For Mac OS X Server virtual machines you install or upgrade VMware Tools using an installer assistant.

If you use VMware Fusion or ESXi on an Apple-labed computer, you can create Mac OS X Server (10.5 or 10.6) virtual machines and install VMware Tools.

Power on the virtual machine.

Verify that the guest operating system is running.


Select the menu command to mount and open the VMware Tools virtual disc on the guest operating system.

VMware Product

Menu Command

vSphere Client

Inventory > Virtual Machine > Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools and select Interactive Tools Installation or Interactive Tools Upgrade

vSphere Web Client

Right-click a virtual machine in the inventory tree and select Configuration > Virtual Machine > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools


Virtual Machine > Install (or Upgrade) VMware Tools


Open Install VMware Tools on the VMware Tools virtual disc, follow all the steps in the installer assistant, and click OK.

The virtual machine restarts to have VMware Tools take effect.