This tutorial present you how to install the VMware Tools on a virtual machine.

Présentation

Jaguar Network recommends you to install and maintain update the VMware Tools on your virtual machines.
This package developed by VMware regroups a lot of features and improve your virtual machine performances.

An operating System can work without this suite but a lot of functions aren’t available such as :
– The use of VMXnet3 network card (highly recommended next to the E1000 network card)
– Shrinking virtual disks
– Connecting or disconnecting virtual devices while the virtual machine is running
– Shutdown/Reboot the operating system directly from the tools bar
– Etc

The procedure for the installation of the VMware Tools depends of the Operating System of your virtual machine


Windows

From the vCenter console, do a right click on the virtual machine, select “Guest OS” and clic on “Install VMware Tools…”
A windows pop-up will appear, select “Interactive Upgrade” and click on “Upgrade”
This action will mount an ISO file on the virtual drive of your virtual machine.
Once it’s done, connect to your virtual machine and go to “My Computer”
Double click on the drive to launch the install :