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Contents



1. 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.

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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


2. 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.

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

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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.



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