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Installing VMware Tools in RHEL 6 using the Yum repository fails (1036099)

Symptoms

  • 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)
    Requires: vmware-open-vm-tools-kmod-8.0.3

install-vmware-tools-linux  vmware-tools-linux

Resolution

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: 

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