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[root@tst-01 ~]# rpm -qa |grep vmware
vmware-tools-libraries-nox-8.6.0-2.x86_64
vmware-tools-foundation-8.6.0-4.x86_64
vmware-tools-libraries-x-8.6.0-2.x86_64
[root@tst-01 ~]# ps aux |grep vmware
root      6615  0.0  0.0 103300   840 pts/2    S+   15:48   0:00 grep vmware
[root@tst-01 ~]# locate vmware
/etc/vmware-tools
/etc/selinux/targeted/modules/active/modules/vmware.pp
/etc/vmware-tools/locations
/lib/modules/2.6.32-220.4.2.el6.x86_64/kernel/drivers/misc/vmware_balloon.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64/kernel/drivers/misc/vmware_balloon.ko
/usr/lib/vmware-tools
/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/sos/plugins/vmware.py
/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/sos/plugins/vmware.pyc
/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/sos/plugins/vmware.pyo
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/bin
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/dsp
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/libconf
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/sbin
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/xorg
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/bin/configure-gtk.sh
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXau.so.6
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXcomposite.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXcursor.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXdamage.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXdmcp.so.6
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXfixes.so.3
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXft.so.2
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXinerama.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXrandr.so.2
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXrender.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXss.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libart_lgpl_2.so.2
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libatk-1.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libatkmm-1.6.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libbonobo-2.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libbonobo-activation.so.4
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libcairo.so.2
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libcairomm-1.0.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libcrypto.so.0.9.8
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libdnet.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libexpat.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libfontconfig.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libfreetype.so.6
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libfuse.so.2
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgailutil.so.18
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgcc_s.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgdkmm-2.4.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgio-2.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgiomm-2.4.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgksu2.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libglade-2.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libglibmm-2.4.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libglibmm_generate_extra_defs-2.4.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgmodule-2.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgnomecanvas-2.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgnomecanvasmm-2.6.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgthread-2.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgtkmm-2.4.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgtop-2.0.so.7
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libpango-1.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libpangocairo-1.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libpangoft2-1.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libpangomm-1.4.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libpangox-1.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libpangoxft-1.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libpcsclite.so.1.0.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libpixman-1.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libpng12.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libproc-3.2.7.so
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/librsvg-2.so.2
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libsexy.so.2
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libsexymm.so.2
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libspi.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libssl.so.0.9.8
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libstartup-notification-1.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libstdc++.so.6
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/liburiparser.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libview.so.2
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libxml2.so.2
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libz.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXau.so.6/libXau.so.6
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXcomposite.so.1/libXcomposite.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXcursor.so.1/libXcursor.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXdamage.so.1/libXdamage.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXdmcp.so.6/libXdmcp.so.6
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXfixes.so.3/libXfixes.so.3
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXft.so.2/libXft.so.2
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXinerama.so.1/libXinerama.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXrandr.so.2/libXrandr.so.2
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXrender.so.1/libXrender.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libXss.so.1/libXss.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libart_lgpl_2.so.2/libart_lgpl_2.so.2
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libatk-1.0.so.0/libatk-1.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libatkmm-1.6.so.1/libatkmm-1.6.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libbonobo-2.so.0/libbonobo-2.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libbonobo-activation.so.4/libbonobo-activation.so.4
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libcairo.so.2/libcairo.so.2
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libcairomm-1.0.so.1/libcairomm-1.0.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libcrypto.so.0.9.8/libcrypto.so.0.9.8
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libdnet.so.1/LICENSE
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libdnet.so.1/libdnet.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libexpat.so.0/libexpat.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libfontconfig.so.1/libfontconfig.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libfreetype.so.6/libfreetype.so.6
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libfuse.so.2/libfuse.so.2
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgailutil.so.18/libgailutil.so.18
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgcc_s.so.1/libgcc_s.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0/libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgdkmm-2.4.so.1/libgdkmm-2.4.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgio-2.0.so.0/libgio-2.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgiomm-2.4.so.1/libgiomm-2.4.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgksu2.so.0/libgksu2.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libglade-2.0.so.0/libglade-2.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0/libglib-2.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libglibmm-2.4.so.1/libglibmm-2.4.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libglibmm_generate_extra_defs-2.4.so.1/libglibmm_generate_extra_defs-2.4.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgmodule-2.0.so.0/libgmodule-2.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgnomecanvas-2.so.0/libgnomecanvas-2.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgnomecanvasmm-2.6.so.1/libgnomecanvasmm-2.6.so.1
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0/libgobject-2.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgthread-2.0.so.0/libgthread-2.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
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/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libgtop-2.0.so.7/libgtop-2.0.so.7
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libpango-1.0.so.0/libpango-1.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libpangocairo-1.0.so.0/libpangocairo-1.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libpangoft2-1.0.so.0/libpangoft2-1.0.so.0
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/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libpangoxft-1.0.so.0/libpangoxft-1.0.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libpcsclite.so.1.0.0/libpcsclite.so.1.0.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libpixman-1.so.0/libpixman-1.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libpng12.so.0/libpng12.so.0
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/libproc-3.2.7.so/libproc-3.2.7.so
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib/librsvg-2.so.2/librsvg-2.so.2
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/var/lib/yum/yumdb/v/9c6c48687a70f79c20c8e689fa1b1f0ad172190e-vmware-tools-libraries-nox-8.6.0-2-x86_64/from_repo_timestamp
/var/lib/yum/yumdb/v/9c6c48687a70f79c20c8e689fa1b1f0ad172190e-vmware-tools-libraries-nox-8.6.0-2-x86_64/installed_by
/var/lib/yum/yumdb/v/9c6c48687a70f79c20c8e689fa1b1f0ad172190e-vmware-tools-libraries-nox-8.6.0-2-x86_64/reason
/var/lib/yum/yumdb/v/9c6c48687a70f79c20c8e689fa1b1f0ad172190e-vmware-tools-libraries-nox-8.6.0-2-x86_64/releasever
[root@tst-01 ~]#

It seems there are no VMWare Tools processes, but there are VMWare Tools packages installed.

I would rather deploy VMWare Tools to all servers distributing packages. Can somebody confirm if VMWare Tools is correctly installed or not on this server?

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What does lsmod say? It should have the kernel module there. –  Nathan C Jul 9 '13 at 13:57
    
How did you install the VMware tools? –  ewwhite Jul 9 '13 at 14:04

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On a healthy system, you should see the vmtoolsd daemon:

[root@xt ~]# ps aux | grep vm
root       381  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Jun23   0:00 [vmw_pvscsi_wq_2]
root      1319  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    Jun23   0:18 [vmmemctl]
root      2315  0.0  0.0  69540  1960 ?        Sl   Jun23  14:43 /usr/sbin/vmtoolsd

Please also see: How to detect, in the guest operating system, if the vmware tools are out of date?

One of the interesting options for VMware installations now is the use of the VMware Operating System Specific Packages (OSPs) instead of managing the guest tools through the vSphere console.

This enables tools management independent of your vSphere version, and allows distribution through your operating system's native package manager.

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This is very interesing. Can you show the output from rpm -qa|grep -i vmware and dpkg --get-selections|grep -i vmware if you have such? –  Sandra Dec 2 '13 at 13:43

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