I have attached two simple scripts to show how you can use vmware-mount on Linux to open LVM volumes.
lvmMount.sh is a barebones script to mount lvm disks. Basic idea is simple, vmware-mount on Linux allows you to mount a VMDK in flat mode. Using this, we mount all the disks in an LVM physical group in flat mode. We can then use LVM to scan for volume groups, activate the volume group of interest and mount the volume.
lvmCreate.sh is another barebones script to test the lvmMount.sh. It creates 2 disks, makes a group out of these, creates a volume, mounts it and copies a test file into the volume.
I have hardcoded many parameters and removed any error checking to show the sequence of commands. I don't claim to be a Linux/Scripting expert, please feel free to comment.