Install VMware Tools On Linux

This method should work on ESXi/Vsphere/Vmware Workstation. Please follow the following instructions, It is same for installing vmware tools for linux.

How to install VMware Tools in a CentOS Guest

First, you must select option for Install/Upgrade Tools in your eSXI./Vshere/Vmware Workstation  To this,
Right click on virtual machine→ Guest Menu → Install/Upgrade Vmware Tools.

For Fusion: Virtual Machine > Install VMware Tools.
For Workstation: VM > Install VMware Tools.
For Player: Player > Manage > Install VMware Tools.


install Development tools first


yum groupinstall "Development Tools"


apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)

Now, copy and paste the following commands in your terminal:

mkdir /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
cp /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-*.tar.gz /tmp
umount /mnt/cdrom
tar zxf /tmp/VMwareTools*.tar.gz -C /tmp
cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/
./ –default

Please  follow  the instructions one by one.


Remove the installation files

rm f /tmp/VMwareTools*.tar.gz
rm -rf /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib