Installing SSH (Ubuntu Server)

as super user

# sudo -s

Add the ssh package

To change the SSH parameters edit the following file


To change the ssh banner edit the following file /etc/

apt-get install openssh-server

Change the DHCP address to static

go to /etc/network and edit the interfaces file

under the "# The primary network interface" add the following information

auto eth0

iface eth0 inet static






Then ensure the DNS resolution is setup correctly in /etc/resolv.conf



Restart the network

# /etc/init.d/networking restart

VMware Tools Installation (Ubuntu)

First install the following to get the initial packages required to get the installation started:

apt-get install linux-headers-generic

apt-get install gcc build-essential

If the cdrom was not automatically mounted, mount the cdrom (in your guest OS) by doing

make a mount point if needed :

# sudo mkdir /media/cdrom

Mount the CD

#  sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

Copy and extract VMWareTools

# sudo cp /media/cdrom/VMwareTools*.tar.gz ~/Desktop

You can extract with archive manager, right click on the archive and extract ... or

# tar xvf VMwareTools*.tar.gz

Install as below

Open a terminal window, and run the following commands.

# cd ~/Desktop/vmware-tools-distrib

# sudo ./

During, choose the default answers to everything (just hit the <enter> key).

You can configure the tools as root

# sudo vmware-toolbox

Otherwise run them as a user (not root)

# vmware-toolbox