15th June 2024

Installing VMware Tools on Ubuntu

You know that the installation of VMware Tools to the Linux OS family is not the same as in windows. While we are completing the installation with the “Next> Finish” logic in Windows, we do this with the code script in Linux. To install VMware tools on Linux, we first mount our VMware tools iso to our guest. Then we run the following commands


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install perl
sudo mkdir /mnt/cdrom
sudo mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
ls /mnt/cdrom
tar xzvf /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-*.tar.gz -C /tmp
cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/
sudo ./vmware-install.pl -d
sudo reboot


Then our guest reboots and our process is completed. You can see that VMware tools are installed in the summary tab on the Vsphere Client screen.


Note: Generally, you are experiencing this problem because the client version installed on Windows 10. If you install vSphere 6.0 client for Windows 10, the problem can be solved. “VSphere Client Downalod” List will help you in the link below.

Another option is;

To correct the problem, right-click on the VMware vSphere Client shortcut to get to its properties. In properties, select the compatibility tab. In the settings sub-area, check the “Disable display scaling on high DPI settings”.

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