[CentOS-virt] help getting open-vm-tools installed

Tue Mar 18 17:35:04 UTC 2008
Fletch Bowling <fletchb at gmail.com>

Akemi Yagi wrote:
>>  >
>>  Thanks that got me a bit further but still running into dependency errors:
>>  This is my kernel: 2.6.18-53.1.14.el5xen i686
>>  This is the error message:
>>  Missing Dependency: open-vm-tools-kmod-common >= 0 is needed by package kmod-open-vm-tools
>>  Any idea where I can this this rpm??
>>  Thanks, Fletch
> First of all ,you don't want to install the xen kernel as a guest.
> Just get the standard kernel or kernel-vm.  Second, the open-vm-tools
> rpms for the latest kernel 2.6.18-53.1.14 are not available yet.
> Akemi
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Booting the non-xen kernel did the trick- well at least regular vmware 
tools works fine now.
But at a later date I would like to learn about the VM abilities of xen 
and right now I know almost zero.
Any good faqs for someone just getting started?
Thanks, Fletch