Using VShere Client :
Right click on your virtual machine
Your virtual machine must be up & running as mentioned below
The file system is automaticaly mounted
root@solaris:~# df | grep -i tool
/media/VMware Tools(/dev/dsk/c1t0d0s2 ): 0 blocks 0 files
root@solaris:~# cd /media/VMware\ Tools/
root@solaris:/media/VMware Tools# ls -l
-r–r–r– 1 root root 30 Dec 31 2014 manifest.txt
-r–r–r– 1 root root 13434687 Dec 31 2014 vmware-solaris-tools.tar.gz
And uncompress this file in /tmp
root@solaris:/media/VMware Tools# cd /tmp
root@solaris:/tmp# tar xfz /media/VMware\ Tools/vmware-solaris-tools.tar.gz
Go to the subdirectory
root@solaris:/tmp# cd vmware-tools-distrib/
root@solaris:/tmp/vmware-tools-distrib# ls -l
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 278 Dec 31 2014 bin
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 325 Dec 31 2014 doc
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 909 Dec 31 2014 etc
-rw-r–r– 1 root root 30553 Dec 31 2014 FILES
-rw-r–r– 1 root root 2315 Dec 31 2014 INSTALL
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 185 Dec 31 2014 installer
drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 634 Dec 31 2014 lib
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 197320 Dec 31 2014 vmware-install.pl
And launch the Perl script
Creating a new VMware Tools installer database using the tar4 format.
Installing VMware Tools.
In which directory do you want to install the binary files?
What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to rc6.d/)?
What is the directory that contains the init scripts?
In which directory do you want to install the daemon files?
In which directory do you want to install the library files?
The path “/usr/lib/vmware-tools” does not exist currently. This program is
going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you want?
In which directory do you want to install the documentation files?
The path “/usr/share/doc/vmware-tools” does not exist currently. This program
is going to create it, including needed parent directories. Is this what you
The installation of VMware Tools 9.4.11 build-2400950 for Solaris completed
successfully. You can decide to remove this software from your system at any
time by invoking the following command: “/usr/bin/vmware-uninstall-tools.pl”.
Before running VMware Tools for the first time, you need to configure it by
invoking the following command: “/usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl”. Do you want
this program to invoke the command for you now? [yes]
Making sure services for VMware Tools are stopped.
Stopping VMware Tools services in the virtual machine:
Guest operating system daemon: done
Use of uninitialized value $release in string eq at /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl line 5565.
The VMware Host-Guest Filesystem allows for shared folders between the host OS
and the guest OS in a Fusion or Workstation virtual environment. Do you wish
to enable this feature? [no]
You can now run VMware Tools by invoking “/usr/bin/vmware-toolbox-cmd” from the
–the VMware team
Let’s go with default options, you will loose your ssh session …
At the (happy) end, your VMWare Tools are installed :