Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Install VMware Tools on RHEL 6 or CentOS 6
Below is the process to install VMware Tools on RHEL 6 or CentOS 6. This guide is more here for me than anyone else, but I hope that you can benefit from it.
Install the Pre-Requisites:
yum install make gcc kernel-devel kernel-headers glibc-headers perl
Start the VMware Tools installation process on your VM:
Mount the VMware Tools installation media:
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cd
mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only
Extract the installer:
cp /mnt/cd/VMwareTools-9.0.10-1481436.tar.gz /tmp/
tar xvf VMwareTools-9.0.10-1481436.tar.gz
Install tools (accepting all defaults):
sudo ./vmware-install.pl -d
Reboot the VM to verify that the service starts up automatically as expected.
shutdown -r now