• install the tools from the vsphere gui… it will fail but it will place the tar somehere on your pc. … find it with “locate”.
  • to install locate do

zypper install findutils-locate

  • extract the tar
  • cd to the resulting directory
  • make sure gcc, make ..etc are installed

zypper install gcc make tar kernel-source

then run ./vmware-install.pl

if it fails because of modules that are already installed, it should list those modules.

use locate to find and delete them

then run ./vmare-install.pl again.

follow prompts and all should be well.