Install VMware Tools from VMware repository

This posting is ~5 years years old. You should keep this in mind. IT is a short living business. This information might be outdated.

Today I stumbled over a nice workaround. While installing a CentOS 6 VM, I needed to install the VMware Tools. I don’t know why, but I got an error message, regarding a non accessible VMware Tools ISO.

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I remembered a blog post I read a few months ago, about a VMware online repository, from which VMware tools can be installed. You can download the repository information here. The RPM for RHEL can also be used for CentOS. Simply download and install the RPM:

Now you can use the repository information to install the VMware Tools.

That’s it.

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