Step 1. Update your packages
Update old packages with the following command.
PS: It's not a must, it's just a good practice to ensure they are up to date first.
Step 2. Run installation command for Open VM Tools
apt -y install open-vm-tools-desktop fuse
Step 3. Reboot your VM (Virtual Machine)
Run the following command in a terminal to immediately reboot the VM.
If the above steps didn't work then doing a full upgrade should help. Please run the upgrade command below using the following command and then repeat steps 1-3
apt full-upgrade -y
How to verify Open VM Tools is installed
You can run the following command which displays a list of all installed packages and then uses grep to extract names matching "open-vm"
dpkg -l | grep open-vm