Installing VMWareTools on CentOS 6.2 for Airwave - Nov 2013

By Srynearson posted Mar 04, 2014 04:14 PM


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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


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


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. ./ --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:



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.





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1 comment


Oct 27, 2014 12:44 PM

works a treat