Wednesday, January 16, 2019

VMware Tools ISO Does Not Exist

1. You attempt to Install VMware Tools and you get the following error:

The required VMware Tools ISO image does not exist or is inaccessible. vix error code = 21001 Unable to install VMware Tools. An error occurred while trayin got access image file "/user'/lib/vmware/isoimages/windows.iso" needed to install VMware Tools: 2 (no such file or directory). Please refer the product documentation or KB article 2129825 for details....blah blah blah you get the point.

First...that KB article is wrong. It's 1036810:

2. Go to the latest VMware Tools of your OS (You don't need to be logged in):

3. Download the ISO and then WinSCP the file or whatever method you want to use to copy the file to /usr/lib/vmware/isoimages/

The quick and easy way is to just mount it and then install the VMware Tools. If you want to get gritty! Follow on!

4. If you don't know how to copy files to Linux. Use Linux Academy. It's way too much to try to type here: 

5. Access the VCSA UI from the browser with port: 5480 (e.g.

6. Enable SSH Login and Bash Shell under Access on the Appliance.

7. VCSA 6.7U1 doesn't not have "isoimages" under the /usr/lib/vmware/ path so you need to create it. 

8. mkdir isoimages && cd isoimages

9. If you have external internet connectivity. Grap the file with wget


mv VMware-tools-windows-10.3.5-10430147.iso (space and then type) windows.iso



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