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If you need to install the vmware tools for CentOS 6.x as a repo then: rpm –import http://packages.vmware.com/tools/keys/VMWARE-PACKAGING-GPG-RSA-KEY.pub vi /etc/yum.repos.d/VMWare-Tools.repo insert [vmware-tools] name=VMware Tools baseurl=http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/latest/rhel6/x86_64 #baseurl=http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/4.1latest/rhel6/i686 enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=http://packages.vmware.com/tools/keys/VMWARE-PACKAGING-GPG-RSA-KEY.pub This will point to the latest release for Centos 6.X_X64 then: To select a specific version of ESX you can browse the path to select different directories. yum -y install vmware-tools-services vmware-tools-esx-nox vmware-tools-pvscsi-common vmware-tools-plugins-autoUpgrade vmware-tools-plugins-guestInfo vmware-tools-plugins-powerOps vmware-tools-plugins-timeSync Now this might be a quick and dirty solution to get the latest tools from the repo. However, ESX doesn’t like it and will show them as (?) Running (3rd-party/Independent)” which means it won’t auto-update the tools. it might be better to mount the vmware tools from the ESX Server and after unpacking them to run vmware-install.pl -d to install unattended with the defaults.   Related posts: Linux / VMware: Howto Increase a / (Root) LVM partition on a single vmdk without adding another […]

VMware Error: Cannot open the disk ‘…../VMWare/Windows 7/Windows 7-000002.vmdk’ or one of the snapshot disks it depends on. Reason: Directory not empty.   Just run after a VM host crash into the following error when trying to restart the VM. “Cannot open the disk ‘…/VMWare/Windows 7/Windows 7-000002.vmdk’ or one of the snapshot disks it depends on. Reason: Directory not empty.” Resolution: No Panic. Go to the Directory where the files are located. # ls -al       to show the content of the directory. You probably see something like this. total 44G drwxrwx— 7 4.0K . drwxrwx–T 5 4.0K .. -rwxrwx— 1 2.0G 564db544-bc20-775d-7ebe-35a1a7ba303b.vmem drwxrwx— 3 4.0K caches -rwxrwx— 1 4.0M vmmcores-1.gz -rw-r—– 1 61K vmware-0.log -rw-r—– 1 61K vmware-1.log -rw-r—– 1 61K vmware-2.log -rw-r—– 1 61K vmware.log -rw-rw—- 1 924M Windows 7-000001.vmdk drwxrwx— 2 4.0K Windows 7-000001.vmdk.lck -rw-rw—- 1 2.9G Windows 7-000002.vmdk drwxrwx— 2 4.0K Windows 7-000002.vmdk.lck -rwxrwx— 1 […]

Ubuntu: How to uninstall VMWare Player Trivial task and it took me to Google the right page (but I hope its getting better now with the right trackbacks) http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1364485 the program is located under /usr/bin/vmware-installer Examples and usage: Be aware that you need to be root to execute all those commands so you either su – to root or use the sudo in front of each command. Show what is currently installed (list products): # sudo /usr/bin/vmware-installer -l Product Name Product Version ======================================== vmware-workstation 8.0.2.591240   Uninstall a Product # sudo /usr/bin/vmware-installer -u vmware-workstation The gui opens and gone is Vmware. Alternative:  # sudo /usr/bin/vmware-installer -u vmware-player for the VMWare Player   Related posts: Linux / VMware: Howto Increase a / (Root) LVM partition on a single vmdk without adding another partition CentOS 6.x: VMware Repo for VMware tools x86_64 CentOS / Debian: detect a new disk / lun without rebooting linux […]

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