Introduction to Virtualization
Install VMware Tools. Selecting this link immediately mounts a virtual CD-ROM into
the virtual machine, which contains the software that you need to install.
The VMware Tools virtual CD contains versions for Windows and Linux guest
operating systems, both of which typically will automatically display the virtual CD's
contents. For example, Figure 23-19 shows the result in the Ubuntu virtual machine of
selecting the Install VMware Tools option from the VMware management console.
When you install VMware Tools, you no longer need to press
to release your mouse
and keyboard from the virtual machine console. Instead, you can interact with the console and the
guest operating system as if it were another window on the host computer's desktop.
VMware Tools in the Ubuntu virtual machine
The VMware Tools virtual CD contains versions for Windows and Linux guest operating systems, both of which typically will automatically display the virtual CD's contents.