VMware tools Ubuntu 14 installation

ESXI – VMware Tools Ubuntu installation

VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machine’s guest operating system and improves management of the virtual machine. Installing it in the guest operating system is vital. Although the guest operating system can run without it, you lose important functionality and convenience.

VMware Tools Ubuntu installation starts by right clicking the virtual machine you wish to install the tools on, selecting “Guest”, and clicking “Install/Upgrade VMware Tools.”

click guest install vmware tools ubuntu

click guest -> install VMware tools

1.  Install the VMware tools Ubuntu dependencies.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get -y install linux-headers-server build-essential

2. Make the /media/cdrom directory.

sudo mkdir -p /media/cdrom

3. Mount the ISO  img to /media/cdrom

It will mount as read-only.

sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

4. Copy the payload to /tmp

cd /media/cdrom
sudo cp VM*.tar.gz /tmp

5. Extract the File

cd /tmp
sudo tar xzvf VM*.tar.gz

6. Install the script.

cd vmware-tools-distrib
sudo ./vmware-install.pl -d

7. Reboot

sudo shutdown -r 0

Source: [What does VMware do?]

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