You can use X Windows to access a VM and run an RPM installer to install VMware Tools on a Linux guest operating system.

The VMware Remote Console application installed.

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Click My Cloud.

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In the left pane, click VMs.

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Select a Linux virtual machine, right-click, and select Popout Console.

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In the guest operating system, start the RPM installer.

Double-click the VMware Tools CD icon on your desktop and double-click the RPM installer in the root of the CD-ROM.

Double-click the RPM installer in the file manager window.

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Type the root password and click OK.

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Click Continue when the package is ready.

After VMware Tools is installed, no confirmation appears.

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In an X terminal, as root, run the vmware-config-tools.pl script to configure VMware Tools.

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Press Enter to accept the default value.

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After the upgrade is complete, enter /etc/init.d/network to restart the network.

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Type exit.

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To start the VMware Tools control panel, enter vmware-toolbox &.