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Tuesday, 31 July 2012
VMware Tools Unavailable - Not Any More :-)
I've had a small gripe with VMware Workstation 8.0.4 for a while, and only just got around to fixing it.
I use VMware on my ThinkPad ( running Ubuntu 12.04 ) to run various IBM products, including WAS, DB2, Portal, Connections etc. and was building out a new VM for a colleague, who needs WebSphere Portal 8.
Having done the usual things, including using yum update to update the installed OS ( Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 64-bit ) to the latest release, changing the root password etc. I wanted to install VMware Tools.
However, I kept seeing VMware Tools Unavailable in the VM menu ( and greyed out ).
As ever, Google had the answer ( because Google is my friend ). This particular post: -
Ever seen this on your VMware Workstation and wondered what the problem was?
There's a really simple answer.
Shut down the Virtual Machine Edit Virtual Machine Settings Click the Options Tab Change the Guest Operating System from 'Other' to what it actually is. Restart the Virtual Machine and Update / install VMware Tools.
When I checked, my Guest Operating System selection was, as expected, set to Other. I changed it to Linux / Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 64-bit I was able to select VMware Tools from the VM menu, which allowed me to mount the ISO image that contains the tools, and actually install them - which was nice.