Installing 3rd-party Open VM Tools on Ubuntu

Installing 3rd-party Open VM Tools

Open VM Tools is the open source implementation of VMware Tools and consist of a suite of virtualization utilities that improves the functionality, administration, and management of virtual machines on VMware hypervisors. VMware recommends using the Open VM Tools redistributed by the operating system vendors.

The Open VM Tools provide:

  • VMware Network acceleration
  • VMware Video acceleration
  • Host to Guest time synchronization
  • Seamless mouse movement between host and guest
  • Cut & Paste – Guest to Host and Guest to Guest
  • Disk Shrink
  • Startup/Shutdown Scripts

On 12.04 LTS and newer versions you can simply install the package:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools

Open VM Tools


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