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Installing VMWare Tools on Linux

May 3, 2020 CentOS, Linux, Ubuntu, VMWare

This guide will step you through the steps to install the VMWare tools onto a Linux machine. In some cases, open-vm-tools may already be installed as a default package in your distribution.

Below are some example installation commands.

If you are running a non graphical/server operating system, use the server examples. If you are running a graphical/desktop version, use the desktop examples.

Ubuntu/Debian Server (No GUI)

$ sudo apt install open-vm-tools

Ubuntu/Debian Desktop (GUI)

$ sudo apt install open-vm-tools-desktop

RHEL/Fedora/CentOS Server (No GUI)

$ sudo yum install open-vm-tools

RHEL/Fedora/CentOS Desktop (GUI)

$ sudo yum install open-vm-tools-desktop

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