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heinkonijn
29-Oct-2014, 22:57
Hi,

Do we still need to install vmware tools on sles12 when running on ESX?
The plain vanilla install says the vmware tools version is "Running (3rd-party/Independent)"

Cheers,
Hein

smflood
30-Oct-2014, 11:44
On 29/10/2014 22:04, heinkonijn wrote:

> Do we still need to install vmware tools on sles12 when running on ESX?
> The plain vanilla install says the vmware tools version is "Running
> (3rd-party/Independent)"

If you're virtualising SLES12 on VMware vSphere/ESXi it will
automatically install open-vm-tools which is an open source
implementation of VMware Tools and supported by VMware. See
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2073803

HTH.
--
Simon
SUSE Knowledge Partner

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heinkonijn
30-Oct-2014, 20:40
Hi Simon,

Thanks for that.
These are the most important facts.
-VMware recommends using open-vm-tools redistributed by operating system vendors.
-VMware does not recommend removing open-vm-tools redistributed by operating system vendors.

Cool, will save me some time in the future :-)

Hein