The objective is to install VMware tools on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux Vmware virtual machine.
Operating System and Software Versions
- Operating System: – Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
- Software: – VMware Workstation 14
Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via
sudo command is required.
- # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
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Install Open VMware Tools
The recommended way of installing VMware tools for a Ubuntu 18.04 Vmware virtual machine is to install the native
To install VMware tools for your Ubuntu 18.04 desktop, open up terminal within Ubuntu 18.04 virtual machine and execute:
$ sudo apt install open-vm-tools-desktop
For a headless Ubuntu 18.04 server VMware virtual machine installation execute:
$ sudo apt install open-vm-tools
Reboot your Ubuntu system, once the VMware tools installation is finished.
Install Official VMware tools
If from some reason the above Open VMware tools installation do not fit your purpose you can install VMware tools on Ubuntu 18.04 manually.
$ tar xzf /media/`whoami`/VMware\ Tools/VMwareTools-*.tar.gz -C ~/
To begin the installation execute:
$ sudo ~/vmware-tools-distrib/vmware-install.pl
Follow the wizard to complete the Vmware tools installation. Once ready, reboot your system.