How to install Open VM Tools (`open-vm-tools`) to Ubuntu?


(Dmitry Fedyuk) #1

open-vm-tools is preinstalled to Ubuntu 14.04 and later releases:

open-vm-tools packages for user space components are available with new versions of major Linux distributions, and are installed as part of the OS installation in several cases.
Please refer to VMware KB article for details.
All leading Linux vendors support open-vm-tools and bundle it with their products.
For information about OS compatibility for open-vm-tools, see the VMware Compatibility Guide at
Automatic installation of open-vm-tools along with the OS installation eliminates the need to separately install open-vm-tools in guests.

If open-vm-tools is absent in your Ubuntu, then you can install it manually with the command:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-desktop

VMware recommends to use Open VM Tools (`open-vm-tools`, OVT) instead of VMware Tools
How to check if Open VM Tools (`open-vm-tools`) are running in Ubuntu?
(Dmitry Fedyuk) #2

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