VMware: Install VMware tools on FC6 guest

VMware: Install VMware tools on FC6 guest

VMware: Install VMware tools on FC6 guest 150 150 Roderick Derks

Here is your guide for installing vmware tools on you linux host. I used Fedora Core 6 on the host. Other linux distributions may have different install methodes.

When the VMware tools are installed the VMware server software is able to communicate with the guest. You're able to stop the server from the hosts commandline so you can script complete server backups. And when you shut down the host, the guest os can be shut down first in a correct way. If you have X-Windows installed (or when you are running Windows) you'll see that the performance of the graphics are also much better.

In the VMware Server Console gui, got to VM > Install VMware Tools..

Log in to the server on the console (not an ssh connection).

# mkdir /mnt/cdrom
# mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom/
# cp /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-1.0.1-29996.i386.rpm /tmp/
# rpm -ivh /tmp/VMwareTools-1.0.1-29996.i386.rpm
# umount /dev/cdrom
# mount -v
# rm -R /mnt/cdrom/
# yum -y install gcc make kernel-devel

Check if the kernel develop package and the running kernel are the same:
# uname -r
# rpm -q kernel-devel
If not then run:
# yum -y update kernel-devel

# vmware-config-tools.pl
Just enter through the setup script.

# ping r71.nl
# service network reload
# ping r71.nl

# yum erase binutils kernel-devel make
# exit

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