Case: Ubuntu Server 16.04 install vmtools

Condition:

  1. Linux ubuntu 4.4.0-62-generic #83-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jan 18 14:10:15 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
  2. Vmware Version: VMware® Workstation 12 Pro 12.5.5 build-5234757

Solution:

  1. sudo su
  2. mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt
  3. cp VMWareTools-9.9.3-2759765.tar.gz /tmp
  4. cd /tmp
  5. tar zxvf VMWareTools-9.9.3-2759765.tar.gz
  6. cd wmware-tools-distrib
  7. ./vmware-install.pl