VMware Tools is designed to optimize the guest operating system with the basic and also improves the performance of the virtual machine. This tool is used in the program VMware Workstation. As you know, this software is available for use on computers running Ubuntu. Users of this platform who are faced with the need of the installation of VMware Tools, we offer two methods of implementing the tasks described in this article.
Install VMware Tools in Ubuntu
Unfortunately, by default the mentioned component is not included with machine virtualization, which each user adding a guest OS must install required files the easy way that he can. Such ways there are two, each of which will be most useful in a certain situation. Let’s take a closer look at each of them.
Method 1: Manually adding libraries
First touch on the topic of manually adding the VMware packages in Ubuntu system. Useful this option is for those users who have no Internet access on the computer. Therefore, the packages can be downloaded, for example, on a flash drive from another device, and then add them to the desired PC. We recommend you to download the files only to their official store to avoid viruses.
To download the VMware Tools packages for Ubuntu c official website
cd /home/user/folder, where user is the user name and folder — name of the root directory with the archive.
sudo apt-get update, press Enter and enter the password to grant root access.
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade.
sudo shutdown-r now.
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname-r).
sudo tar xvfz vmware-tools-distrib.tar.gz -C /tmp/where vmware-tools-distrib.tar.gz — the name of the archive. Sometimes it can vary, so carefully follow the spelling to avoid problems with decompression.
sudoshutdown -r now.
Now you can safely run a virtual working station, go to work with additional operating system, making sure that the necessary additions were added successfully. As you can see, this method is quite effective but not the easiest and would be useless to certain users who have network access, so we advise you to contact more easily with the second method.
Method 2: Installation via VMware Workstation
All users who are interested in the installation of auxiliary instruments, the computer is already installed software VMware Workstation guest OS. The software developers added the ability to add VMware Tools directly through its interface. The downloading of all necessary components is done through the Internet, and then starts the automatic installation. To start this operation, use the following:
sudo apt install build-essential.
The above two options should help to cope with the task without any problems. However, some users have problems with the lack of certain system components Ubuntu. Then comes to the aid of the official documentation of the platform. You need to carefully examine the displayed notification, to understand what utility is missing, then consult the documentation for the search team, which will help to install these tools. In addition, do not neglect specified in the instructions a command for adding updates and tools to build packages, even if you are sure that everything required is already present on the PC.