VMware Tools on ESXi 5.0u1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 (and CentOS)

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Vmware-Tools for RHEL5 and RHEL6 on ESXi 5.0u1

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Import the VMware Keys:
rpm --import http://packages.vmware.com/tools/keys/VMWARE-PACKAGING-GPG-DSA-KEY.pub
rpm --import http://packages.vmware.com/tools/keys/VMWARE-PACKAGING-GPG-RSA-KEY.pub
(keys can be downloaded separately from http://packages.vmware.com/tools/keys)

Yum Repo Format and Syntax


vi /etc/yum.repo.d/vmware-tools.repo
[vmware-tools]
name=VMware Tools
baseurl=http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/esxi-version/dist/arch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1

VMware ESXi 5.0u1 – RHEL6 – x86_64 


vi /etc/yum.repo.d/vmware-tools.repo

[vmware-tools]
name=VMware Tools
baseurl=http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/5.0u1/rhel6/x86_64
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1

yum remove vmware-open-vm-tools-kmod
rpm -qa | grep vmware
yum clean all
yum install vmware-tools-esx-kmods vmware-tools-esx

VMware ESXi 5.0u1 – RHEL5 – x86


vi /etc/yum.repo.d/vmware-tools.repo
[vmware-tools]
name=VMware Tools
baseurl=http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/5.0u1/rhel6/i386
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1

yum remove vmware-open-vm-tools-kmod
rpm -qa | grep vmware
yum clean all
yum install vmware-tools-esx-kmods-PAE vmware-tools-esx

VMware ESXi 5.0u1 – RHEL5 – x86_64 


vi /etc/yum.repo.d/vmware-tools.repo
[vmware-tools]
name=VMware Tools
baseurl=http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/5.0u1/rhel5/x86_64
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1

yum remove vmware-open-vm-tools-kmod
rpm -qa | grep vmware
yum clean all
yum install vmware-tools-esx-kmods vmware-tools-esx
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