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  • 1.  Install VM ware tools question

    Posted Feb 21, 2018 02:04 PM

    Hi everyone.. Quick and silly question.. I have a mobile iron standalone sentry appliance. I am able to mount the vm ware tools installer but how do i actually install the tools on the appliance.? The reason why I want to do this is I need to run scheduled tasks on this appliance and I cannot unless vm ware tools is installed

    I have my enable password turn on privileged commands, I just can't find any more info on how to install..

    Thanks for any help  you guys can give!



  • 2.  RE: Install VM ware tools question

    Posted Feb 21, 2018 02:26 PM

    Be careful in installing tools on a vendor appliance. They will usually not support you doing that and it may even cause instability.

  • 3.  RE: Install VM ware tools question

    Posted Aug 21, 2019 05:26 PM

    The MobileIron CLI includes a command that facilitates installation of VMware tools. Complete the following steps:

    1. In the vSphere Client, right-click on the VM.
    2. Select Guest | Install/Upgrade VMware Tools.VMInstallTools_495x259
    3. Enter the password when prompted.
    4. Enter the following command: #install rpm cdrom
    5. Select an rpm when prompted.
    6. Enter the number for VMwareTools package.
    7. Enter enable in the MobileIron CLI screen, at the prompt.

    I hope this helps, Pulled it from the MI Knowledge Base