Howto install VMware tools on Centos 6.3 or Redhat 6.3 RHEL

Howto install VMware tools on Centos 6.3 or Redhat 6.3 RHEL

1. Open Vmware Worstation or ESX console

2. Choose your CentOS or Redhat Server which you want to install on Vmware Console

3. Choose Vmware tab –> Install VMware tools

4.  Mount cd to Centos Server and install VMware-tools

[root@Centos6 ]# mount /dev/cdrom /mnt
[root@Centos6 ]# cd /mnt
[root@Centos6 mnt]# cp VMwareTools-* /tmp
[root@Centos6 mnt]#cd /tmp
[root@Centos6 tmp]# tar -xzvf VMwareTools-*
[root@Centos6 tmp]# cd vmware-tools-distrib
[root@Centos6 vmware-tools-distrib]# ./vmware-install.pl
Installing VMware Tools.In which directory do you want to install the binary files?
[/usr/bin]What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to rc6.d/)?
[/etc/rc.d]What is the directory that contains the init scripts?
[/etc/rc.d/init.d]In which directory do you want to install the daemon files?
[/usr/sbin]In which directory do you want to install the library files?
[/usr/lib/vmware-tools]

The installation of VMware Tools 9.2.0 build-799703 for Linux completed
successfully. You can decide to remove this software from your system at any
time by invoking the following command: “/usr/bin/vmware-uninstall-tools.pl”.

Before running VMware Tools for the first time, you need to configure it by
invoking the following command: “/usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl”. Do you want
this program to invoke the command for you now? [yes]

Initializing…
Making sure services for VMware Tools are stopped.

Stopping Thinprint services in the virtual machine:
Stopping Virtual Printing daemon: done
Stopping VMware Tools services in the virtual machine:
Guest operating system daemon: [ OK ]
VMware User Agent (vmware-user): [ OK ]
Blocking file system: [ OK ]
Unmounting HGFS shares: [ OK ]
Guest filesystem driver: [ OK ]
VM communication interface socket family: [ OK ]
VM communication interface: [ OK ]

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