Vmware tools is a package one can install in guest operating systems that run on a VMware host.

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A VM on VMware goes back on time on reboot

This is strange, I had cloned a base build VM and had it running for 3 days, starting from October 6th. Due to a maintenance issue, had to reboot the server and found it had everything lost. No ...
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Why might VMWare Tools downgrade after upgrade?

Running vSphere Client 5.5 and attempting to upgrade linux VMs that were on the older VMWare tools version. All linux VMs are RedHat v5.0. I go through the VMWare automatic install process and ...
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Find out ESXi host from VM? [duplicate]

I have a monitor that is running on all guests, Windows and Linux. I'd like to send back the Parent host of the guest with this monitor, How can I found out the VM host from within a ESXi VM? Ideally ...
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VMware Tools are installed but inactive. Scientific Linux 6.4, ESXi 5.1.0, vCenter 5.1.0

Basic information: VM OS is Scientific Linux 6.4 x86_64, installed as minimal, with network-support and access to EPEL repository. Hypervisor is ESXI 5.1.0, build-1065491. I don't have the rights ...
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ESXi 5.5 missing VMware Tools ISOs

The VMware Tools ISO's in my new ESXi 5.5 installation are missing. Where can I download them from?
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VMWare tools not installing with an error

VMWare tools not installing on Ubuntu 12.04. I'm using Chef to manage the installation, but the Apt commands fail if run manually. I'm using the VMWare tool Debian repo. Example: $ cat ...
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Is it a bad idea to install the VMware Tools 5.1 latest on RHEL guests running on VMware ESXI 4.1?

We are planning to install a VMware Tools RPM package on 50+ virtual machines running RHEL. Does the version of VMware Tools matter? The standard documented method to install VMware Tools is using ...
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Why not use vmware tools for time synchronisation?

We have two VMWare environments running a bunch of (mainly) Redhat 5.9 and 6.4 guests. We are having issues with time drift (minutes ahead per week). We use ntp, syncing to the local domain ...
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How do I make sure VMware Tools is installed and running?

[root@tst-01 ~]# rpm -qa |grep vmware vmware-tools-libraries-nox-8.6.0-2.x86_64 vmware-tools-foundation-8.6.0-4.x86_64 vmware-tools-libraries-x-8.6.0-2.x86_64 [root@tst-01 ~]# ps aux |grep vmware root ...
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install vmware tools in zeroshell 2.0

Situation I'm using the 2.0 RC2 iso from http://www.zeroshell.org in a VMware ESXi 5.1 virtual machine and am trying to adapt the instructions on HowTo: vmware-tools in ZeroShell for v2.0 as the file ...
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htop lying about vmware-tools memory consumption

I am experiencing a problem where htop (top too) is incorrectly reporting the memory consumption of a process, in this case the vmware-tools service (highlighted below). I am colorblind and thought I ...
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Can't install kernel-uek-headers for currently running kernel

I have just created a VM in VMWare and installed a minimal install of Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.3. # cat /etc/oracle-release Oracle Linux Server release 6.3 It is running with the UEK kernel. # ...
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Convert EC2 instance to VMware workstation

How can I export one windows instance (with active directory, SQL, SharePoint) from amazon (EC2) to my local environment, and be able run it on a local VMware workstation? I have used the VMware ...
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vmware esx, report error from guest to the hypervisor

I have a windows 2003 server running under vmware esx. For weird reasons, outside of our control, sometimes the guest tcp/ip stack stops working. So, for example, remote desktop connections don't ...
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Mouse and video integration with VMware Tools doesn't work on cloned VMs

When I clone a virtual machine from a template that already has Tools installed the mouse integration and better resolution of the console don't work. vCenter recognizes that Tools is installed. Why ...
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How to install VMware tools for Ubuntu 11.04 hosted on VMware ESXi?

I'm running Vmware ESX 4.1 and I have a development VM that I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to 11.04. Then I tried to re-install VMware Tools and some of the modules gave me an error and would ...
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Installing open-vm-tools in Ubuntu via Puppet; what's the lesser evil?

In an ideal world, configuring puppet to install the open-vm-tools should be as simple as this: class vm-tools { package { 'open-vm-tools': ensure => installed } package { ...
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Get vmxnet3 working on Solaris 11 Express and Vmware ESX 4.0

I've installed Solaris 11 express VM and installed tools over it. ESX reports VMware Tools: OK but I can't see vmxnet3 adapter in "ifconfig -a". Ideas?
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Should VMware Tools always be installed in headless Linux guests?

We have a deployment with what I would call an Enterprise Cloud Provider. It's VMWare Infrastructure 3.5.x and includes VMotion / VMWare HA instances, etc. At Provider 1 VMWare Tools was installed: ...
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Linux with Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel on VMware?

I have a basic question and I want to make sure I have good understanding I want to prepare a system to be used for Oracle Database (Development) if I want to run (Oracle, CentOS, RedHat) Linux on ...
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Find out if the OS is running in a virtual environment

Is there any way to find out if the linux i'm running (actually installing) is running in a VMWare machine. I need to disable ntp settings if the automated install is done on a virtual machine but ...
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VMWare tools on Ubuntu Server 10.10 kernel source problem

After install and running the vm-ware config, the config needs my kernel headers to compile some modules, ok, so I'll give it them, but it just won't work. It asks for the path of the directory of C ...
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Determining the name of the VMware host of a VM guest - from the guest

Is it possible to determine the name of the VMware host (ESX or ESXi) that my guest resides in, from within the guest itself? I would expect this to be possible via VMware Tools, but am not sure ...
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FreeNas running on ESXi - sometimes gets very slugish

I have a ESXi server (dual quad core, 8GB of DDR3 ram, 6x 1TB WD Blacks running in RAid 5 on the PErc 6/i controller. I have a 64bit freenas VM running, on this VM I keep about 200Gigs of stuff that ...
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Where should custom vmware-tools scripts go

I have installed the VMWare Tools into a test Ubuntu guest, and it's created the standard scripts as expected: poweroff-vm-default poweron-vm-default resume-vm-default suspend-vm-default I add some ...
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Getting metadata from within VMWare Guest OS

Is there a way to get metadata (i.e. VM Name, Annotations, etc.) from within the Guest OS? I'm using a Ubuntu JeOS template and want to run a script on startup which configures new VMs according to ...
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Where can I download VMWare Tools for 1.x?

Please can you show me where I can download the latest Version of VMWare Tools for the following Client: Server is Windows 2003 32 bit with VMWare Server 1.x (Yes, I know 1.x is old. We will upgrade ...
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VMware Tools in Ubuntu guest on VMware Server 2 do not build

When trying to build the VMware tools in my Ubuntu 9.10 64 bit guest on a VMware Server 2.0.2 host with Debian 5 I'm getting strange errors like: Building the vmmemctl module. Using 2.6.x kernel ...
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Performance monitoring from guest OS

I was wondering if there is any tools that can be used inside of a VM and is aware of working in virtualized environment. It can be little misleading using Linux top tool without regarding limits of ...
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Error Reparing VMWare Client Tools Win2008

When I tried to "repair" client tools in Win2008 64bit, I got error message as Product: VMware Tools -- Error 1935.An error occurred during the installation of assembly ...
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How do I install VMware Tools in an Ubuntu VM running in VMware Fusion?

I have Ubuntu (Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS) running in a VMware Fusion VM, and I believe I've installed VMware Tools. But how can I confirm that VMware Tools is running correctly? When I try step 8 of ...
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VMware — clone -vs- templating a gold master server

I'm a little confused. I have just completed making a "gold" master VM server that I'll be using for making new servers. To make new servers based on this gold master.... Should I simply clone the ...
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How do I migrate a ubuntu server vmware virtual machine with a broken snapshot chain

I currently have a ubuntu 8 server virtual machine running within vmware server 2.0 on centos and need to migrate the virtual machine to a server running vmware vsphere essentials. However, copying ...
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Problem installing VMWare Tools on Linux Guest

I am trying to install VMWare tools on a Fedora 10 guest (Windows Vista host) and running into problems. I am logged in as root. Upon attempting to install, I get a message saying "Guest operating ...
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VMware tools ported for Fedora 11 VM?

With Fedora 11 being so new and using a newer Linux kernel, the VMware tools don't compile so can't be directly used in an F11 VM. I can get around to porting them myself, but has anyone else run ...
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Are there any tools to diff two VMWARE Windows XP images?

Is there any tool that can summarize Registry and File differences between two VMWARE Windows XP images?