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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

Source Files (show unmerged sources)

Filename Size Changed Actions
enable-gcc46+.patch 2.5 KB 9 months ago Download File
open-vm-tools-modprobe.conf 128 Bytes over 4 years ago Download File
open-vm-tools-stable-10.0.5.tar.gz 3.41 MB 2 months ago Download File
open-vm-tools.changes 49 KB about 2 months ago Download File
open-vm-tools.spec 18.3 KB about 2 months ago Download File
pre_checkin.sh 233 Bytes 6 months ago Download File
preamble 274 Bytes almost 5 years ago Download File
tools.conf 1.44 KB almost 4 years ago Download File
vgauthd.service 263 Bytes 5 months ago Download File
vmtoolsd 5.32 KB 5 months ago Download File
vmtoolsd.service 311 Bytes 5 months ago Download File
vmware-user-autostart-wrapper 633 Bytes about 1 year ago Download File
vmware-user-autostart.desktop 115 Bytes over 6 years ago Download File

Latest Revision

Mike Latimer Mike Latimer (mlatimer) accepted request 350715 about 2 months ago (revision 326)
Disable gtkmm2.4 for SLES12 builds

Comments for Virtualization:VMware (2)

Miuku Mauku Miuku wrote 5 months ago

Latest changes to the tools break them on 13.x which do not include the vgauthd service - removing the requirements from the .service file makes the actual tools work though.

Mike Latimer mlatimer wrote 4 months ago

Sorry about that. I'll submit a fix.