How to install VMWare Tools for ESX 5.x on Symantec Security Information Manager (SSIM) 4.8

Article:TECH202131  |  Created: 2013-01-28  |  Updated: 2013-01-28  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH202131
Article Type
Technical Solution


Subject

Issue



You want to install the VMWare tools on your Virtual SSIM Appliance 4.8


Environment



The example in this article is for ESX 5.x. Depending of the version of the Virtualisation software the steps might be different


Solution



In your ESX Console (or VCenter) open your virtual SSIM Appliance and go to :

Inventory -> Guest -> Install VMWare Tools

This will attach the virtual CDROM containing the tool to the SSIM Appliance. However you still need to mount the device.

The command above in the screenshot are an example.

Once the files are extracted in the /root foder typically you have a perf script installed to run like :

[root@atr-ses-sssimvm2 vmware-tools-distrib]# ./vmware-install.pl

 

A full extract of the log from the installation of the tools:

 [root@atr-ses-ssimvm5 vmware-tools-distrib]# ./vmware-install.pl
Creating a new VMware Tools installer database using the tar4 format.

Installing VMware Tools.

In which directory do you want to install the binary files?
[/usr/bin]

What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to rc6.d/)?
[/etc/rc.d]

What is the directory that contains the init scripts?
[/etc/rc.d/init.d]

In which directory do you want to install the daemon files?
[/usr/sbin]

In which directory do you want to install the library files?
[/usr/lib/vmware-tools]

The path "/usr/lib/vmware-tools" does not exist currently. This program is
going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?
[yes]

In which directory do you want to install the documentation files?
[/usr/share/doc/vmware-tools]

The path "/usr/share/doc/vmware-tools" does not exist currently. This program
is going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you
want? [yes]

The installation of VMware Tools 8.6.0 build-425873 for Linux completed
successfully. You can decide to remove this software from your system at any
time by invoking the following command: "/usr/bin/vmware-uninstall-tools.pl".

Before running VMware Tools for the first time, you need to configure it by
invoking the following command: "/usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl". Do you want
this program to invoke the command for you now? [yes]

Initializing...


Making sure services for VMware Tools are stopped.



[EXPERIMENTAL] The VMware FileSystem Sync Driver (vmsync) is a new feature that
creates backups of virtual machines. Please refer to the VMware Knowledge Base
for more details on this capability. Do you wish to enable this feature?
[no]

Found a compatible pre-built module for vmci.  Installing it...


Found a compatible pre-built module for vsock.  Installing it...


The module vmxnet3 has already been installed on this system by another
installer or package and will not be modified by this installer.  Use the flag
--clobber-kernel-modules=vmxnet3 to override.

The module pvscsi has already been installed on this system by another
installer or package and will not be modified by this installer.  Use the flag
--clobber-kernel-modules=pvscsi to override.

The module vmmemctl has already been installed on this system by another
installer or package and will not be modified by this installer.  Use the flag
--clobber-kernel-modules=vmmemctl to override.

The VMware Host-Guest Filesystem allows for shared folders between the host OS
and the guest OS in a Fusion or Workstation virtual environment.  Do you wish
to enable this feature? [no]

Found a compatible pre-built module for vmxnet.  Installing it...


Found a compatible pre-built module for vmblock.  Installing it...


No X install found.

Creating a new initrd boot image for the kernel.
vmware-tools start/running
The configuration of VMware Tools 8.6.0 build-425873 for Linux for this running
kernel completed successfully.

You must restart your X session before any mouse or graphics changes take
effect.

You can now run VMware Tools by invoking "/usr/bin/vmware-toolbox-cmd" from the
command line or by invoking "/usr/bin/vmware-toolbox" from the command line
during an X server session.

To enable advanced X features (e.g., guest resolution fit, drag and drop, and
file and text copy/paste), you will need to do one (or more) of the following:
1. Manually start /usr/bin/vmware-user
2. Log out and log back into your desktop session; and,
3. Restart your X session.

Enjoy,

--the VMware team

Found VMware Tools CDROM mounted at /mnt. Ejecting device /dev/sr0 ...
[root@atr-ses-ssimvm5 vmware-tools-distrib]#
 

 

 

 





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