HowTo : Install VMware Tools on CentOS/RHEL
Don't Forget VMware Tools!
VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machine's guest operating system and improves management of the virtual machine.
Without VMware Tools installed in your guest operating system, guest performance lacks important functionality.
Installing VMware Tools
Open Vmware Worstation or ESX console and Locate the VM you need to install VMware Tools to.
Right click the VM and choose "Tools", then select "Install VMware Tools".
It will connect the virtual CD-ROM device to the appropriate CD image containing the tools for your virtual machine.
Log into VMware Guest you need to install VMware Tools to.
Install the kernel-devel, gcc, dracut, make, perl and eject packages using yum :
Mount CD image with VMware Tools :
Uncompress the archive with VMware Tools :
Run the installer (exclude the
Remove the temporary files after installation :
Validating VMware Tools Installation
Use the command as follows to validate that VMware Tools is running :
To determine the vmware-tools version, run the command :