The most current version of VMware Tools must be installed on the virtual machine or template to customize the guest operating system during cloning or deployment.
Installing VMware Tools in the guest operating system is vital. Although the guest operating system can run without VMware Tools, you lose important functionality and convenience.
When you install VMware Tools, you install the following components:
- The VMware Tools service (vmtoolsd.exe on Windows guests or vmtoolsd on Linux and Solaris guests).
- SVGA display driver, the vmxnet networking driver for some guest operating systems, BusLogic SCSI driver, memory control driver, the sync driver to quiesce I/O for Consolidated Backup, and the VMware mouse driver.
- VMware Tools control panel,
- A set of scripts that helps you to automate guest operating system operations.
- The VMware user process
How to install?
Select the Auto Run Option for the VMware Tools in VM.
Select Complete Installation
Click on Install
Check the status of VMware tools installation:
Click on VM in vSphere Client and click on summary tab
vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide
- VMware: Installing a Guest Operating System on Virtual Machine (cleanclouds.wordpress.com)
- Getting Started With Virtualization (Using VMware ESXi) – Part 0 (Quickstart) (standalone-sysadmin.com)
- VMware Tools On Linux VM Image (techmeasures.wordpress.com)