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VMware Tools Installation

VMware Tools Installation

We are going to talk about VMware tools installation, but before starting anything we have to know about what is the VMware tool it is a Utility tool and it is part of VMware server or VMware workstation this is available both platforms using this utility and improve your virtual machine performance.

This article is a little bit long so you have to check the table of content is it the easiest way to get what you want.



    VM Tools Installation Benefits.

    • Increase your display resolution
    • To improve your virtual machine or guest machine memory technique.
    • Avoid your mouse restriction
    • You can easily copy and paste the data from host to guest or drag and drop.
    • Provides the ability to take quiesced snapshots of the guest OS.

    Step 8:-  Now VMware tools installation is done click finish.

    VMWare tools Installation


    vmware tools installation

    Step 9:-if you perform this activity on the production server to make sure take the downtime because after VMware tools installation restart is recommended to make sure you have to take the downtime and perform this activity production.click yes if you are ready to restart the server at the same time or u can restart later.

    vmware tools installation

    Step 10:- Now the server is rebooting if you plaining to reboot later click no above screen window (VMware Tools setup)

    vmware tools

    VMware Tools Installation on Linux

    Now this section I will show you how to install VMware tools in Redhat Linux server it is command-line based installation and it's very easy you have to follow the below steps.

    Step 1:-You have to log in to your server.

    Step 2:-After login, your guest system goes to the VM toolbar in the top click on VM it shows you a new tool section you see the second last there mention the Install VMware tools (follow the screenshot steps also)VM tool disk will mount you have to click on the Install button.

    Step 3:-Check the DVD directory or CD directly there is automatically mounted a media VMware tool just click it opens the new window there is one file VMware Tools-8.8.or may be another version underline as red (follow the screenshot-3)

    Step 4:-Open your terminal.



    Step 5:-if your media file is successfully mounted in your server or virtual machine you have to follow these commands( tar -zxvf /media/vmware\ tools/ VMwareTools -8.8.2.-590212.tar.gz)putting the file name like shown in the screenshot may be another version in your media or mounted drive.


    Step 6:- After executing the previous command you have to switch the directory cd vmware-tools-distrib/ use this command vmware-tools-distrib]# ./vmware-install.pl (follow the screenshot as well)


    Step 7:-  You have to follow this step very carefully because there is 2 type of steps 1 is the default value 2 is the customs value, I hope you know most of the software during the installation There are two types of setup custom installation a typical installation similar like that if you default installation just put the enter when asking the confirmation for next put yes. (follow the screenshots as well)


    Step 8:-After confirmation, you can see the setup is initializing.....


    Step 9:- During the installation VMware service is stopping and there is some status make sure it should be the same in your activity.


    Step 10:-VMware tools installation successfully done you have to restart the virtual machine.


    Step 11:- Now you use this command init 0 or you restart from UI.



    VMware Tools Installation on MAC

    In this section I will cover how to install VMware tools on a Mac machine this installation is completely GUI-based, you have to follow me step by step as mention below, and guys we are not executing any command for this installation.

    Step:- 1 Login to your mac system in VMware.

    install VMware tools on Mac

    Step:-2 After login, your guest system goes to VM toolbar in the top click on VM it shows you a new tool section you see the second last there mention Install VMware tools (follow the screenshot steps also)VM tool disk will mount you have to click on the Install button.

    VMware tools on Mac machine

    Step:- 3 Will show you VMware tool windows, select the  Install VM tools (follow below screenshot)

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    Step:- 4 Automatically mounts as a drive on your mac system click the VMware tools Drive will Open the new windows welcome to the VMware tools Installer Click to "Continue"

    VMware tools Installer

    Step:- 5 Click to "Install" button.

    VMware Tools
       
    Step:- 6  Will show you a pop-up window click to "continue installation" in notification only for informing you your system will reboot after this installation so make sure whatever data is open in your system you have to save it or close.

    vmware tool installation

    Step:- 7 Installation process will start.

    vm tools Installation process

    Step:- 8 During the installation you will see one popup window in your Mac machine the Apple does not allow unknown developer software installation directly to your Mac machine if you want to install unknown developer tool or software on your Mac machine you have to enable this feature on security preference follow the steps how we can do that. Click to "Open Security Preference"

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    Step:- 9 Click the look to make changes.

    vm tool

    Step:- 10 You have to put the valid credentials.

    vm tools on mac

    Step:- 11 You have a check  on the "App Store and identified developers"

    identified developers

    Step:-12 Installation will be done successfully.

    vm tools Installation will be done successfully.
     

    VMware Tools Installation on CentOS

    Now, in this section I will show you how to install VMware Tools in CentOS it is a command-line-based installation and it's very easy you have to follow the below steps.

    Step:- Login to the virtual machine.

    vm tool on centos

    Step:-2 Go to VM toolbar in the top click on VM it shows you a new tool section you see the second last there mention Install VMware tools (follow the screenshot steps also)VM tool disk will mount you have to click on the Install button.

    vmware tools installation

    Step:-3 VM tools media drive automatically mount in your VM as you see in the screenshot.


    Step:- 4 Open your terminal.


    Step:-5 If your media file is successfully mounted in your server or virtual machine you have to follow these commands( tar -vxpf/mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools -8.8.2.-590212.tar.gz)putting the file name like shown in the screenshot may be another version in your media or mounted drive.


    Step:-6 switch the directory use this command (cd vmware-tools-distrib/)
    After done u have to run this command (./vmware-install.pl)


    Step:- 7 You can see installing VMware tools. ( recommended put all default value  YES )
    IF you want so you can customize is but if you put the default will be good 😀


    Step:- 8 Put the default value (YES )


    Step:- 9 Put the default value (YES ) 


    Step:- 10 Put the default value (YES ) 


    Step:-11 Install is Successfully done but make sure this activity needs a reboot so if you run this production make sure takedown time.

    vm tools install in Centos

    Step 12 Reboot the Machine.


    VMware Tools Installation on Ubuntu

    Now, in this section I will show you how to install VMware Tools in ubuntu it is a command-line-based installation and it's very easy you have to follow the below steps. 

    Step:- 1 Go to VM toolbar in the top click on VM, it shows you a new tool section you see the second last there mention Install VMware tools (follow the screenshot steps also)VM tool disk will mount you have to click on the Install button.

    Install VMware Tools in ubuntu

    Step:- 2 VMware tools installation media mounted.

    VMware tools installation

    Step:- 3 Click to VMware tools mounted media and copy and paste any location as you like I am using Desktop location. (follow the screenshot for more information)   


    Step:- 4 you can remove the mounted media or can keep it as you wish. (right-click and remove )


    Step:- 5 Open the terminal. (follow the screenshot)


    Step:- 6  Login in your terminal as the root switch the directory (cd desktop) 
    Next Command > -/Desktop$ ls
    Select the VMwareTools file 
    -/Desktop$ tar -zvxf (select the file name as shown in your terminal 


    Step:- 7 follow the switch directory command 
    -/Desktop $ cd vmware-tools-distrib/
    -/Desktop/vmware-tools-disterib$ ls
    show you the file vmware-install.pl
    -/Desktop/vmware-tools-disterib$ sudo ./vmware-install.pl
    put the password


    Step:- 8 Put the default value (YES )


    Step: 10 VMware tools Installation is Successfully 


    Step:- 11 Reboot the Machine 
     

    VMware Tools Installation on Oracle

    Now, in this section I will show you how to install VMware Tools in Oracle it is a command-line-based installation and it's very easy you have to follow the below steps.

    Step:- 1 Login to your virtual machine and go to VM toolbar in the top click to VM, it shows you a new tool section you see the second last there mention Install VMware tools (follow the screenshot steps also)VM tool disk will mount you have to click on the Install button.

    Install VMware Tools in Oracle

    Step:- 2 VMware tools media mounted in the machine.

    VMware tools install in Oracle

    Step:- 3 Right-click and open the installation media.


    Step:- 4 Once you open your installer media drive you will see the list of file (follow the screenshot)
    there is once file name VMware tools-10.1.5.15-6627299.tar.gz  Copy this file (Kindly Ignore the version, maybe the VMware tools is a different version in your environment) 

    VMware tools Installation on Oracle

    Step:- 5 Paste this file on the desktop or other location as you like. 


    Step:- 6 Remove the media drive from the system. (right-click on media drive and click to eject)


    Step:- 7 Right-click VMware tools file and extract here.


    Step:- 8  File is Extracting wait for 1 to 2 minutes.
     

    Step:- 9 After extract will show you one folder like this (right-click the folder and open in terminal)


    Step:- 10 Us this command
    #ls
    if see the file vmware-install.pl
    # ./vmware-install.pl   after run this command 
    Put the default value (YES )

    Step:- 11 See the status of Installing VMware tools. (Put the default value (YES ))


    Step:-12 installation is successfully done. 


    Step:- 13 Restart the system.


    VMware Tools Installation on Kali

    Now, this section I will show you how to install VMware Tools in Kali it is a command-line-based installation and it's very easy you have to follow the below steps.

    Full Installation Video



    Step:- 1 Login to your virtual machine and go to VM toolbar in the top click to VM, it shows you a new tool section you see the second last there mention Install VMware tools (follow the screenshot steps also)VM tool disk will mount you have to click on the Install button.

    VMware tools Installation on kali

    Step:- 2 VMware tools is mount in your kali system.

    vmware tools install in kali

    Step:- 3 follow the below Screenshot


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    VMware Tools Installation on Parrot Security

    Now, in this section I will show you how to install VMware Tools in Parrot Security it is a command-line-based installation and it's very easy you have to follow the below steps.

    Step:- 1 Login to your virtual machine and go to VM toolbar in the top click to VM, it shows you a new tool section you see the second last there mention Install VMware tools (follow the screenshot steps also)VM tool disk will mount you have to click on the Install button.

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