_upgrader.sh  vmware-tools-upgrader-32
[root@localhost /]# tar -xvf /mnt/VMtools/VMwareTools-10.3.2-9925305.tar.gz



5. Locate the extracted directory vmware-tools-dirstrib in home directory

[root@localhost /]# ls
bin   dev  home  lib64  mnt  proc  run   srv  tmp  var
boot  etc  lib   media  opt  root  sbin  sys  usr  vmware-tools-distrib

6. Execute vmware-install.pl

[root@localhost /]# vmware-tools-distrib/vmware-install.pl 

 

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