I added vmware-tools repo [1] to my virtual CentOS box. What is the exact set of packages I have to install?

The rationale is to be able to update vmware-tools using yum.


Host OS: Mac OS X 10.8

Guest OS: CentOS-6.4-x86_64

VMware-fusion: 5.0.3

[1] http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/latest/repos/index.html

1 Answer 1


If you are using a GUI in the virtual machine, install vmware-tools-esx. If your virtual machine has no GUI, install vmware-tools-esx-nox. Either way, this will pull in all the necessary dependencies.

  • I accept you answer, as vmware-fusion reports tools as installed. Do you have any vendor resource stating that vmware-tools-esx are compatible across all vmware products or otherwise fit here? Thanks!
    – Tair
    May 19, 2013 at 17:22
  • VMware documentation? I don't think so. Though I've been running this in Workstation 9 virtual machines for close to a year. May 19, 2013 at 17:23

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