VMware Tools on ESX or ESXi 4.1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 (and CentOS)

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Create VMware-tools Repo for Yum:

vi /etc/yum.repos.d/vmware-tools.repo OR wget http://internalconfig.irp.gatech.edu/dskldfkjdfj

For RHEL5 i386:

[vmware-tools]
name=VMware Tools
baseurl=http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/4.1u1/rhel5/i386
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1

For RHEL5 x86_64:

[vmware-tools]
name=VMware Tools
baseurl=http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/4.1u1/rhel5/x86_64
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1

For RHEL6 x86_64:

[vmware-tools]
name=VMware Tools
baseurl=http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/4.1u1/rhel6/x86_64
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1

Install VMware Tools via Yum, after importing Certificates:

wget http://packages.vmware.com/tools/keys/VMWARE-PACKAGING-GPG-DSA-KEY.pub
wget http://packages.vmware.com/tools/keys/VMWARE-PACKAGING-GPG-RSA-KEY.pub
rpm –import VMWARE-PACKAGING-GPG-RSA-KEY.pub
rpm –import VMWARE-PACKAGING-GPG-DSA-KEY.pub
yum update vmware-tools

 

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