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

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.


  • Power on the virtual machine.
  • Verify that the guest operating system is running.


  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
    Fusion Virtual Machine > Install (or Upgrade) VMware Tools
  2. Open Install VMware Tools on the VMware Tools virtual disc, follow all the steps in the installer assistant, and click OK.


The virtual machine restarts to have VMware Tools take effect.