Thursday, August 19, 2010

Installing VMtools on a Binnami Redmine appliance

Here's how to install VMtools into a Redmine bitnami appliance, running OpenSuse 11.1.

1. Use "zypper" (the OpenSuse equivalent of aptget) to install the following packages...

1. "zypper install tar, make, gcc, linux-kernel-headers, linux-sources

2. Use the VIclient to right-click the Redmine appliance, and select "Install VMtools"

3. Then just mount the virtual CD that includes vmtools, and install the rpm.

1. "mkdir /mnt/virtual"

2. "mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/virtualcd"

3. "ls /mnt/virtualcd"

4. "rpm -ivh VMwareTools-1.0.3-44356.i386.rpm"

5. Reboot ("shutdown -r now")

6. " -default"

After the installer completes, open the VMware Infrastructure Client and verify that Vmware Tools is listed as being installed on the summary tab.

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