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:
mkdir /mnt/cd
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cd
Expected warning:
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/
umount /mnt/cd
cd /tmp
tar xvf VMwareTools-9.0.10-1481436.tar.gz
cd vmware-tools-distrib/

Install tools (accepting all defaults):
sudo ./ -d

Reboot the VM to verify that the service starts up automatically as expected.
shutdown -r now

Dustin Shaw

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