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Installing VMware Tools in RHEL 6 using the Yum repository fails (1036099)
- Installing VMware Tools in RHEL 6 using the Yum repository fails
- You see the error:
Error: package: vmware-open-vm-tools-common-8.0.3-332073.el6.x86_64 (vmware-tools)
The kmod RPMs for RHEL 6 are only included in the Yum repository for ESX/ESXi 4.1. They are not included in the Yum repository for ESX/ESXi 4.0 and lower.
To work around this issue for ESX/ESXi 4.0 and lower, perform one of these options:
- Install the vmware-tools using the Red Hat Package Manager. For more information, see Installing VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual machine using Red Hat Package Manager (RPPM) (1018392).
- Install the kmod RPM manually, then perform a Yum install of VMware Tools from Red Hat.
- Upgrade the ESX/ESXi host to 4.1
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