vmware and freebsd 8
kalin at el.net
Wed Jul 28 21:32:09 UTC 2010
for the record - if anybody's interested...
kalin m wrote:
> so installed the open-vmware-tools-nox11 package... the vsphere ( the
> client interface) detects it but it says VMWare Tools: Unmanaged. any
> idea what that means?
> i did try to install from source off the sourceforge site without x
> and some other stuff but it's broken.....
> kalin m wrote:
>> awesome... thanks to all replies... i'll try the nox11 also..
>> those machines are only intended as servers so guis are not
>> necessary... thanks...
>> Kevin Wilcox wrote:
>>> On 28 July 2010 09:12, Steve Polyack <korvus at comcast.net> wrote:
>>>> We've always used the open-vm-tools port
>>>> (/usr/ports/emulators/open-vm-tools-nox11). There is both an x11 and
>>>> "nox11" version, both of which work very well. It also includes a
>>>> of other drivers and modules, including the memory balloon driver.
>>>> If you only intend on using the vmware-guestd, vmxnet, and/or vmmemctl
>>>> (memory ballon driver), then you can build with "-DWITHOUT_DNET
>>>> -DWITHOUT_ICU -DWITHOUT_FUSE" to eliminate a few more dependencies.
>>> Steve - that's excellent advice. I'll try out open-vm-tools-nox11 on
>>> one of my VMs this afternoon and see how it goes. Thanks!!
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