I have a Ubuntu VM running in a VMware vCenter server to which I connect via vSphere Client from my Windows machine. By default the copy/paste sharing between the VM and my Windows machine is disabled, so I had to go through a few steps to get this feature enabled. This post is a note for what I did to make it work eventually.
[Step 1] Enable Copy/Paste in vSphere Client
Shut down your VM and do the following:
- Enter the VM’s properties window by clicking the link/button that’s labeled
Edit virtual machine settings.
- Switch to
Advancedand click the button
Configuration Parameters...that’s displayed on the right of the window.
- Add the following three parameters:
OKall the way out.
[Step 2] Install VMware Tools
Start your VM and install VMware tools by entering the following:
sudo apt install open-vm-tools-desktop
and then reboot. Done.
- Instructions for installing VMware tools: https://vitux.com/how-to-install-vmware-tools-in-ubuntu/
- Enabling copy/paste in vSphere Client: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/57122