VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machine’s guest operating system and improves management of the virtual machine.
To address questions we receive about installing VMware Tools we have created a set of knowledgebase articles complete with videos. Each Guest operating system has slightly different steps to perform this common operation, so we’ve created a general article, which then branches out to more specific articles/videos for your specific Guest OS.
We recommend that when you need to install VMware Tools, start with article: General VMware Tools installation instructions (1014294).
Then, depending on your VM’s operating system, see one of:
- Installing VMware Tools in a Windows virtual machine (1018377)
- Installing VMware Tools in a Novell virtual machine (1018299)
- Installing VMware Tools in a Linux virtual machine using RPM (1018392)
- Installing VMware Tools in a Linux virtual machine using Compiler (1018414)
Are there any other videos you’d like to see about VMware tools?