ESXi 4.1.0 - Cannot install VMWARE Toools
Posted on 2010-08-20
Warning message from host.domain.com: Unable to install VMware Tools. An error occurred while trying to access image file "/usr/lib/vmware/isoimages/windows.iso" needed to install VMware Tools: No such file or directory. If your product shipped with the VMware Tools package, reinstall VMware ESX, then try again to install the VMware Tools package in the virtual machine.
Server PowerEdge T105
Quad-Core AMD Opteron 1354
Server 2008 SP2 x86
Troubleshooting steps performed:
Redownload, reimage and reinstall esxi
The path "/usr/lib/vmware/isoimages" does exist however, I cannot access the directory to validate windows.iso file exists.
I have downloaded the tools from VMware and have successfully installed them on the host but, I'm hoping to accomplish being able to install and update the tools in a normal fashion.
I have read several posts and performed many steps before I decided to manually download the tools so, I'm giving this 500 points bases on the difficulty level.
Thanks in advance,