Managing VmWare tools service on Centos 6

What ?

Looking at the vSphere console on a Centos 6 guest, you’ll see that the VmWare agent is installed but not running.

Why ?

The script which control the vmware agent “service”  for Centos version 6 is not in the right location.
It should be in

but here’s the script location

How to fix it ?

So how to fix the problem ? Simple as described below

You can manually start | stop | restart the service running the script below

or make things more “smart” by making the script available through a SystemV script …
But you know how to do this right ?

Here’s below the original article talking about this problem
http://www.chriscolotti.us/vmware/info-linux-vmware-tools-install-changes-to-upstart/

Hope you’ll enjoy 😉

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