Build & Install VMWare Tools in Ubuntu

Building and installing vmware tools is simple and easy in Ubuntu.

First of all install the required build tools:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`

Once that is done select “Install/Upgrade VMware Tools” from your VMWare Infrastructure Client. Picture 5

Make sure you run the following commands from the VMware console. DO NOT run them over a remote session, as it resets the network and will drop the session midway.

Select all of the defaults, it will then compile the module for your system.

mount /cdrom
cp /cdrom/*.gz .
tar xvzf VM*.gz
cd vmware*
sudo ./
** accept all default values **
sudo reboot

Once your server comes back up thats you done!

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