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[Tutorial] Installing VMWareTools on CentOS 6.2 for Airwave

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Hello  In this tutorial ill teach you how to install VMware Tools on CentOS

 

If you ever installed Airwave you know that in the installation it will tell you that it recommend first installing the VMWareTools

Anyways

This is how you do it:

1-When you installing airwave by first time you will see the ARUBA LOGO all super BIG which it will tell you to type install

2-After doing all that it will reboot and it will ask you to type ./amp-amp install but if you hit that it will tell you to please install the VMWare tools before continue... so before doing that do this:

 

  1. In the VMWare click install vmtools in the console like thi

vmtools1.PNG

On the console type all this:

  1. mkdir /mnt/cdrom
  2. mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
  3. cp /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-*.tar.gz /tmp
  4. umount /mnt/cdrom
  5. tar -zxf /tmp/VMwareTools-*.tar.gz -C /tmp
  6. cd /
  7. cd tmp
  8. cd vmware-tools-distrib
  9. ./vmware-install.pl --default

After this it will start installing and you will have to wait some minutes while it install

After that you will need to reboot it, so reboot the server.

You reboot by typing in the cli  reboot

 

After it finished rebooting before keep installing the airwave check that you got the vmtools installed by doing this

vmware-toolbox-cmd -v

You will see something like this:

vmtools2.PNG

 

After you checked that everything is okay then you can proceed and remove the files

 

rm -f /tmp/VMwareTools-*.tar.gz
rm -rf /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib

 

Now you can continue installing the airwave

 

Anyways hope it help you all

 

If you got any issues with this feel free to ask me on this tread.

 

Cheers

Carlos

 

[Mod note: edited title]

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Product Manager - Aruba Networks
Alternetworks Corp
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Re: [Tutorial]Installing VMWareTools on CentOS 6.2 for Airwave

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I forgot mentioning.  That if for some reason you do

vmware-toolbox-cmd -v

Check if you did not misspelled

And it give you an error that the command doesnt work or something you might have to reinstall the vmware tools... This happened me once(no idea why it happened as it didnt send any errors)

Anyways to reinstall it go here

reinstall.PNG

 

And click reinstall.

You just need to start from step number 2 after clicking reinstall WMware Tools

 

Cheers

Carlos

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Product Manager - Aruba Networks
Alternetworks Corp
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Re: [Tutorial]Installing VMWareTools on CentOS 6.2 for Airwave

Thanks. 

 

I run mine in VirtualBox, so the commands are a bit different, still usefull though.

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Re: [Tutorial]Installing VMWareTools on CentOS 6.2 for Airwave

Thanks Carlos! Do you have any information on the procedure on Clearpass? What about when you need to upgrade VMWare tools?

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Re: [Tutorial]Installing VMWareTools on CentOS 6.2 for Airwave

No i dont have those yet but i can do them...

 

When i get some time again ill do it and post them for you all.

 

So Coming soon

 

Cheers

Carlos

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Alternetworks Corp
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