How to Run VMware Tools in Linux Systems

How to Run VMware Tools in Linux Systems VMware Tools is a necessity while working inside of the VMware application. It provides increases in productivity by using features such as a fitted virtual machine window inside the application, fluidity between the VMware interface and the virtual machine itself, and others. Note: Screenshots in this article are all taken in a VM that already has VMware ...
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VMware Tools in Kali Linux

VMware Tools in Kali Linux Should you decide to create your own VMware installation of Kali Linux rather than using our pre-made VMware images, you will need to follow the instructions below in order to successfully install VMware Tools in your Kali installation. Installing VMware Tools in Kali Linux Rolling As of Sept 2015, VMware recommends using the distribution-specific open-vm-tools (O...
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How to Install VMware Tools on Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10

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How to Install VMware Tools on Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10 In this tutorial you will learn the easiest way to install VMware Tools on Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10. Introduction Installing VMware Tools on Linux operating systems (OS) used to be harder than it is now. You had to mount the ISO, copy the correct package to the guest OS, unzip it, and then run through the installation steps. Fortunately i...
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Installing VMware tools on an Ubuntu guest

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Installing VMware tools on an Ubuntu guest VMware tools can be obtained from: the open-vm-tools package in Ubuntu packages.vmware.com your VMware host (this method does not use .deb packages) VMware recommends users to use open-vm-tools on Linux, including Ubuntu. Installing from Ubuntu package open-vm-tools on Trusty Tahr 14.04 and later open-vm-tools is the recommended m...
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HOW TO INSTALL VMWARE VCENTER APPLIANCE (VCSA) 6.0

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HOW TO INSTALL VMWARE VCENTER APPLIANCE (VCSA) 6.0 In this byte, we will go over how to install VMware vCenter Appliance  (vCSA) 6.0 This is a pretty straightforward deployment. To save time make sure your DNS entries are taken care of before the installation (forward and reverse). In a change from previous versions, the vCSA is no longer an OVA. It now comes as an ISO that you can ...
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Deploying vCenter Server appliance (vCSA) 6.0 Update 2

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Deploying vCenter Server appliance (vCSA) 6.0 Update 2 On March 15 2016, VMware released vSphere 6.0 Update 2. VMware VSAN 6.2 is also released as part of vSphere 6.0 Update 2. Please take a look at my post What’s new with  Virtual SAN 6.2 released with lot of exciting features like deduplication and compression. In this post, We are going to learn the step by step deployment procedure fo...
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Installing VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5

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Installing VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 VMware has announced that VMware vSphere 6.5 has gone general available this week. Now installing VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (VCSA) is even easier as the requirement for the client integration plugin has been removed and now the VCSAappliance is delivered via an ISO image with an installation wizard that’s been broken up into two sta...
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How to Clone or Copy a virtual machine in VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX/ESXi 4.x or ESXi 5.0

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How to Clone or Copy a virtual machine in VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX/ESXi 4.x or ESXi 5.0 This Tutorial covers a very basic and common question asked on Experts Exchange, "How Do I Clone or Copy a virtual machine in VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX/ESXi 4.x, ESXi 5.0?" Using the following method, no third party tools are required or need to be installed, other than the VMware vSphere Client.. ...
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Reset vCenter SSO Administrator Password vSphere 6.5

Reset vCenter SSO Administrator Password vSphere 6.5 By default, the vCenter Single Sign-On password expires every 90 days. To prevent unexpected expiration, the vSphere Client issues a warning when the password is about to expire; however, if you find yourself in a situation where you cannot recall the password or the password has expired, it can be reset. The reset process is performed from...
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vSphere HA (VMware HA)

vSphere HA (VMware HA) VMware vSphere HA (High Availability) is a utility included in VMware's vSphere software that can restart failed virtual machines (VMs) on alternative host servers to reduce application downtime. VSphere HA enables a server administrator to pool physical servers on the same network into a logical group called a high availability cluster. During a server failure, such a...
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