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Warning: those guides are mostly obsolete, please have a look at the new documentation.

UnixWindowsOracleObsoleteHardwareDIYMechanicsScriptsConfigs

Setting up local network redhat, centos, vmware repositories
 
RHEL7 repo
cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
#mkdir .trash/
#mv * .trash/
cat > rhel7.repo <<EOF
[rhel7]
name=srvinstall install server
baseurl=http://srvinstall/RHEL7/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-redhat-release
EOF
yum install screen wget ksh elinks curl lftp mc
 
RHEL6 repo
cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
#mkdir .trash/
#mv * .trash/
cat > rhel6.repo <<EOF
[rhel6]
name=srvinstall install server
baseurl=http://srvinstall/RHEL6/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-redhat-release
EOF
 
CentOS 7 repo
cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
mkdir trash/
mv * trash/
cat > centos7.repo <<EOF
[centos7]
name=srvinstall install server
baseurl=http://srvinstall/CentOS7/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-7
EOF
 
CentOS 6 repo
cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
mkdir .trash/
mv * .trash/
cat > centos6.repo <<EOF
[centos6]
name=srvinstall install server
baseurl=http://srvinstall/CentOS6/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6
EOF
 
EPEL open-vm-tools for RHEL6/CentOS6
wget https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-6.noarch.rpm
rpm -ivh epel-release-latest-6.noarch.rpm
yum -y install open-vm-tools
/etc/init.d/vmtoolsd start
chkconfig --list | grep tools
 
RHEL7 open-vm-tools
You can use open-vm-tools from the official repository. No need to use the vmware or EPEL repositories.
yum install open-vm-tools
systemctl list-unit-files | grep -i tools
systemctl status vmtoolsd
 
EPEL for RHEL7/CentOS7
wget https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
rpm -ivh epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
 
VMware RHEL6x64 - not needed
cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
cat > vmware_rhel6.repo <<EOF
[vmware-tools]
name=VMware Tools for Red Hat Enterprise Linux $releasever – $basearch
baseurl=http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/latest/rhel6/x86_64/ 
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://packages.vmware.com/tools/keys/VMWARE-PACKAGING-GPG-RSA-KEY.pub
EOF
yum install vmware-tools-esx-nox vmware-tools-services
ls -l /etc/init/vmware-tools-services.conf
reboot
 
VMware RHEL7x64 - not needed
cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
cat > vmware_rhel7.repo <<EOF
[vmware-tools]
name = VMware Tools for Red Hat Enterprise Linux $releasever – $basearch
baseurl = http://packages.vmware.com/packages/rhel7/x86_64/
enabled = 1
gpgcheck = 1
EOF
 

(obsolete, see the new doc)