These are the steps I took to get this working.
I got most of my information from following the guide available here: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/osp_install_guide.pdf. I was working on a CentOS 5.5 install but the difference from standard Redhat should be minimal.
Add the VMware package signing keys to yum - Copy the two key files from http://packages.vmware.com/tools/keys
# rpm --import <file> for each fileCreate the repository configuration file (/etc/yum.repos.d/vmware-tools.repo) and add the folowing:
[vmware-tools]The last 3 parts of the baseurl change depending on your setup - check the guide linked above for details. Also the "4.1u1" part will need changing if you ever update your ESX server version in order to get the correct VMware Tools installed.
Install VMware Tools
# yum install vmware-tools-nox(if you have a graphical environment install the package "vmware-tools" - I only have command line on my servers so add the "-nox" part to prevent the vmware tools graphics drivers from installing.
Reboot then check it is working :
# /etc/init.d/vmware-tools status