Installing VMware Tools in Linux Command Line (CLI)

This post details how to install VMware tools through a Linux command line by auto mounting the tools ISO through the vSphere client.

Step 1. Click right on your Linux virtual machine, highlight guest and click ‘Install/Upgrade VMware Tools’.

 

 

Step 2. Run through the below commands to extract and run the installation.

 

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/

tar -C /tmp -zxvf /mnt/VMwareTools-5.5.3-34685.tar.gz      //Press tab for file name

umount /mnt

cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib

./vmware-install.pl

 

Step 3. Press enter to all the default options.

Once rebooted, VMware tools will be installed.

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