Installing VMware Tools

Virtual SMU Installation and Upgrade Guide for Hitachi NAS Platform

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VMware Tools™ is an optional package that provides useful tools for managing the virtual SMU. The main benefit of VMware Tools is its ability to shut down or restart the VM cleanly.

Without VMware tools installed, the hard Power Off option is equivalent to removing the power cords from the outlet. However, with VMware Tools installed, Power Off provides a cleaner shutdown.
Tip: For an alternative cleaner shutdown, either enter the shutdown -h command from a console session, or in NAS Manager, navigate to Home > SMU Administration > SMU Shutdown / Restart, and then click shut down.
Note: You may need to reinstall VMware Tools each time the SMU software is updated.
  1. Power on the VM.
  2. Right-click on the SMU VM and select Guest OS > Install VMware Tools....
  3. Read the text and then click Mount.
  4. Launch the console.
  5. Log in as User: root and Password: passwd123!
  6. Run mount /media/cdrom.
  7. To change to the /tmp directory and then extract the contents of the tar file into a new directory called vmware-tools-distrib, run:
    cd /tmp;
    tar –zxpf /media/cdrom/VMwareTools*.tar.gz.
  8. To change the directory to vmware-tools-distrib and then start the installer, run:
    cd vmware-tools-distrib;
  9. Follow the prompts and confirm the default settings.
  10. When the script is complete, type reboot.
  11. To confirm that VMware Tools has installed, click the VM Summary tab.