Configuring a Server with an ISO Image (Ubuntu Server 14.04)

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Learn how to install the VMWare Tools and how to configure the network after you have installed the ISO image.

Prerequisites:

  • You have already installed Ubuntu Server 14.04.
  • You skipped the network configuration during installation of Ubuntu Server 14.04.
  • You are in the Cloud Panel, section Infrastructure > Servers.

The VMware Tools is a set of utilities that you can install into the server's operating system. Install the VMware Tools to ensure the proper operation of your server.

Note:

If you have not configured the server yet, you can access it only using the KVM console.

To install the VMWare Tools:
  • Activate the desired server.
  • Click DVD Drive.
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  • In the Applications tab, select the VMWare Tools Linux DVD.
  • Click Load DVD.
  • Click Actions > Start KVM Console. The KVM console opens in a new tab.
  • Click Send Ctrl+Alt+Del.
  • Log in with the following information:

    localhost login: root
    assword: the password of your choice

    You will log in to the server.
  • Enter the command mkdir /mnt/dvd.
  • Enter the command mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/dvd. The DVD will be mounted.
  • To extract the archive, enter the command tar -xzf /mnt/dvd/VMwareTools-9.4.10-2068191.tar.gz -C/tmp.
  • To call the install script and install the tools with the default specifications, enter the command /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/vmware-install.pl.
    The message Do you still want to proceed with this legacy installer? appears.
  • Enter yes and press Enter.
    The message In which directory do you want to install the binary files? [/usr/bin] appears.
  • Press Enter.
    The message What is the directory that contains the init directories (rc0.d/ to rc6.d/)? appears.
  • Press Enter.
    The message What is the directory that contains the init scripts? [/etc/init.d] appears.
  • Press Enter.
    The message In which directory do you want to install the deamon files? [/usr/sbin] appears.
  • Press Enter.
    The message In which directory do you want to install the library files? [/usr/lib/vmware-tools] appears.
  • Press Enter.
    The message 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? appears.
  • Enter yes.
    The message In which directory do you want to install the documentation files? [/usr/share/doc/vmware-tools] appears.
  • Press Enter.
    The message 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? appears.
  • Enter yes.
    The message In which directory do you want to install the documentation files? [/usr/share/doc/vmware-tools] appears.
  • Press Enter.
    The message 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] appears.
  • Enter yes and press Enter.
    The message 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] appears.
  • Enter yes and press Enter.
    The message The VMware Host-Guest Filesystem allows for shared folders between the host OS and the guest OS in a Fusion or Workstation virtual environment. Do you wish to enable this feature? [no] appears.
  • Enter no and press Enter.
    The message The vmblock enables dragging or copying files between host and guest in a Fusion or Workstation virtual environment. Do you wish to enable this feature? appears.
  • Enter no and press Enter.
    The message Would you like to enable VMware automatic kernel modules? appears.
  • Enter no and press Enter.

The VMware Tools will be installed.

To configure the network:

  • Open the edior.
  • open /etc/network/interfaces
  • Insert the following lines under iface lo inet loopback:
  • auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp
  • To activate the interface, enter the following command:
  • superuser@locahost:~$ sudo ifup eth0