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add vmtools installation to the gui

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Installing vmtools either on a fresh build or after the monthly OS updates is one of the few remaining reasons for connecting to the command line.


Would be nice to have a button in the gui.


Generically it only needs to run the following (assuming the installer has been mounted in vcenter)

mkdir /mnt/cdrom

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom/

cd /tmp

tar zxvf /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-9.6.2-1688356.tar.gz

umount /mnt/cdrom/

./VMware-tools-distrib/ –default


or if just reinstalling after an OS update:

cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib

./VMware-tools-distrib/ –default


Running as root obviously!


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