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Vm-tools?

survive

Behold the Wumpus
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Hi guys,

I installed TrueCommand as a vm on ESXi noticed that vm-tools isn't installed by default.

What's the "right way" to get them installed? Can I just pkg add it?

-Will
 

kenmoore

TrueCommand Project Lead
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The "open-vm-tools-nox11" and "virtualbox-ose-additions-nox11" packages are both available in the TrueCommand package repository if you want to install those for enhanced VM integration support.

Just run pkg install open-vm-tools-nox11 to install the package.
 

sluflyer06

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The "open-vm-tools-nox11" and "virtualbox-ose-additions-nox11" packages are both available in the TrueCommand package repository if you want to install those for enhanced VM integration support.

Just run pkg install open-vm-tools-nox11 to install the package.
If I run that I just get "updating catalogue...load error access repo file(/var/db/pkg/repo-Truecommand.sqlite) failed: No Such file or directory

Yesterday when I tried that command, it seemed to be trying but it ran for about 12 hours pegging the CPU and then nothing ever happened. Now it just does what I posted above.
 
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sluflyer06

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OK, it says it installed, no errors, but ESXi still is not getting anything from it, thinks it's not installed. I tried to reboot but didn't help.

UPDATE: I tried to verify vmware_guestd was running, it does not appear to be, I attempted to manually but am only able to do so if i switch to root, how can I make it so it has permission to start the service on boot?
 
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sluflyer06

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Well I think we can just delete this whole sub-forum, it appears to have died before it ever got started. Is anyone here?
 

bmh.01

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Came across this today trying out the v1.0 release and you need to enable and start the services after install with:
Code:
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/vmware-kmod enable
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/vmware-kmod start
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/vmware-guestd enable
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/vmware-guestd start
 

HomeNetWork

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Jun 24, 2019
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hello there,

i have the same problem, and after read this post, i untherstand what to do but i know where can i find the ssh console to do this command line

1 - pkg install open-vm-tools-nox11

then

2 - /usr/local/etc/rc.d/vmware-kmod enable
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/vmware-kmod start
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/vmware-guestd enable
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/vmware-guestd start


anyone can help me ?

thanks
 

lonelyzinc

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I'd like to get the vmware tools installed on TrueCommand also. WIll make gracefully shutting down my VMs easier.
 
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