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HOW TO: Install open-vm-tools for Linux on a VMware Linux virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)
EE Fellow, MVE, Expert of the Year 2021,2017-11, Scribe 2016-2012, Author of the Year 2018-6,2013-2012 VMware vExpert Pro, vExpert 2022-2011
In this video, I will show you HOW TO: Install Open Virtual Machine Tools for Linux on a VMware Linux virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop edition installed.

For more guidance and a step by step tutorial with screenshots, which supports this video, please see the following article which this video is based on HOW TO: Install open-vm-tools for Linux on a VMware Linux virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server

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1. Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) or vSphere vCenter Server using the VMware Host or vSphere Web Client.

Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0). Please see this video.

HOW TO: Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0U2 (ESXi 7.0.2) using the vSphere (HTML5 Web) Host Client 7.0

2. Checking if VMware Tools is installed in the Virtual Machine.

Check the virtual machine summary to check if VMware Tools is installed.

4. Log in to the guest virtual machine.

Enter the username and password, and log in to Ubuntu.

5. Installing open-vm-tools for Ubuntu.

Start a bash shell, as sudo, and use the command apt-get install open-vm-tools
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