How to Install Vmware Tools on Ubuntu 20.04

Install Vmware Tools on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Vmware Tools on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

VMware Tools enhances the performance and management of the virtual machine. If you install VMware Tools in your guest operating system, the vital functions of your guest OS will be improved. It is a free set of utilities and drivers that increases interaction between the guest & the host and also the performance of the virtual machine’s guest OS.

Install Vmware Tools on Ubuntu 20.04

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install Vmware Tools on the Ubuntu system.

Install the VMware tools using the following commands:

### UBUNTU 20.04 SERVER ###
sudo apt install open-vm-tools

### UBUNTU 20.04 DESKTOP ###
sudo apt install open-vm-tools-desktop open-vm-tools

To determine the VMware Tools version, run the below command inside a virtual machine:

vmware-toolbox-cmd -v

That’s all you need to do to install Vmware Tools on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on Vmware, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.