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Why vmware tools install option is getting disable when selecting Guest OS version type as Cent OS 8 in Esxi server 6.7 and 7.0?

I have created Virtual machine in Esxi server 6.7 and 7.0 server and selected a Cent OS 8 as Guest OS version type while creating the VM.

When try to install the VMware install using VMRC then am getting "Install VMware tools" option disable. Please find the attachment for more details.

But i am able to install the VMware tools when selected the Guest OS version type Cent OS 7.

I don't understand why am unable to install vmware tools when selected Guest OS version type as Cent OS 8.

Please help me out of this.

Thanks and regards,

Shiva.

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VMware Employee
VMware Employee

CentOS 8 includes open-vm-tools which it is recommended to install rather than VMware Tools.

Installing open-vm-tools

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User Moderator
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Hi,

Scott's answer is perfect.

ARomeo

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Thanks for you quick reply !

We are using noth Open vm tools and VM tools . We are able to install the both open vm and VM tools when we choose Guest OS version type as [Cent OS 7].

But we not able to get install vmware tools option as enable when we selected Guest OS version type [Cent OS 8]. So please help me , Why am not getting enabled Install Vmware tools option for Cent OS 8 Guest OS?

Thanks and Regards,

Shiva.

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Sir I think, we cannot decide customers choice. he may install vmware tools or may install open-vmtools as per his requirement.

Because "Install Vmware tools" option is working for Centos 7(guest os version type). But if you select GuestOs version as CentOs 8 then install vmware tools option is being disabled as you can see below.VM details.JPGinstall Vmware tools Disabled.JPG

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