I am running VMware Workstation on a Linux box.
When I power on a centOS (Linux) virtual machine I cannot get mouse or keyboard control of the machine. I suspect that it has something to do with the error message:
You do not have VMware Tools installed in this guest. Chose "Install VMware Tools" from the VM menu.
If I click on that menu option, it inserts a virtual cd with drivers etc. This does not help me since I don't have keyboard or mouse control over the machine.
I was thinking that if I could figure out the IP address or hostname I could use any number of protocols to get into the machine (SSH comes to mind).
How can I get the IP address or hostname of this machine?
Note: I did not create this machine. A coworker created it who is no longer with the company. Would save me a lot of time if I could get into the machine. I have login credentials so that won't be a problem.