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vmware tools on Centos 6.9 / SME 9

vmware-tools are here:

https://packages.vmware.com/tools/releases/index.html

This means the Centos packages are here:

https://packages.vmware.com/tools/releases/latest/rhel6/x86_64/index.html

It seems like these packages should work. Maybe there is something that I am missing but vmware-tools can be a pain. This says it better than I can:

https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/423219

For me, here's how I did it:

-open bash shell

-type (or copy/paste):

/sbin/e-smith/db yum_repositories set epel repository \
Name 'Epel - EL6' \
BaseURL 'http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/$basearch' \
MirrorList 'http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=epel-6&arch=$basearch' \
EnableGroups no \
GPGCheck yes \
GPGKey http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL \
Exclude perl-Razor-Agent \
Visible no \
status disabled

-type: signal-event yum-modify

-type: yum --enablerepo=* install open-vm-tools

-Voila! I get the following:

vmware-tools

-don't forget to start them by typing: /etc/init.d/vmtoolsd start

NOTES:

mkdir /mnt/cdrom

/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

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