Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Install Vmware Tools in OpenSolaris 2009

To install vmware tools successfully

you need to copy the vmware-solaris-tools.tar.gz in a directory(for me it is /tmp/sourav)


cd /tmp/sourav

gunzip -dc vmware-solaris-tools.tar.gz | tar xvf - 


Decompress the file using gunzip command. For example:

# gunzip vmware-solaris-tools.tar.gz

Extract the contents of the tar file with the command:

# tar xvf vmware-solaris-tools.tar 


 cd vmware-tools-distrib

To install VMware Tools, run this command from the directory you changed to in step 7:


Check if VMware tools service is running with the command:

 /etc/init.d/vmware-tools status

The output is similar to:

vmtoolsd is running

Add vmware-toolbox to the list of startup commands of your desktop.

for my opensolaris(2009)

it is in 


Click Startup Programs tab and add these entries:

/ usr/bin/vmware-user



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