Configure open-source vmware-tools

By | 2023-05-08

Generate the vmware.repo file with so that you can install the files with yum:

echo '[vmware-tools]' > /etc/yum.repos.d/vmware.repo
echo 'name=VMware Tools' >> /etc/yum.repos.d/vmware.repo
echo 'baseurl=$basearch' >> /etc/yum.repos.d/vmware.repo
echo 'enabled=1' >> /etc/yum.repos.d/vmware.repo
echo 'gpgcheck=1' >> /etc/yum.repos.d/vmware.repo

Import the keys so that you can validate the packages:

rpm --import ''

If you need X graphics install it like this:

yum -y install vmware-tools-esx

If you don’t:

yum -y install vmware-tools-esx-nox