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Feature Request: VMware ESXi Support

 
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scegg



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:13 am    Post subject: Feature Request: VMware ESXi Support Reply with quote

Since there is some 3rd party package to support VMware ESXi (http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2073803), please consider to add a new package in Package Manager make it easier for an end user to install VMware Tools or compatible alternative solution.

Thanks.
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gordonf



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:19 pm    Post subject: If all you need is VMware Tools... Reply with quote

...there's a template available now with v9.9.0 Tools pre-installed. The 3.2.0 kernel and later have the needed kernel modules.

I've noticed that donations seem to encourage new features. Fulvio's still only one developer though, and he's been adding support for Hyper-V and Xen as of late.
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scegg



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:14 am    Post subject: Re: If all you need is VMware Tools... Reply with quote

gordonf wrote:
...there's a template available now with v9.9.0 Tools pre-installed. The 3.2.0 kernel and later have the needed kernel modules.

I've noticed that donations seem to encourage new features. Fulvio's still only one developer though, and he's been adding support for Hyper-V and Xen as of late.
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I wonder whether the VM tools will be kept after a kernel upgrading. BTW, I'm a subscribers of ZeroShell.
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gordonf



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:54 pm    Post subject: Apparently they are kept OK Reply with quote

I hadn't realized I did this when I spun up my last ZS VM, but I installed a new kernel (3.18.11) on the last template I built that had a stock kernel (3.14.31). The VMware Tools hack-installation held without difficulty.

I guess this is because this Tools installation is user mode code only, and no kernel modules, which are compiled-in by Fulvio at least since ZS 3.2.0. I only use the Tools for monitoring and automated shutdown, so this makes sense.
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scegg



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Apparently they are kept OK Reply with quote

gordonf wrote:
I hadn't realized I did this when I spun up my last ZS VM, but I installed a new kernel (3.18.11) on the last template I built that had a stock kernel (3.14.31). The VMware Tools hack-installation held without difficulty.

I guess this is because this Tools installation is user mode code only, and no kernel modules, which are compiled-in by Fulvio at least since ZS 3.2.0. I only use the Tools for monitoring and automated shutdown, so this makes sense.
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Yup, but I prefer the driver for VMXNET3 NIC as well. That maybe hurt.
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