Just a quick note on how to get the VMware tools running on Debian Lenny on a Vsphere Virtual Machine.
From inside the vSphere client select you Debian Virtual Machine.
Now click with the right mouse on it and go to Guest, install / upgrade VMware tools.
This will virtually insert the VMware tools cd.
next … just type in the following:
mount /media/cdrom cp /media/cdrom/VMwareTools*.tar.gz /tmp cd /tmp tar zxvf VMwareTools*.tar.gz cd vmware-tools-distrib/ ./vmware-install.pl --default
Now you will get the VMware tools installed with the default settings, wich are good to go in most cases.