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 a computer with an Apple label, you can create Mac OS X Server (10.5 or later) virtual machines and install VMware Tools.

Power on the virtual machine.

Verify that the guest operating system is running.

1

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 the virtual machine in the vCenter inventory and select All vCenter Actions > Guest OS > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools

Fusion

Virtual Machine > Install (or Upgrade) VMware Tools

2

Mount the VMware Tools virtual disc on the guest operating system.

VMware Product

Action

vSphere Client

Inventory > Virtual Machine > Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools

vSphere Web Client

Right-click the virtual machine and select All vCenter Actions > Guest OS > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools.

a

To locate a virtual machine, select a datacenter, folder, cluster, resource pool, host, or vApp.

b

Click the Related Objects tab and click Virtual Machines.

3

If you are performing an upgrade or reinstallation, in the Install/Upgrade VMware Tools dialog box, select Interactive Tools Installation or Interactive Tools Upgrade and click OK.

The process starts by mounting the VMware Tools virtual disc on the guest operating system.

4

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

The virtual machine restarts to have VMware Tools take effect.