ReleaseEngineering/How To/Set Up VMware Tools on a Slave
As explained by bhearsum on bug 626808:
I did this:
- Logged into the VI client
- Right clicked "moz2-linux-slave01" in the VM list and clicked "Install VMware
- Opened moz2-linux-slave01's console, logged in as root
- Did the following:
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom cd ~root tar -zvxf /mnt/cdrom/*.tar.gz (I don't recall the exact filename) cd vmware-tools-distrib perl vmware-install.pl (might be named differently, don't recall)
It prompted me for a bunch of options, I accepted all the defaults. After that, I rebooted.
Note that logging into the console session through the VI client is necessary, because the VMware Tools installer disables the network.