- 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.