For Mac OS X virtual machines you install or upgrade VMware Tools using an installer assistant.

Before you begin

  • Power on the virtual machine.

  • Verify that the guest operating system is running.

About this task

If you use VMware Fusion or ESXi on a computer with an Apple label, you can create Mac OS X Server (10.5 or later) virtual machines and install VMware Tools.


  1. Select the menu command to mount and open the VMware Tools virtual disc on the guest operating system.

    VMware Product

    Menu Command

    vSphere Client

    Inventory > Virtual Machine > Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools and select Interactive Tools Installation or Interactive Tools Upgrade

    vSphere Web Client

    Right-click the virtual machine in the vCenter inventory and select All vCenter Actions > Guest OS > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools


    Virtual Machine > Install (or Upgrade) VMware Tools

  2. Open Install VMware Tools on the VMware Tools virtual disc, follow the prompts in the installer assistant, and click OK.


The virtual machine restarts to have VMware Tools take effect.