The VMware Tools installation after Easy Install Ubuntu 14.4.1

Components:

  • MacBook Pro with Sierra 10.12.6 as Host
  • VMWare Fusion PRO 10.1.1
  • Ubuntu Desktop 64-bits 14.4.1 LST as Guest

Problem description:
I have installed Ubuntu using Easy Install. After powering on the VM I can’t install VMware Tools. The option is grey/unavailable.

Observation:
The CD-ROM can not be connected because of one error.

Solution:
Open VMware Fusion application > right click on the corresponding VM > Show in Finder > right click on the corresponding .vmwarevm file > Show Package Contents:

  • If you have autoinst.flp in the VM directory – rename
  • If you have autoinst.iso in the VM directory – rename

Where these files are present and/or configured in the vmx – the virtual machine will be launched in automatic installation mode that prevents the connection files iso vmware-tools

VMware Tools Installation

From VMware Fusion application Menu > Virtual Machine > Reinstall VMware Tools > Install
Follow install window indications for further installation inside Ubuntu OS.

Enjoy!

Hardware Limitation and Planning for My MacBook Virtual Network

LAB Diagram and Devices BOM

My intention is to build and test the labs presented in MPLS in SDN Era Book:

As shown in the network diagram the BOM consist of:

  • 10 x Junos Logical Systems Devices: 2xH, 2xCE, 2xPE, 2xBR, 1xRR, 1xP
  • 4 x IOS XRv Virtual Routers Devices: 2xPE, 1xRR, 1xP

Note: H/CE/BR devices can be built also using simple instance-type virtual routers as no additional inside virtualization is needed.

  • 6 x Junos Routing Instances instance-type virtual routers: 2xH, 2xCE, 2xBR
  • 4 x Junos Logical Systems Devices: 2xPE, 1xRR, 1xP
  • 4 x IOS XRv Virtual Routers Devices: 2xPE, 1xRR, 1xP

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