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openSUSE VMware tools vSphere 5

I just installed openSUSE 11.4 in vSphere 5 and wanted to use the latest tools. openSUSE comes with open source tools but that just isn't going to work for me. Here are some steps to get it done:

Install some applications prior to installing the tools zypper install gcc make kernel-devel kernel-syms Once this is complete you can mount the tools DVD and then drag it to the desktop, unzip, then execute the installer to install everything. This should work as it took me 5 tries to get everything installed.

zypper Package Manager

If you are using openSUSE this is the package manager which is very similar to yum and apt-get. Here are some commands which should help from the command line.

This will give you packages which have updates. zypper list-updates This will update all packages zypper update List all installed packages rpm -qa Check and update specific packages like httpd zypper update httpd Sample of searching for packages multiple line examples zypper info {package-name} zypper search httpd zypper search perl* This will install a package. zypper install {package-name}

yum Package Manager

I know apt-get like the back of my hand and here are a few commands to help with YUM.

This will give you packages which have updates. yum list updates This will update all packages yum update List all installed packages yum list installed List all installed for specific packages like httpd yum list installed httpd Check and update specific packages like httpd yum update httpd Sample of searching for packages multiple line examples yum list {package-name} yum list httpd yum list perl* This will install a package. yum install {package-name}

RedHat/CentOS 6 Networking

I am working on a project where I needed to install CentOS and get networking setup. Since RedHat is almost the exactly the same these should work on either. I will be working from the command line for all of the command and logged in as ROOT.

There is a quick command that is pretty easy: (this bring up a nice menu system) setup You can also go right to the config files: cd /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts nano ifcfg-eth0 Here is the output from my DHCP enabled setup: DEVICE=eth0 HWADDR=00:50:56:a1:15:d3 NM_CONTROLLED=yes ONBOOT=yes BOOTPROTO=dhcp DNS2=192.168.1.20 TYPE=Ethernet DNS1=192.168.1.1 USERCTL=no IPV6INIT=no PEERDNS=yes Then you need to restart the network to pickup the settings. /etc/init.d/network restart