[CentOS-virt] open-vm-tools for latest CentOS-4 and CentOS-5 kernel-vms

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Mon Dec 31 19:37:31 UTC 2007


There are some (very much) testing open-vm-tools RPMS for both the
CentOS-4 and CentOS-5 i386 and x86_64 kernel-vm's and standard UP kernels.

The kernel-vm's are available here:


(The kernel-vm kernels are designed to run inside the VMs at a clock
rate of 100HZ instead of 1000Hz.)

The open-vm-tools are available here:


The purpose of these RPMS (open-vm-tools) is to replace the VMware-Tools
RPMS that come with VMWare.

Please remove VMWare-Tools inside the VM if you are going to install
these open-vm-tools for testing.

There is an xorg.conf file that should be used to replace the one in
/etc/X11/ inside the VM Client only (not on your host).

The open-vm-tools SHOULD ONLY be installed inside a VM Client and not on
the VM Host.

These open-vm-tools RPMS are only designed to work with CentOS VM
Clients/Guests (should not matter what the host is), though they should
also work if RHEL4 or RHEL5 are the VM Clients/Guests.

Documentation for the vm tools can be found here:


and chapter3 here:


(In that PDF file, the installation parts can be ignored, but the
configuration parts and usage parts should work)

Johnny Hughes

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