To Install VMware Tools On Ubuntu Server Using The Command Line you need to follow the following 7 steps
I have created a Video that show the steps.
These are the command I used (If you are not using the root account for this install don’t forget the sudo command first).
First mount vmtools from Vsphere Client
Right Click VM > Guest > Install VMware Tools
1. mkdir /mnt/cdrom
2. mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
3. ls /mnt/cdrom
4. tar xzvf /mnt/cdrom/VMware -C /tmp/
5. cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/
6. ./vmware-install.pl -d