You can use X Windows to access a VM and run an RPM installer to install VMware Tools on a Linux guest operating system.

Prerequisites

The VMware Remote Console application installed.

Procedure

  1. Click My Cloud.
  2. In the left pane, click VMs.
  3. Select a Linux virtual machine, right-click, and select Popout Console.
  4. In the guest operating system, start the RPM installer.
    • Double-click the VMware Tools CD icon on your desktop and double-click the RPM installer in the root of the CD-ROM.

    • Double-click the RPM installer in the file manager window.

  5. Type the root password and click OK.
  6. Click Continue when the package is ready.

    After VMware Tools is installed, no confirmation appears.

  7. In an X terminal, as root, run the vmware-config-tools.pl script to configure VMware Tools.
  8. Press Enter to accept the default value.
  9. After the upgrade is complete, enter /etc/init.d/network to restart the network.
  10. Type exit.
  11. To start the VMware Tools control panel, enter vmware-toolbox &.