• CloudVisionPortal – Open-VM-Tools

 
 
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Open-VM-Tools is an open source add-on that allows for graceful startup & shutdown of Cloud Vision Portal. This allows for graceful startup and shutdown of CVP Virtual Machines with the ESXi manager.

Further information and latest version can be found in the link below
https://github.com/vmware/open-vm-tools

Note: The open-vm-tools package is only supported on Cloud Vision Portal. Open-vm-tools on Cloud Vision Exchange (CVX) or EOS vRouter is not supported at this time.

Enabling Open-VM-Tools
Starting in CVP version 2017.2.3 the open-vm-tools package is available to be enabled on Cloud Vision Portal Instances. In order to enable the package: either SSH or login to the CVP Node CLI to input the following commands which enable the included open-vm-tools package:

systemctl start vmtoolsd

To ensure the open-vm-tools package is available after reboots, we can configure it to start at boot of the CVP Instance by inputting the following line:

systemctl enable vmtoolsd

Verification command to see open-vm-tools package started on CVP

 [root@CVP2017-2-3 ~]# systemctl status vmtoolsd
● vmtoolsd.service - Service for virtual machines hosted on VMware Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/vmtoolsd.service; disabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: active (running) since Mon 2012-02-13 17:39:15 UTC; 20min ago
Docs: http://github.com/vmware/open-vm-tools Main PID: 1664 (vmtoolsd)
CGroup: /system.slice/vmtoolsd.service └─1664 /usr/bin/vmtoolsd

Verification on ESXi Standalone
Under the VM Guest Information it now will state that VMware Tools is installed and running.


Verification on vCenter
Under the summary pane you will see the VMware Tools Enabled and Running:

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