Re: Apparently there’s no need for special 64-bit template

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gordonf
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I tested switching between the 32-bit and 64-bit kernel on a subscribed Zeroshell VM, and it seems the VMware Tools hack-installation works with both. So to get 64-bit Zeroshell working with VMware Tools, use the current 32-bit OVA template and install the Advanced Kernel (49200) package. Then switch to the 64-bit kernel in the Boot menu.

This kernel loaded a vmxnet3 device without complaint, showing up as “VMware VMXNET3 Ethernet Controller (rev 01)”. My own installation further includes the IRQBALANCE (30800) and Microcode (40310) packages and these are working too.

So the 32-bit and 64-bit kernels already have the needed driver support. The OVA template’s VMware Tools installation only provides the monitoring and guest shutdown functionality.