ReleaseEngineering/How To/Set Up VMware Tools on a Slave

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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 (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.