Category: VMware


VMware Tools install, kernel headers missing, Fedora

By polfilm,

Vmware Tools perl script is actually building the vmtools on your machine. First thing you need to do is update your system so you don’t get a module mismatch.

yum update

Once the system is updated reboot.
When the system comes back just add kernel headers by running

yum install kernel-devel

You can now run the vmware tools script again.

How to Install VMware Tools to Centos via YUM repository

By polfilm,

I used this to install VMware tools to CentOS 6.2 on ESXi 4.1

Add VMware GPG keys:

rpm --import http://packages.vmware.com/tools/keys/VMWARE-PACKAGING-GPG-DSA-KEY.pub
rpm --import http://packages.vmware.com/tools/keys/VMWARE-PACKAGING-GPG-RSA-KEY.pub

Edit /etc/yum.repos.d/vmware-tools.repo:

[vmware-tools]
name=VMware Tools
baseurl=http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/4.1latest/rhel6/$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1

Install VMware Tools:

yum install vmware-open-vm-tools-nox

vCenter should show “Unmanaged” – this means that CentOS package manager is responsible for updates.