This tutorial is step by step installation of VMware Tools on CentOs 6.3, why it is important to install VMware Tools on guest machine ?

1.Faster Graphic Performance
2.Shared folders and Drag and Drop operations
3.Synchronization of time with host PC
4.Automatic Grab and release mouse cursor
5.Copy and Paste Options from host to guest



Before Installing VMware Tools Make Sure you have installed following RPMs.

kernel-devel, make, gcc, perl, kernel-headers

Install using yum :

yum install kernel-devel make gcc perl kernel-headers

Step-1 Select Install VMware Tools















Select VM > Install VMware Tools.

Step-2 Mount DVD on ‘/mnt’ directory and copy main file.

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/
Create Directory on ‘/’ (root).
mkdir /vm-tools
Change Directory to ‘/mnt’
cd /mnt
Copy VM-Tools to ‘/vm-tools’
cp VMwareTools-8.4.5-324285.tar.gz /vm-tools/

Step-3 Extract the File

Change Directory to ‘/vm-tools’
ch /vm-tools
Extract file
tar -xzvf VMwareTools-8.4.5-324285.tar.gz

Step-4 Run Installation script

Change directory to extracted directory
cd vmware-tools-distrib/
Run the Installation script ‘’

Note : Press Enter for Default Selections.

Step-5 Restart Virtual Machine and verify the installation.

Restart VM
init 6
Verify the Installation by typing below command in terminal.
Watch the Video :

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