How to install VMware Tools on a CentOS 6 !!!


Install VMware Tools on a CentOS 6.x virtual machine .

1. SSH to your VM or use the VMware ESXi Client to access the VM’s shell.

2. Run the following commands:

# yum -y install perl
# mkdir /mnt/cdrom
# mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
# cp /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-*.tar.gz /tmp
# umount /mnt/cdrom
# tar -zxf /tmp/VMwareTools-*.tar.gz -C /tmp
# cd /
# ./tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/ --default
# rm -f /tmp/VMwareTools-*.tar.gz
# rm -rf /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib

3. Reboot your Virtual Machine

4. VMware tools is now installed.

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