Update all of the packages on the system with the following command:
Install a C complier for this distro with the following command:
conary update rmake=conary.rpath.com@rpl:1
the path of rmake will be /usr/bin/rmake (remember that for later when you install the tools)
Go to mount directory /mnt. and create a new directory called cd (mkdir cd)
Start the VMware Installation tools from the VI client
Mount the VMware tools with the following command:
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cd
Go to your mounted cdrom, copy the tar file and then extract it. The build number of the VMware tools is specific to your version installed
cp VMwareTools-3.5.0-130755.tar.gz /tmp
tar xvf VMwareTools-3.5.0-130755.tar.gz
This will start the intallation process, and it should all go well, choose the default locations for all of the requests.
When the questions come up for a compiler like gcc or a c complier for the components like vxnet and the other stuff, it will fail. When the scripts ask you if you would like to choose a specific location, enter Yes
Enter the path of /usr/bin/rmake
Re-enter path of rmake if needed for the rest of script.
It should finish and then volia! the tools are installed.
Check your VI client, it should show OK on the tools