vmware tools – No installer on cdrom

Hi all,

Essentially, all vmware instillation guides and docs rely on the VMwareTools-x.x.x-yyyy.tar.gz file which is supposed to exist on the CDRom when you mount it from within the guest OS. However when I mount the CDRom this file does not exist. There are windows exe and .bat files but no linux installers or tools on the CD.

Link to “official” guide: [https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/15.0/com.vmware.ws.using.doc/GUID-08BB9465-D40A-4E16-9E15-8C016CC8166F.html](https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/15.0/com.vmware.ws.using.doc/GUID-08BB9465-D40A-4E16-9E15-8C016CC8166F.html)

Been at this for a while but no luck. Did the new Workstation Pro version stop providing vmware-tools on the cdrom and the guides havent caught up yet?

Tried installing ” open-vm-tools” and “open-vm-tools-desktop ” as per [https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Tools](https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Tools) and have rebooted both guest and Workstation pro.

Host OS is Windows 10. I’m running the latest VMWare Workstation pro (15.5.2) and installed linux fresh from an ISO (trying a .ova file gave an error that the ova was incompatible despite previously working so I took that to be that the upgrade broke some compatibility with previous ova versions)

There are other pre-existing virtual machines running on this host through workstation and there is nothing wrong with them or with vmware-tools on those guests.

The guest configuration correctly shows that it is a Linux guest.

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