Install VMWare Tools on Debian/Linux 6.0 (Squeeze)
This is for VMWare Tools for VMWare ESXi 4.x.
This was a bit of a hassle.. before I figured it out..
here it is it it's simplicity
First install the needed packages
If you're installing the tools for VMWare Workstation 8 you might need
too or you might get that vmware-config-tools.pl can't find "GCC" for some reason.
now mount the vmware tools cd from vmware
Install VMWare Tools on centos (SME server 8.0)
Mount the cd for vmware-tools from console
On commandline running as root mount it in centos
To get vmware-tools to autostart in centos
Then start vmware-tools for the first time
Latest version of vmware-tools (for ESX) can be found here http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/latest/index.html