Install VMWare Tools in Debian – 2016

1 09 2016

Since the supoort for the official and propietary VMWare Tools shiped from VMWare are ended in favour of the Open VM Tools, the execution of the “vmware-install.pl” script passed away.

The official document pointed to this change is the “VMware support for Open VM Tools (2073803)”, highlightning from there the following lines:

– VMware recommends using OVT redistributed by operating system vendors.
– VMware fully supports virtual machines that include OVT redistributed by operating system vendors, which is done in collaboration with the OS vendor and OS communities. However, the operating system release must be published as certified by the specific VMware product in the online VMware Compatibility Guide.
– VMware provides assistance to operating system vendors and communities with the integration of open-vm-tools with OS releases.
– VMware fully supports virtual appliances that include OVT , which is done in collaboration with the virtual appliance vendor.
– VMware does not recommend removing OVT redistributed by operating system vendors.

So, now, installing Open VM Tools is as easier as other package:

# apt-get install open-vm-tools

https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=open-vm-tools

https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2073803

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