if [ `ps x | grep "java.*
./start > /dev/null &
Then, perform the following additional configuration steps:
Note that you need to substitute
For example, within a 32-bit VM where the ESX version is v3.5 U3 I used the following:
cat > > /etc/yum.repos.d/vmware-tools.repo < < EOF
name=VMware Tools for Red Hat Enterprise Linux $releasever - $basearch
To remove the tools, make the following commands:
Attempting this method with RHEL 5 Update 3 versions of VMware Tools, however, will result in failure to install VMware Tools as the GPG key is handled incorrectly. The only solution is to disable GPG checking. To do so, change the line within /etc/yum.repos.d/vmware-tools.repo from
Once completed, you can safely update and install VMware Tools without GPG errors.
Upgrading VMware Tools
It's easy to upgrade VMware Tools when you update your Red Hat distribution by using the following command:
yum -y update
If, however, your kernel is too new, you can't update from the VMware Tools OS-specific package repository and will have to build drivers locally. To do so, execute the following commands. Of importance:
You may need to double-check the version of kernel-devel that is installed by the next command so that it matches your running kernel. In some cases, it will not be the latest version of the kernel.
-Edward L. Haletky