I installed the VMware Alert Central appliance and noticed that it doesn't have VMware Tools installed or running.
I'd like to rectify this, but don't see a means of doing so via the management web app and doing a manual install requires root.
VMware tools are already installed in the appliance:
[root@localhost bin]# /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl --help
VMware Tools 8.6.0 build-425873 configurator.
Anyway, if you need information regarding root password, please refer to this Twhack entry: Re: Root Password?
Hope it helps!