vmware and freebsd 8
kalin at el.net
Wed Jul 28 21:03:25 UTC 2010
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...
> 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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