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
Step 3. Press enter to all the default options.
Once rebooted, VMware tools will be installed.