Install vmware tools on CentOS 7 VM

Install the opem-vm-tools: # yum install open-vm-tools Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: repos.dfw.quadranet.com * epel: mirrors.develooper.com * extras: mirror.chpc.utah.edu * updates: mirror.chpc.utah.edu Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package open-vm-tools.x86_64 0:10.1.5-3.el7 will be installed --> Processing Dependency: xmlsec1-openssl for package: open-vm-tools-10.1.5-3.el7.x86_64 --> Processing Dependency: pciutils for package: open-vm-tools-10.1.5-3.el7.x86_64 --> Processing Dependency: net-tools for…

Windows 2012 virtual machines using E1000/E1000e driver experience loss of network connectivity

Source: https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2109922 Virtual machine loses network connectivity intermittently In the Windows Event Viewer (Expand Windows Logs and select System), you see entries similar to: Intel(R) 82574L Gigabit Network Connection Network link is disconnected or Intel(R) 82574L Gigabit Network Connection Network link has been established at 1Gbps full duplex This issue would occur in these environments: The virtual machine is Windows2012 or…

CentOS Linux install kernel headers to build vmware and vmon error

You don’t have development package for building kernel modules to match the kernel. It is required to build 3rd party modules such as vmware or graphics card drivers. There is a package called kernel-devel. This package provides kernel headers and makefiles sufficient to build modules against the kernel package. Login as the root, and use yum command to install the…