How to Install Software in the VMware VMA

 I am sure this is not supported and therefore not recommended but installing software in the vSphere Management Assistant is possible as it is just a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 virtual machine. You can use the following to search for software:

sudo zypper search nano

This will search for nano. Once you have found the package you want to install then use the following to install it:

sudo zypper install nano

Note the first time you run this you are prompted to accept the openSUSE package signing key. This is up to you and no one else...

Written on January 23, 2012