Installing vmtools in openSUSE is not as simple as installing it in a Windows or Ubuntu VM, but once you know what to do it’s not too bad.
To install VMWare Tools for openSUSE guest OS
Once your OS is installed, you’ll now need to install the prerequisite software on the openSUSE virtual machine.
~> yast2 –install gcc gcc-c++ kernel-source make
This installs the GNU C & C++ compilers, kernel Source packages and the make utility.
In VMWare, click the VM menu and select Install VMWare Tools.
In SUSE, open your cd drive, right click the rpm package and select Open with “Package Installer”.
Once installed you’ll need to run the vmtools config perl script.
Reboot your VM and you will have VMWare Tools running.