vmware-tools

    • Re: vmware-tools

      VMware has a pretty good tutorial for installing the tools here. Basically, download the file, untar it, and run the install script.

      It would be tough to include it because I think you need the build-essentials package for gcc and make which would make the image much bigger.
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    • Re: vmware-tools

      The typical usecase is to run this on a physical box. It does not prevent you from running it inside of a vm, but you simply have to make the nessesary steps on your own. Applying VMware tools as a default simply would grow it in size and make it more complex for the other users with normal physical boxes.

      For test purposes you can also leave the tools out if you like.
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    • Re: vmware-tools

      Thanks for that. In my understanding there are plenty of virtualised NASes out there, non than less nas4free and freenas have vmwaretools installed by default.
      I'm not suggesting OMW should do exactly what they do but being those older projects they are indeed better established and have gone through these discussions already.

      I still think it's a good idea, what the problem in having a larger installation?

      Alternatively... since OMV has a plugin funtionality how about develop a plugin for that?
    • Re: vmware-tools

      I know this is a bit late but still valid to answer. OpenMediaVault is Debian.

      Put VMware Tools
      If you use VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) go to VM > Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools

      [Blocked Image: http://www.wingfoss.com/system/files/vmware-tools/vmware-tools-02.png]

      We must log in with root user. It is better if we start with update all the software in system first then reboot one time.


      Source Code

      1. apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
      2. shutdown -r now


      Install compiler and Linux Header with command


      Source Code

      1. apt-get update && apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) libglib2.0-0

      Mount VMware Tools disc and extract file


      Source Code

      1. mount /dev/cdrom /mnt
      2. tar xvfz /mnt/VMwareTools-*.tar.gz -C /tmp/

      Start installing VMware Tools with command


      Source Code

      1. perl /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/vmware-install.pl

      Then press Enter to all the questions to use all default answer. Then reboot again and it will be done.


      Source Code

      1. shutdown -r now
    • Re: vmware-tools

      Please substitute 'apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade' with 'omv-update'. (At least for the newest versions)

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