Install VMware Tools on CentOS 7 to enable host shared folder access

make sure to install all updates for vmware workstation; (for instance 10.4 has buggy tools; fixed in 10.7)
[code language=”shell”]
yum install gcc make perl "kernel-devel-uname-r == $(uname -r)"
mkdir /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
cp VMwareTools-9.6.5-2700074.tar.gz /tmp
cd /tmp
tar -xvzf VMwareTools-9.6.5-2700074.tar.gz
cd vmware-tools-distrib/
shared folders get mounted under /mnt/hgfs

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