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April 9, 2009  3:56 PM

VMware Tools FAQ



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, Texiwill, vmmemctl, VMware, VMware Tools, vmxnet

Installing VMware Tools is generally required so that virtual machines (VMs) can fully participate in the VMware memory overcommit features by providing the per-VM memory balloon driver. This driver provides a mechanism for the VM to contract and expand memory (within the preset settings of the VM)...

November 7, 2008  5:36 PM

Updating VMware ESX? Don’t forget VMware Tools



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, VI3, VMware, VMware ESX, VMware Tools

While VMware Tools guest OS upgrades are an inconvenience in the life of a VMware ESX and VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) administrator, they need to be done. VMware Tools is a set of drivers designed to greatly improve console interaction, but also includes drivers such as disk and network...


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