open-vm-tools

open Virtual Machine Tools (open-vm-tools) are the open source implementation of VMware Tools. They are a set of guest operating system virtualization components that enhance performance and user experience of virtual machines. As virtualization technology rapidly becomes mainstream, each virtualization solution provider implements their own set of tools and utilities to supplement the guest virtual machine. However, most of the implementations are proprietary and are tied to a specific virtualization platform.

With the Open Virtual Machine Tools project, we are hoping to solve this and other related problems. The tools are currently composed of kernel modules for Linux and user-space programs for all VMware supported Unix-like guest operating systems. They provide several useful functions like:

* File transfer between a host and guest
* Improved memory management and network performance under virtualization
* General mechanisms and protocols for communication between host and guests and from guest to guest

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open-vm-tools-8.8.0-471268.tar.gz 0003760851 3.59 MB about 8 years
open-vm-tools-modprobe.conf 0000000128 128 Bytes over 8 years
open-vm-tools-vmxnet+kernel-3.0.patch 0000001736 1.7 KB about 8 years
open-vm-tools.changes 0000032750 32 KB about 8 years
open-vm-tools.permissions 0000000067 67 Bytes almost 11 years
open-vm-tools.spec 0000012394 12.1 KB about 8 years
preamble 0000000274 274 Bytes over 8 years
vmtoolsd 0000005291 5.17 KB over 8 years
vmware-user-autostart-wrapper 0000000333 333 Bytes over 8 years
vmware-user-autostart.desktop 0000000115 115 Bytes over 10 years
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