VMware tools is important software component for every virtual machine running in the vmware environment.
In addition to providing the necessary drivers, the installed software provides backups and smooth operation of vmotion.
For example, you can't use a mouse in Windows and the graphics won't work properly without the VMware Tools package.
VMware Tools is already pre-installed in our templates.
If you decide to install the virtual machine yourself using ISO media:
In newer Linux distributions such as Centos, Redhat, Ubuntu and Debian, VMware Tools software can easily be installed with the help of a package manager.
Centos/Redhat: yum install -y open-vm-tools
Debian/Ubuntu: apt-get install open-vm-tools
In the hypervisor VMware Tools ISO will be mounted into the virtual machine cd device.
For Windows, just run vmtools.exe or setup.exe
For Linux / Unix systems VMware Tools can be installed following the vmware guide.