Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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....