For NetWare virtual machines, you manually install or upgrade VMware Tools by using the command line.


  • Power on the virtual machine.
  • Verify that the guest operating system is running.
  • Because the VMware Tools installer is written in Perl, verify that Perl is installed in the guest operating system.
Note: VMware Tools 10.1.0 does not support the NetWare operating system.


  1. On the host, from the Workstation Player menu bar, select Virtual Machine > Install VMware Tools.
    If an earlier version of VMware Tools is installed, the menu item is Update VMware Tools.
  2. Load the CD-ROM driver so that the virtual CD-ROM device mounts the ISO image as a volume.
    Operating System Command
    NetWare 6.5 LOAD CDDVD
    NetWare 6.0 or NetWare 5.1 LOAD CD9660.NSS
    NetWare 4.2 (not available in vSphere) load cdrom
    When the installation finishes, the message VMware Tools for NetWare are now running appears in the Logger Screen for NetWare 6.5 and NetWare 6.0 guest operating systems and in the Console Screen for NetWare 4.2 and 5.1 operating systems.
  3. If the VMware Tools virtual disc (netware.iso) is attached to the virtual machine, right-click the CD-ROM icon in the status bar of the console window and select Disconnect.

What to do next

If a new virtual hardware version is available for the virtual machine, upgrade the virtual hardware.