In this topic I briefly explain how to install VMWare Tools on an Oracle Linux 6 guest VM.
Via vSphere Client select Oracle Linux VM, right click Guest -> Install/Upgrade VMWare Tools
Login to Oracle Linux VM using SSH or integrated vSphere console.
VMWare Tools are provided as a cdrom image that will be automatically mounted by vSphere to your guest VM. In my case (I suppose in every case where there's not a GUI on servers) I had to manually mount cdrom so....first we need to create the mount point for cdrom.
[root@oracle]# mkdir /mnt/cdrom
Mount VMWare Tools cdrom to previously created mount point
[root@oracle]# mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
Browse cdrom content
[root@oracle]# cd /mnt/cdrom
Copy VMWare Tools to a temp directory, in this case I used /tmp but you can copy wherever you like.
[root@oracle]# cp VMwareTools-9.0.0-782409.tar.gz /tmp
[root@oracle]# umount /mnt/cdrom
[root@oracle]# cd /tmp
Untar VMWare Tools
[root@oracle]# tar -xvf VMwareTools-9.0.0-782409.tar.gz
[root@oracle]# cd vmware-tools-distrib
Then perform installation
You will be prompted with a lot of options, usually I use recommended settings so press ENTER to any requested action.
If everything runs as expected VMWare Tools will be installed as shown in following screen: