Installing VMware Tools on Centos 7 / RHEL / Ubuntu

The VMware preferred installation method for the use of open-vm-tools

Open-vm-tools is a set of an open source services and modules for VMware from third parties and contains utilities that enhances virtualisation, administration, management and functions of the VM in VMware environments.

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yum install -y perl gcc make kernel-headers kernel-devel
yum install -y open-vm-tools

Bonus…For Hyper-V the following will install integration services:

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yum install -y hyperv-daemons

And Ubuntu:

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sudo apt install open-vm-tools-desktop
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