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Update VMware tools to version 5.1

Uninstall old vmware tools

#  locate
# ./<path and filename from above>
Uninstalling the tar installation of VMware Tools.
Stopping VMware Tools services in the virtual machine:
 Guest operating system daemon:                          [  OK  ]
 Unmounting HGFS shares:                                 [  OK  ]
 Guest filesystem driver:                                [  OK  ]
 Guest memory manager:                                   [  OK  ]
File /etc/X11/xorg.conf is backed up to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.old.1.
File /etc/updatedb.conf is backed up to /etc/updatedb.conf.old.1.
File /etc/modprobe.conf is backed up to /etc/modprobe.conf.old.1.
The removal of VMware Tools 3.5.0 build-158874 for Linux completed 
successfully. Thank you for having tried this software.

Import Vmware GPG keys

# rpm --import
# rpm --import

Create vmware repo (Applies for ESX 5.1 and RHEL5)

name=VMware Tools for Red Hat Enterprise Linux $releasever - $basearch

Install vmware tools:

# yum install vmware-tools-esx-kmods vmware-tools-esx


Update VMware tools from ESX4.0 to ESX 4.1

Remove old Vmware tools for Operation System Specific Packages (OSP version).

# yum remove vmware-* -y
# rpm -e --noscripts vmware-open-vm-tools-xorg-drv-mouse-
# rpm -e --noscripts vmware-open-vm-tools-xorg-drv-display-

Update Vmware repository

# cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
# vi vmware-tools.repo
Change repository from EXS4.0 to 4.1:

Get rpm package key from Vmware:

# cd /tmp
# wget

Install GPG key:

# rpm --import  

Install new vmware-tools

# yum install vmware-tools -y
# service vmware-tools restart

Vmware OSP install document:

update_vmware-tools.txt · Last modified: 2013/01/18 15:55 by root