How to install VMWare tools in Solaris virtual machine.

When you are using Solaris in VMWare workstation, it is important to install VMWare tools with the operating system you are using so you could adjust the resolution. By installing this VMWare tool you can avoid pressing CTRL+ALT button to adjust the screen window.

Installing VMware Tools in Solaris virtual machine_bashcodes

Click on the message which you get about VMWare tools. VMWare will install the cd of the required tool in the Operating System, the commands which am showing is on Oracle Solaris Operating System.

Need to copy the files to the /tmp folder for installation

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bash-3.2# cp /cdrom/vmwaretools/vmware-solaris-tools.tar.gz /tmp

bash-3.2# cd /tmp/

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Extract the files

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bash-3.2# gunzip vmware-solaris-tools.tar.gz

bash-3.2# tar xvf vmware-solaris-tools.tar

bash-3.2# cd vmware-tools-distrib

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Install the file.

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While installation it will ask you the default resolution size you need to keep for better viewing and make it default. I select 800X600 for better viewing in my Laptop.

After installation you need to check if the service is working.

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# /etc/init.d/vmware-tools status

The output is similar to:

vmtoolsd is running

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Then you need to add VMWare tools at startup for default setup

Launch > Preferences > Desktop Preferences > Sessions.

Click Startup Programs tab and add these entries:

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/ usr/bin/vmware-user

/usr/bin/vmware-toolbox

reboot

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After reboot the system will be in the default resolution you chose.

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