VMware Tools CentOS 6.x easy installation guide.

VMware Tools CentOS 6.x easy installation guide.


if you have installed new setup of centos or you haven’t installed yet, you need make, gcc, kernel-devel..

yum install gcc make kernel-devel


Install VMware Tools

Mount your VMWare tools by pressing “Install VMware Tools” in the VM menu.


Check you have root permissions. if needed press ‘su’.


cd /opt
mkdir cdrom
mount /dev/cdrom /opt/cdrom
cd cdrom
tar -zxvf VMWareTools-8.8.0-471268.tar.gz -C /opt
umount /dev/cdrom
cd /opt/vmware-tools-distrib
perl vmware-install.pl

Don’t forget to check if the filename (VMWareTools-x.x.0-xxxxxxxx.tar.gz) is the same as yours. you may find it under other version.

 VMware Tools CentOS

Press ‘Y’ and continue with the wizard. ENTER for default values.

Reboot, and you’ have VMware tools installed.



To upgrade, run the same procedure again with newer version.

If you want to install using GUI, read more here


That’s it!

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