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checking whether Vmware tools in a linux guest are installed or not ?

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Hi freinds can any body tell me how can check whether in a linux guest OS vmware tools are installed or not

ThankU Smiley Happy

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Texiwill
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Hello,

Moved to VI: Virtual Machine and Guest OS forum.

For RedHat generally the RPM is used. To check if its installed

rpm -qa | grep VMwareTools 

To remove, remove the RPM.

Another way to check if its installed is to try and run the command 'vmware-config-tools.pl'


Best regards,

Edward L. Haletky

VMware Communities User Moderator

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Author of the book 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2008 Pearson Education.

SearchVMware Blog: http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/virtualization-pro/

Blue Gears Blogs - http://www.itworld.com/ and http://www.networkworld.com/community/haletky

As well as the Virtualization Wiki at http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Virtualization

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Edward L. Haletky
vExpert XII: 2009-2020,
VMTN Community Moderator
vSphere Upgrade Saga: https://www.astroarch.com/blogs
GitHub Repo: https://github.com/Texiwill

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java_cat33
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Hi - you may want to close this thread as you have already had this answered here....

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cheeko
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ps -ef | grep vmware-guestd

v-4-virtual
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Now plz tell me ,

i had installed vmware tools in RHEL4 , but in inventory when i rt click on RHEL4 VM I AGAIN FIND THE option "install vmware option " where as we shud not fid this if we have allredy installe.

if i run a command ""vmware-toolbox" a pop up window appears --with this i confirm myself that vmware tools have been installed ---if any other way plz let me kno .

now can i any body tell me how can i remove vmware tools frm my GOS RHEL4

Thanx

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v-4-virtual
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can u plz explain me what does this command does

thanking u:)

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Texiwill
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Hello,

Moved to VI: Virtual Machine and Guest OS forum.

For RedHat generally the RPM is used. To check if its installed

rpm -qa | grep VMwareTools 

To remove, remove the RPM.

Another way to check if its installed is to try and run the command 'vmware-config-tools.pl'


Best regards,

Edward L. Haletky

VMware Communities User Moderator

====

Author of the book 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2008 Pearson Education.

SearchVMware Blog: http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/virtualization-pro/

Blue Gears Blogs - http://www.itworld.com/ and http://www.networkworld.com/community/haletky

As well as the Virtualization Wiki at http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Virtualization

--
Edward L. Haletky
vExpert XII: 2009-2020,
VMTN Community Moderator
vSphere Upgrade Saga: https://www.astroarch.com/blogs
GitHub Repo: https://github.com/Texiwill

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v-4-virtual
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Hi Freind ,

Thaks for your reply.

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