vmware tools for ESX Server 3.5
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Wed Sep 3 16:10:49 UTC 2008
On Wednesday 03 September 2008, B. Cook wrote:
> I am setting up FreeBSD 7.0 and he is asking about the vmware-tools.
> Ports has some things, but I am not sure what I need, and neither is he.
> Can anyone tell me what it needs?
I usually create VM's with the Intel gigabit vNIC's which can use
FreeBSD's "em" driver. Since Xorg includes the vmmouse and vmware video
drivers already, the main things you should be looking for are the
memory "balloon" driver and the guestd service. In the past I have gotten
these to work by using the supplied tools (on the CD image that
is "inserted" when you select "Install VMware tools" from the host).
However it is much easier nowadays to use the free version in
ports/emulators/open-vm-tools (or open-vm-tools-nox11).
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