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Also see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Tools
 
Also see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Tools
 
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==Ubuntu 14.04 LTS==
 
Type the following in a [[Xterm|terminal]]:
 
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vmware-vmtools.list
 
Copy and paste the following into the open file
 
deb ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/pub/mirrors/vmware-tools/tools/esx/latest/ubuntu trusty main
 
Save the file by typing '''CTL+O''', and then pressing '''Enter'''. Exit the file by typing '''CTL+X'''.
 
 
Now type the following to update the software lists:
 
sudo apt-get update
 
 
Finally, to install the VMWare tools, type the following:
 
sudo apt-get install vmware-tools-services
 
 
To see if the service is running after installation, type:
 
pstree
 
 
You should see the '''vmtoolsd''' service running.
 
 
==Ubuntu 12.04 LTS==
 
Type the following in a [[Xterm|terminal]]:
 
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vmware-vmtools.list
 
Copy and paste the following into the open file
 
deb ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/pub/mirrors/vmware-tools/tools/esx/latest/ubuntu precise main
 
Save the file by typing '''CTL+O''', and then pressing '''Enter'''. Exit the file by typing '''CTL+X'''.
 
 
Now type the following to update the software lists:
 
sudo apt-get update
 
 
Finally, to install the VMWare tools, type the following:
 
sudo apt-get install vmware-tools-services
 
 
To see if the service is running after installation, type:
 
pstree
 
 
You should see the '''vmtoolsd''' service running.
 
 
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Revision as of 19:18, 1 May 2016

The central IT dept is making use of VMWare virtualisation. This wiki page documents the installation of the VMWare tools for a virtualised Ubuntu server.

Also see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Tools