Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Installing VMware tools in Centos 7

here is another simple way of installing vmware tools,
# yum install open-vm-tools
# systemctl start vmtoolsd.service

enable vm tools to start on boot
# systemctl enable vmtoolsd.service


For those having problem, please follow back the below guide for manual installation

-: above information updated on 6th April 2016


I am using VMware Player version 6.0.2 build-1744117

After done format Centos 7 (i format using minimal option)
you need to install few package to be use for installing the vmware tools
after done install and update, reboot it

If you are format choosing minimal option as well,
you might need to install Development tools group
# yum groupinstall "Development Tools"

and also please make sure you had perl install

below is the package needed for vmware to be use:-
- net-tools (to provide ifconfig command)
- kernel-headers
- kernel-devel
- gcc

# yum install net-tools kernel-headers kernel-devel gcc
# yum update
# reboot

after done reboot, mount the cdrom to /media

# mount /dev/cdrom /media

then copy out the VMwareTools-x.x.x.tar.gz to your root folder
then extract out the file

# cp VMwareTools-x.x.x.tar.gz /root/
# tar -zxvf VMwareTools-x.x.x.tar.gz
# cd vmware-tools-distrib

then run the
just click enter for all option


  1. Excellent article. The instructions worked on VMware 5.0 with CentOS 7 minimal installation.

  2. This article was very helpful. Perl also needs to be installed to run the "" script.

  3. Superb explanation & it's too clear to understand the concept as well, keep sharing admin with some updated information with right examples.Keep update more posts.

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  4. the simple method was very helpful, it saved me a lot of time