Jan 26, 2014

Install VMware Tools on Debian Wheezy 7.3

To install VMware Tools on Debian Wheezy 7.3 we have install gcc, make, and linux hearders packages first (can be installed from the DVD source)
apt-get install gcc make linux-header* linux-kbuild*
Mount the VMware Tools iso
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt
Extract the tool
cd /mnt
tar xvf VMware* -C /tmp
Install VMware Tools
cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib
./vmware-install.pl
Note: If we clone a VM on vSphere and see the VMware Tools status as Current (not running), then we need to rerun the VMware Tools config after cloning
/usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl
After that, check if we can see the IP of the VM.