How to install Open Virtual Machine Tools (open-vm-tools) on squeeze/wheezy

The Open Virtual Machine Tools (open-vm-tools) are the open source implementation of VMware Tools. They are a set of guest operating system virtualization components that enhance performance and user experience of virtual machines.

wheezy

Installing open-vm-tools is very easy on wheezy, just install the package using apt-get and reboot the machine when completed.

apt-get install open-vm-tools

squeeze

Here’s how to install open-vm-tools on squeeze:

1. Add the contrib area to the apt sources (pico /etc/apt/sources.list)

For example, change:

deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main

to

deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib

2. Run apt-get update

apt-get update

3. Install open-vm-tools

apt-get install open-vm-tools

4. Restart the machine

reboot

1 comment

  1. That seems to be very easy! I will try to install it too. Thanks for sharing this information.

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