You can install VMware Tools on a Solaris guest OS.


The VMware Remote Console plug-in is installed.


  1. Click My Cloud.
  2. In the left pane, click VMs.
  3. Select a Solaris virtual machine, right click, and select Install VMware Tools.
  4. Click Popout Console.
  5. In the virtual machine, log in as root and, if necessary, mount the VMware Tools virtual CD-ROM image.
    The Solaris volume manager vold mounts the CD-ROM under /cdrom/vmwaretools.
  6. If the CD-ROM is not mounted, restart the volume manager by running these commands.
    • /etc/init.d/volmgt stop
    • /etc/init.d/volmgt start
  7. After the CD-ROM is mounted, change to a working directory, for example, /tmp and extract VMware Tools.
    • cd /tmp
    • gunzip -c /cdrom/vmwaretools/vmware-solaris-tools.tar.gz | tar xf-
  8. Run the VMware Tools tar installer.
    • cd vmware-tools-distrib
    • ./
  9. Press Enter to accept the default value.
  10. Type exit.
  11. Start your graphical environment.
  12. In an X terminal, enter vmware-toolbox &.