Techcrunch – VMWare Tools on Amazon EC2 Ubuntu Server

How to install VMWare Tools on Ubuntu Server running on Amazon EC2

Go to Virtual Machine > Install VMware Tools (or VM > Install VMware Tools).

sudo mkdir /mnt/cdrom
sudo mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom or sudo mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom
ls /mnt/cdrom/
tar xzvf /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-x.x.x-xxxx.tar.gz -C /tmp/
cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/
sudo ./ -d
sudo reboot

Replacing VMwareTools-x.x.x-xxxx.tar.gz with the actual version numbered file located in /mnt/cdrom

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