Installing VMware Tools on Linux VMs

Under the "My Cloud" view, select the virtual machine for which you wish to install VMware Tools, right-click, and select Install VMware Tools.

This will mount a virtual CD to the guest. Mount it and extract the source for compilation. You will need the gcc compiler, the make utility and ther kernel header files. On Debian-based distributions, these can be installed with Apt:

apt-get install make gcc
apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

Mount the virtual CD, extract the installer and run it:

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/
cp /mnt/VMwareTools-8.6.5-621624.tar.gz /usr/local/src/
cd /usr/local/src/
tar -xvf VMwareTools-8.6.5-621624.tar.gz
/usr/local/src/vmware-tools-distrib/vmware-install.pl

The installer will ask a few questions along the way. When prompted, run the config utility to complete the installation:

/usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl

Installing VMware Tools on Windows VMs

Under the "My Cloud" view, select the virtual machine for which you wish to install VMware Tools, right-click, and select Install VMware Tools.

This will mount a virtual CD to the guest, which should display the following if autoplay is enabled:

If autoplay is not enabled, run the setup file from the CD drive. Follow the prompts in the wizard to complete the installation of VMware Tools.

Further reading

You can read more about the private cloud using the links below: