install-vmware-tools-on-ubuntu-18-04-lts-desktop I started out trying out the new Ubuntu 18.04 beta… so, I set up it on my Windows 10 machine running VMware Workstation 14 Pro. For the ones looking to check the brand new Ubuntu 18.04 on VMware Workstation, the stairs below indicates you how to get VMware Tools hooked up( unix-tech  VMware image ubuntu 18.04).

VMware Tools are suite of utilities that complements the virtual device’s operating systems and improves the management of the system. When you install a brand new running device on a VMware virtual device, your first assignment must be to put in the VMware Tools  install-vmware-tools-on-ubuntu-18-04-lts-desktop .


The tools additionally provides tight integration between the host and virtual gadget running systems, improvement to the VM pOS images Vmware  overall performance, Shared folder between the host and visitor machines, copying and pasting of text, pictures and files among the host and visitor device in addition to mouse development.

So, VMware Tools is pretty important to have on the guest operating system  .

To install the VMware Tools on Ubuntu virtual machine operating systems, select the VM from WMware Workstation application menu and click Install VMware Tools…

VMware Guest Tools

This should mount a virtual CD/DVD drive inside the Ubuntu guest machine. When that happens, open Ubuntu terminal and run the commands below to extract the content from the CD/DVD drive to the /tmp drive by running the commands below.

tar -xvf /media/$USER/"VMware Tools"/VMwareTools*.gz -C /tmp

Next, run the commands below to install the guest tool using the default configuration.

sudo /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/

VMware Tools suites of utilities are the official tools for VMware Workstation guest machines. When you run the commands above, you’ll get series of prompts during the installation.

Do you still want to proceed with this installation? [yes]

Answer Yes to begin the installation and continue answering [Yes] and pressing the Enter key to accept the default directories to install all features and modules… when you’re done restart and you’re all set!~

If you run into issues that the installation is unable to find the ifconfig commands, run the commands below to install net-tools..

sudo apt install net-tools

Then start the installation over… this time it should go through…

The Open Source Version

Alternatively, you may installation the opensource model of VMware Tools… however, I’ve observed that the legitimate gear are better for VMware Workstation’s visitor device working structures. You can test it out to look if it really works to your surroundings.

To install the tool, run the commands below:

sudo apt install open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-desktop

Restart the guest machine and you’re set.



Congratulations! You’ve correctly set up VMware Tools on Ubuntu guest machine.


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