FAQ

Please tell me how to start up VMware Tools and how to check its operation?

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If you are using Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5/6 or later, please check its status by the procedures below.
Also, please start up VMware Tools if it is down.

If you are using Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5:

How to check VMware Tools status:

# ps -ef | grep vmtools
# service vmware-tools status

# ps -ef | grep vmtools
root 2740 1 0 Dec09 ? 00:00:42 /usr/sbin/vmtoolsd
# service vmware-tools status
vmware-guestd is running

How to start up VMware Tools:

# service vmware-tools start
# service vmware-tools status

# service vmware-tools start
Checking acpi hot plug [ OK ]
Starting VMware Tools services in the virtual machine:
Switching to guest configuration: [ OK ]
Paravirtual SCSI module: [ OK ]
Guest memory manager: [ OK ]
Driver for the VMXNET 3 virtual network card: [ OK ]
VM communication interface: [ OK ]
VM communication interface socket family: [ OK ]
Guest operating system daemon: [ OK ]
# service vmware-tools status
vmware-guestd is running

If you are using Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6 or later

How to check VMware Tools status:

# ps -ef | grep vmtools  
# status vmware-tools

# ps -ef | grep vmtools  
root 1274 1 0 10:19 ? 00:00:03 /usr/sbin/vmtoolsd  
# status vmware-tools  
vmware-tools start/running

How to start up VMware Tools:

# start vmware-tools  
# status vmware-tools

# start vmware-tools  
vmware-tools start/running  
# status vmware-tools  
vmware-tools start/running

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