Centos - Vmware Clients

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For VMWare Clients


  1. In Sphere Client: Guest > Install/update VMware Tools
  2. On the VM console in command line, being a server I do not have a GUI installed:
  3. mkdir /cdrom, or anyother mount point you like
  4. mount the vitural cdrom from step 1; mount /dev/cdrom /cdrom
  5. cd /tmp
  6. tar -xvf /cdrom/VMwareTools (tab to auto-complete)
  7. cd vmware (tab to auto-complete)
  8. ./vmware-install.pl; accept defaults, you might have to install peral as well
  9. umount /cdrom
  10. In Vsphere Client: Guest > Install/upVMware Tools > OK
  11. To confirm the install; in the client > VM Summary tab and look for OK next to VMWare Tools


Note, If you have run Yum Update and haven't rebooted before proceeding there is a chance you are still running an older kernel, and the vmware tools install script will enter a fail loop when looking for the Linux C Headers.


For the VMtools install, Reboot after updating, reboot after installing.


VMWare Optimization:

none 						/dev/shm 		tmpfs	size=8G 	0 0