Feature Request: VMware ESXi Support

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  • #44298

    scegg
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    Since there is some 3rd party package to support VMware ESXi (http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2073803), please consider to add a new package in Package Manager make it easier for an end user to install VMware Tools or compatible alternative solution.

    Thanks.

    #53822

    gordonf
    Member

    …there’s a template available now with v9.9.0 Tools pre-installed. The 3.2.0 kernel and later have the needed kernel modules.

    I’ve noticed that donations seem to encourage new features. Fulvio’s still only one developer though, and he’s been adding support for Hyper-V and Xen as of late.

    #53823

    scegg
    Participant

    @gordonf wrote:

    …there’s a template available now with v9.9.0 Tools pre-installed. The 3.2.0 kernel and later have the needed kernel modules.

    I’ve noticed that donations seem to encourage new features. Fulvio’s still only one developer though, and he’s been adding support for Hyper-V and Xen as of late.

    I wonder whether the VM tools will be kept after a kernel upgrading. BTW, I’m a subscribers of ZeroShell.

    #53824

    gordonf
    Member

    I hadn’t realized I did this when I spun up my last ZS VM, but I installed a new kernel (3.18.11) on the last template I built that had a stock kernel (3.14.31). The VMware Tools hack-installation held without difficulty.

    I guess this is because this Tools installation is user mode code only, and no kernel modules, which are compiled-in by Fulvio at least since ZS 3.2.0. I only use the Tools for monitoring and automated shutdown, so this makes sense.

    #53825

    scegg
    Participant

    @gordonf wrote:

    I hadn’t realized I did this when I spun up my last ZS VM, but I installed a new kernel (3.18.11) on the last template I built that had a stock kernel (3.14.31). The VMware Tools hack-installation held without difficulty.

    I guess this is because this Tools installation is user mode code only, and no kernel modules, which are compiled-in by Fulvio at least since ZS 3.2.0. I only use the Tools for monitoring and automated shutdown, so this makes sense.

    Yup, but I prefer the driver for VMXNET3 NIC as well. That maybe hurt.

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