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dancko
06-Jul-2014, 12:14
Hi at all, i'm new in this forums.

My problem is this:

I have windows as host OS an I have installed VMware workstation 9.0 on it.

As operating system guest I have installed linux CentOS distro and Suse Linux Enterprise 11 distro Teradata Express.

On VMware also I have installed VMware Tools utility, simply through the following steps: menu bar --> VM --> Install VMWare Tools.

Now, on CentOS distro, the copy & paste utility works fine!!!

In Suse Linux Enterprise 11 the copy & paste utility does not works at all!

I get message like this: "mount the virtual cd drive, launch a Terminal, and use tar to uncompress the installer. Then, execute vmware-install.pl to install VMWare Tools."

Can anyone help me where I can find the vmware-install.pl file?

ab
06-Jul-2014, 17:54
Two options:

Mark's a Linux guru and I've seen him use this option before as well as
some really neat stuff with software repositories:

https://www.suse.com/communities/conversations/free_tools/installing-vmware-tools-easy-way-osp/

Otherwise, there's a TID (7014488) on the topic:

https://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7014488

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dancko
07-Jul-2014, 10:08
Hi ab

thanks for the response. I appreciated it... but I have some problem/difficulty when installing the VMwareTools package following the guide of Mark that I found at link you have suggested me.

In particular when I prompting this command :

# zypper install vmware-tools-collection vmware-tools-esx-kmods-default vmware-tools-esx.....

i get these error:

Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
'vmware-tools-collection' not found.
'vmware-tools-esx-kmods-default' not found.
'vmware-tools-esx' not found.
Resolving package dependencies...

Nothing to do.

Can you or any other on the forum help me and suggest me the properly command?

thanks in advance.

ab
07-Jul-2014, 11:47
Did you see the link in his article to OSP?

https://www.vmware.com/support/packages

If you are on SLES 11 SP3 x86_64 I believe the repository you should add
is this one:

http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/latest/sles11.3/x86_64/

Code:
--------------------
sudo zypper ar
http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/latest/sles11.3/x86_64/index.html
vmware-osp-sles11sp3-x8664

sudo zypper ref
--------------------

After subscribing to the install source try the script again, or give the
TID a try.

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maikcat
07-Jul-2014, 12:10
on esxi 5.5 vmware tools are provided in .tar.gz package,
mount tools cdrom , extract the tarball (tar xf vmtools.tar.gz) then run vmware-install.pl script (IMPORTANT you will need gcc & kernel-sources before installing tools)

Michael.

ab
07-Jul-2014, 12:59
On 07/07/2014 05:14 AM, maikcat wrote:
>
> on esxi 5.5 vmware tools are provided in .tar.gz package,

Is there a reason you mentioned ESXi parts? This isn't, per the OP, using
ESXi

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maikcat
07-Jul-2014, 14:06
In Suse Linux Enterprise 11 the copy & paste utility does not works at all!

I get message like this: "mount the virtual cd drive, launch a Terminal, and use tar to uncompress the installer. Then, execute vmware-install.pl to install VMWare Tools."

Can anyone help me where I can find the vmware-install.pl file?

i though that it may be relevant...

if its not,please accept my apologies.

Michael.

dancko
07-Jul-2014, 22:48
Hi ab,

I tried to type in the terminal the code you have suggested me for add repository, but I get this error when refresh it:



TDExpress15.0.0.8_Sles11:~ # zypper ar http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx..._64/index.html vmware-osp-sles11sp3-x8664
Adding repository 'vmware-osp-sles11sp3-x8664' [done]
Repository 'vmware-osp-sles11sp3-x8664' successfully added
Enabled: Yes
Autorefresh: No
URI: http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx..._64/index.html


TDExpress15.0.0.8_Sles11:~ # zypper ref
Retrieving repository 'vmware-osp-sles11sp3-x8664' metadata [error]
Repository 'vmware-osp-sles11sp3-x8664' is invalid.
[|] Repository type can't be determined.
Please check if the URIs defined for this repository are pointing to a valid repository.
Skipping repository 'vmware-osp-sles11sp3-x8664' because of the above error.
Some of the repositories have not been refreshed because of an error.

TDExpress15.0.0.8_Sles11:~ #



It look like that the repository you have suggested me is not valid!!

P.S.: I do not have any Cdrom of VMware workstation 9.0 nor of Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 Teradata Express.

ab
07-Jul-2014, 23:17
On 07/07/2014 03:54 PM, dancko wrote:
>
> It look like that the repository you have suggested me is not valid!!

I guess VMware needs to fix their repository then. An alternative you
have is to download the RPMs from there manually and put them in a
directory in your network, then set that up as its own repository.
Another alternative is to just install the tools from there manually as
required by their documentation.

You can also use the TID as I posted originally.

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dancko
08-Jul-2014, 08:33
Ab, thanks, you're really helping me.


> On 07/07/2014 03:54 PM, Ab wrote:

You can also use the TID as I posted originally.

What's the TID?

Sorry for my incompetence.. but i do not expert of VMare.

Everything I have done with VMware technology is to install some guest operating systems on the host (windows) operating system.

dancko
08-Jul-2014, 09:00
ERRATA CORRIGE previous message:

Ab, thanks, you're really helping me.


> On 07/07/2014 03:54 PM, Ab wrote:

You can also use the TID as I posted originally.

What's the TID? ... the link you have suggested me https://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7014488 there are 11 steps. From step 5 it tell about of mount a Cd-Rom.... but I do not have any Cd-Rom neither of VMware Workstation nor of Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 Teradata Express.


> On 07/07/2014 03:54 PM, Ab wrote:

Another alternative is to just install the tools from there manually as
required by their documentation..

Sorry, what's the documentation exactly? In the link you have suggested me of Mark's blog there are two guide: one is for ESX version 4.1 and earlier, the other is for ESXi versions 5.1 and 5.0. (I installed on my pc VMWare workstation 9.0, I do not know what's ESX or ESXi).

What guide do I have to follow?

Sorry for my incompetence.. but i do not expert of VMare.

Everything I have done with VMware technology is to install some guest operating systems on the host (windows) operating system.

jmozdzen
08-Jul-2014, 11:01
Hi dancko,

Hi ab,

I tried to type in the terminal the code you have suggested me for add repository, but I get this error when refresh it:



TDExpress15.0.0.8_Sles11:~ # zypper ar http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx..._64/index.html vmware-osp-sles11sp3-x8664
Adding repository 'vmware-osp-sles11sp3-x8664' [done]
Repository 'vmware-osp-sles11sp3-x8664' successfully added
Enabled: Yes
Autorefresh: No
URI: http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx..._64/index.html


TDExpress15.0.0.8_Sles11:~ # zypper ref
Retrieving repository 'vmware-osp-sles11sp3-x8664' metadata [error]
Repository 'vmware-osp-sles11sp3-x8664' is invalid.
[|] Repository type can't be determined.
Please check if the URIs defined for this repository are pointing to a valid repository.
Skipping repository 'vmware-osp-sles11sp3-x8664' because of the above error.
Some of the repositories have not been refreshed because of an error.

TDExpress15.0.0.8_Sles11:~ #



It look like that the repository you have suggested me is not valid!!

P.S.: I do not have any Cdrom of VMware workstation 9.0 nor of Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 Teradata Express.

please use cut&paste with care:

# zypper ar http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx..._64/index.html vmware-osp-sles11sp3-x8664

To me it looks like you used the abbreviated version displayed by the forum software (see the "..." part?), rather that the actual URL the link is pointing to :)

Regards,
Jens

dancko
10-Jul-2014, 09:57
Hi,

finally, I have been able to install VMWare Tools. In particular, I have done it following a TID (7014488) on the topic: https://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7014488 that Ab has suggested me.


However, the problem now is that the VMWare Tool does not works fine.... meaning that whenever I starts the suse OS when it is down the VMWare Tools (copy & paste) do not works at all! But, when I RE-start the suse OS when it is on VMWare Tools (copy & paste from guest to host and viceversa) works fine!

So, every time, I first start the OS then immediately restart it. :)


P.S. jmozdzen you are right!! the URL that I prompted in the Terminal to add the repository was Bad!! I done bad copy & paste of the URL. :)

maikcat
10-Jul-2014, 11:51
its nice to read that you solved it out,

i am curious though


mount tools cdrom , extract the tarball (tar xf vmtools.tar.gz) then run vmware-install.pl script (IMPORTANT you will need gcc & kernel-sources before installing tools)

why you didnt try the solution i provided..... :(

Regards,
Michael.