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How to install VMWare tools on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

This document (7014488) is provided subject to the disclaimer at the end of this document.

Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

Situation

How to install VMWare tools on SLES server
VMWare tools missing from server

Resolution

  1. Launch YaST | Software | Software Management
  2. Change Filter to Patterns, and make sure c++ compiler is installed.
    • If the c++ compiler pattern is not available, add the SLES DVD/ISO as a repository
      http://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc/?id=7014489
    • If the c++ pattern is not installed, select it in the list of available patterns and install c++ compiler
  3. Right-click the VMWare guest in the VMWare client, and click Install VMWare tools
    • This may also be under a Guest tab after right-clicking on the guest VMWare
  4. Close YaST
  5. Type mount /dev/cdrom /media
  6. Type cp /media/*.tar.gz /tmp
  7. Type cd /tmp
  8. Type tar -zxvf VM*.tar.gz
  9. Type /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/vmware-install.pl --default
  10. Type init 6 to restart the server
  11. Type /etc/init.d/vmware-tools status to make sure it is running

Disclaimer

This Support Knowledgebase provides a valuable tool for NetIQ/Novell/SUSE customers and parties interested in our products and solutions to acquire information, ideas and learn from one another. Materials are provided for informational, personal or non-commercial use within your organization and are presented "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

  • Document ID:7014488
  • Creation Date:31-JAN-14
  • Modified Date:10-MAR-16
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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