Install VMware-tools on CentOS 6

Scenario: Install VMware-tools CentOS 6 on VMware ESXi 6

Steps:
– Right click on guest VM.
– Select Install/Upgrade VMware Tools. Note: VMware tools installer will assign as CD/DVD or iso image in the server.
– Login as root access the server or SSH remote to install VMware tools.

– Check the CentOS 6 VM DVD ROM drive,type:
# lsblk

Seen sr0 as server CD/DVD ROM drive.

– Mount VMware tools iso in /dev/sr0 to /mnt/cdrom or location you like.
# mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom

– Extract(untar) VMwareTools-xx.tar.gz from /mnt/cdrom to /tmp
# cd /mnt/cdrom
# tar -zxvf VMwareTools-10.0.6-3560309.tar.gz -C /tmp

– Go to VMware tools folder then install the vmware tools then follow the installation instruction as you like.
# cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/
# ./vmware-install.pl

Installation is done, check in the VM Summary on vSphere the VMware Tools status should be Running(Current).


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