Please select VM | Guest | Install/Upgrade VMware Tools for this virtual machine in the vSphere Client.
Installation/Upgrade will then proceed automatically.
In the VMware Workstation product the menu option to install the Tools package is "VM -> Install VMware Tools", however this option is greyed out.
So at this point I seem to be deadlocked, the OCUM "install" or setup won't continue until the VMware Tools are installed, but the option to install the Tools is not available.
In the VMware guest hardware settings I tried changing the device settings for the CDROM/DVD from "Auto detect" to "Use ISO image file" and specifying a random .iso file (the laptop has no physical CDROM/DVD drive). I also tried disabling VMware software updates in preferences. However the Tools install option remains greyed out, even after restarting VMware Workstation.
Does anyone know why this would be, or how to fix it?
What is the OCUM guest image doing at this point? Does it actually require the VMware Tools package? Is there some way to skip this step in the installation?
(It's not clear to me if this is the current version of the Tools package or not.)
It is also necessary to set the CD/DVD device to "Connect at power on". Make sure to save and (re-)check this setting (I didn't!).
When rebooted the guest image should then find the VMware Tools package and automatically install it. The guest will then begin its setup process, prompting you for network inormation.
Subsequently I had another issue. The network settings could not be applied because of a init script error "Mounting HGFS shares FAILED". The fix for this is also in the VMware guest settings, it is necessary to enable "Shared Folders" and add an entry under Folders for a shared path.
The issue here is VMware Workstation doesn't know which tools iso to load. The OVF calls out the guest OS as "other26xLinuxGuest64", but on import Workstation is mapping it to Other/Other. Before powering on the VM, set it to Linux/Other Linux 2.6x kernel 64-bit. Then under shared folders, set it to "Always Enabled", otherwise the HGFS driver will fail to load and the tools script will keep reverting your IP changes.
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