3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 28, 2013 5:19 AM by Dude! RSS

    how to install VM ware tools?

    jitz

      Hi,

       

      first of all i would like to say i am beginner in using oracle linux and virtualization.

       

      I have installed oracle linux in my IBM server. we would like to make 2 node to install fusion applications. so we thought of installing vmware and make 2 node.

      But we have found virtual machine manager ( fromtool bar menu Applications>>system tools>>virtual machine manager) tool in oracle linux 5.9.  so rather than go for VM ware we have successfully installed virtual machine using virtual machine manager tool. everything went smooth but we couldn't able to install vm tools in the virtual machine.

      Can anybody explain me how to install vm tools?

      As we know in VM ware we have navigation from file menu >>VM>> install VM tools option available. but in our case with OEL5.9 we are not getting this option why? do i have done anything wrong?

        • 1. Re: how to install VM ware tools?
          Dude!

          When asking a question, please provide exact details of what product you are using. VMware for instance has several fundamentally different products. There are also fundamentally different virutalization methods. For instance, using a type 1 hypervisor, such as Linux XEN, under a hosted type 2 hypervisor, such as VMware for workstations or VirtualBox, will lead to an unstable system with poor performance.

          • 2. Re: how to install VM ware tools?
            jitz

            Hi,

             

            thanks for replay.

             

            As i said earlier iam using virtual machine manager tool, which is comes with oracle linux.

            as clear i have installed oracle linux on IBM server(physical server), i have found virtual machine manager as per navigation below:

            Applications>>system tools>>virtual machine manager ( select this option) (On left hand side of tool bar menu)

            virtual machine manager popup window open and i went through :

            Fully Virtualized and hyperviser (kvm) Cpu architecture x84_64.


            if this details is not enough please advise me to how to send screen shots.





            • 3. Re: how to install VM ware tools?
              Dude!

              ...so we thought of installing vmware

               

              You wrote that you installed VMware, looking for VMware tools. So what exactly are you using? VMware for Workstation, which is a type 2 hypervisor, or VMware ESXi, which is a type 1 hypervisor. If you run under a type 2 hypervisor you should not install Linux using a kernel providing type 1 virtualization.

               

              everything went smooth but we couldn't able to install vm tools in the virtual machine.

               

              ?

               

              Btw, Oracle provides a separate product called Oracle VM server for x86 to support Oracle database in production environments. http://www.oracle.com/us/technologies/virtualization/oraclevm/overview/index.html