VMware installation on Fedora 20

Download vmware vsphere distro
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/evalcenter?p=free-esxi5&lp=default

Source:
http://fedorasolved.org/server-solutions/vmserver-install

Untart iso image and execute vmware-install.pl
[root@drash vmware-tools-distrib]# ll
total 472
drwxr-xr-x. 2 jandra jandra 4096 Aug 17 19:51 bin
drwxr-xr-x. 2 jandra jandra 4096 Aug 17 19:51 doc
drwxr-xr-x. 5 jandra jandra 4096 Aug 17 19:51 etc
-rw-r–r–. 1 jandra jandra 260600 Aug 17 19:51 FILES
-rw-r–r–. 1 jandra jandra 2538 Aug 17 19:51 INSTALL
drwxr-xr-x. 2 jandra jandra 4096 Aug 17 19:51 installer
drwxr-xr-x. 14 jandra jandra 4096 Aug 17 19:51 lib
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 jandra jandra 193750 Aug 17 19:51 vmware-install.pl

[root@drash vmware-tools-distrib]# ./vmware-install.pl
A previous installation of VMware Tools has been detected.

The previous installation was made by the tar installer (version 4).

Keeping the tar4 installer database format.

You have a version of VMware Tools installed. Continuing this install will
first uninstall the currently installed version. Do you wish to continue?
(yes/no) [yes]

Uninstalling the tar installation of VMware Tools.

Stopping services for VMware Tools

Stopping vmware-tools (via systemctl): [ OK ]

The removal of VMware Tools 9.4.0 build-1280544 for Linux completed
successfully.

Installing VMware Tools.

In which directory do you want to install the binary files?
[/usr/bin]

What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to rc6.d/)?
[/etc/rc.d]

What is the directory that contains the init scripts?
[/etc/rc.d/init.d]

In which directory do you want to install the daemon files?
[/usr/sbin]

In which directory do you want to install the library files?
[/usr/lib/vmware-tools]

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?
[yes]

In which directory do you want to install the documentation files?
[/usr/share/doc/vmware-tools]

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
want? [yes]

The installation of VMware Tools 9.4.0 build-1280544 for Linux 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]

Initializing…

This configuration program is to be executed in a virtual machine.

Execution aborted.

based on below article installing kernel-devel packages
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/archive/index.php/t-172762.html

[root@drash vmware-tools-distrib]# uname -r
3.11.6-301.fc20.i686
[root@drash vmware-tools-distrib]# ^C
[root@drash vmware-tools-distrib]# rpm -qa | grep kernel
kernel-modules-extra-3.11.6-300.fc20.i686
libreport-plugin-kerneloops-2.1.9-1.fc20.i686
kernel-headers-3.11.6-301.fc20.i686
kernel-modules-extra-3.11.6-301.fc20.i686
kernel-3.11.6-300.fc20.i686
kernel-3.11.5-302.fc20.i686
kernel-3.11.6-301.fc20.i686
kernel-modules-extra-3.11.5-302.fc20.i686
abrt-addon-kerneloops-2.1.9-1.fc20.i686
[root@drash vmware-tools-distrib]# yum install kernel-devel
Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
Resolving Dependencies
–> Running transaction check
—> Package kernel-devel.i686 0:3.11.6-301.fc20 will be installed
–> Finished Dependency Resolution

and this one
http://linuxchallenges.blogspot.cz/2013/08/vmware-toll-installation-on-linux-this.html

[root@drash vmware-tools-distrib]# yum install kernel-PAE
Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
Resolving Dependencies
–> Running transaction check
—> Package kernel-PAE.i686 0:3.11.6-301.fc20 will be installed
–> Finished Dependency Resolution

Source:
https://ask.fedoraproject.org/question/28761/install-vmware-tools-on-fedora-19/

Issues:
1) 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]
Initializing…
This configuration program is to be executed in a virtual machine.
Execution aborted.

http://linuxchallenges.blogspot.cz/2013/08/vmware-toll-installation-on-linux-this.html

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