There is a great deal of material on this subject. However, this guide is a simplistic one for my reference. If anyone should find it useful, that would be great too. Here are the steps to install VMware tools on Linux CentOS 6 and Linux CentOS 7.
CentOS 6: Install VMware tools
From within the VMware vSPhere Client:
- navigate Home > inventory > VMs and Templates
- Select VM, right click, select Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools
From within VMware Workstation (11)
- Right click on the virtual machine, select Install VMware Tools...
From within the CentOS 6 virtual machine.
mount /dev/cdrom /media cp /media/VMwareTools-<<version #>> /opt cd /opt umount /media tar zxvf /opt/VMwareTools-<<version #>>.tar.gz /opt/vmware-tools-distrib/vmware-install.pl -d
If there is an error, likely perl needs to be installed.
yum install perl
CentOS 7: Install VMware tools
Brace yourself, this is too easy.
yum install open-vm-tools
Bonus: Oracle Linux 7.1 minimal
yum install open-vm-tools-deploypkg