To enable the copy and paste option for all virtual machines in the ESXi host:
- Log in to the ESX/ESXi host as a root user.
- Take a backup of the /etc/vmware/config file.
- Open the
/etc/vmware/configfile using a text editor.
- Add these entries to the file:
vmx.fullpath = “/bin/vmx”
- Save and close the file.
The Copy and Paste options are only enabled when the virtual machines restarts, and you must have vmware tools installed.