VMware Tools On vCSA/SLES 11

In order to install VMware Tools On vCSA (Virtual Center Server Appliance) or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server you will be employing a two step process. First you will need to right click on the Virtual Machine in vSphere and choose “guest” > “Install/Upgrade VMware Tools” pictured left.vm-tools Next you will need to run the following commands in terminal. Please make note that these commands can easily be pasted into a bash script and run that way. It is also important to note that if using this tutorial for vCSA, you will need to uninstall the pre-intsalled VMware Tools prior to installing the most recent version. This can be accomplished as shown below.

Remove vCSA VMware Tools

# export vmware tool package names to text
rpm -qa | grep -Ei '(vmware-tools|<\vm\>)' | sort > /tmp/vmware-tools.txt
# remove packages from /tmp/vmware-tools.txt
rpm -e vmware-tools-core-9.4.0-1.sles11 vmware-tools-esx-kmods-default-9.4.0-1.sles11 vmware-tools-esx-nox-9.4.0-1.sles11 vmware-tools-foundation-9.4.0-1.sles11 vmware-tools-guestlib-9.4.0-1.sles11 vmware-tools-libraries-nox-9.4.0-1.sles11 vmware-tools-plugins-autoUpgrade-9.4.0-1.sles11 vmware-tools-plugins-deployPkg-9.4.0-1.sles11 vmware-tools-plugins-grabbitmqProxy-9.4.0-1.sles11 vmware-tools-plugins-guestInfo-9.4.0-1.sles11 vmware-tools-plugins-hgfsServer-9.4.0-1.sles11 vmware-tools-plugins-powerOps-9.4.0-1.sles11 vmware-tools-plugins-timeSync-9.4.0-1.sles11 vmware-tools-plugins-vix-9.4.0-1.sles11 vmware-tools-plugins-vmbackup-9.4.0-1.sles11 vmware-tools-services-9.4.0-1.sles11 vmware-tools-vmci-common-9.4.0-4.sles11 vmware-tools-vmci-kmp-default-9.5.13.0_3.0.13_0.27-4.sles11 vmware-tools-vmxnet-common-9.4.0-4.sles11 vmware-tools-vmxnet-kmp-default-2.0.15.0_3.0.13_0.27-4.sles11 vmware-tools-vsock-common-9.4.0-4.sles11 vmware-tools-vsock-kmp-default-9.5.6.0_3.0.13_0.27-4.sles11

Install Updated VMware Tools

mkdir /tmp/cdrom
mount /dev/cdrom1 /tmp/cdrom
cp /tmp/cdrom/VM*.tar.gz /tmp
umount /tmp/cdrom
cd /tmp
tar xzvf VM*.tar.gz
cd vmware-tools-distrib
./vmware-install.pl -d

 

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