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How to Install VMware Tools in Ubuntu 12.04LTS

This is a quick down and dirty on installing VMware tools in Ubuntu 12.04LTS on VMware ESX 5.1 Installation was conducted on a Virtual Machine to create a Ubuntu 12.04LTS Server template.

1. Download Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - http://www.ubuntu.com/download/server/download - 64-bit 2. Knowledge of mounting .ISO inside of Datastore on VMware vCenter 4.0+ is assumed. 3. Install Ubuntu 12.04LTS Server to your specifications for your template. I am using LVM + 512MB 4. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade 5. sudo mkdir /media/vmware 6. sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/vmware 7. cp /media/vmware/VMware*tar.gz /tmp | cd /tmp 8. tar xzvf VMware*.gz 9. cd vmware-tools-distrib 10. sudo ./vmware-install.pl 11. Accept all defaults 12. sudo reboot and Enjoy....