Installing VMware Tools on RedHat/CentOS 6

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Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:46 -- Joris

Installing Vmware Tools on RedHat/CentOS 6, the easy way!

Go to http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/index.html and search for the correct ESX and Linux version.

For example, for vmware 5.1 and RedHat/CentOS 6, install the repo. (cfr. http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/5.1/repos/index.html)

# yum install http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/5.1/repos/vmware-tools-repo-RHEL6-9.0.0-2.x86_64.rpm

Now you can search for vmware packages :

# yum search vmware

And install the VMware tools for a cli-only system :

# yum -y install vmware-tools-esx-nox

In the vSphere client, the VMware Tools should show up as Installed almost immediately.