On Monday 18 December 2006 19:47, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> This is assuming that you have APM setup though on the client OS? I
> agree though, vmware is a good product in Windows / Linux. Too bad they
> don't directly support FreeBSD though.
well, the freebsd guests install just as normally as any real machine. it
even recognized the ACPI without any trouble. the vmware-tools install a
daemon that listens to commands from the host, and will reboot (kinda like
ctrl-alt-del on the console) or poweroff the guest via buttons on the remote
console, or by rebooting/shutting down the host.
i will note, that the freebsd tools need a quick patch (whipped up by someone
who appears to be a vmware employee, from the vmware forums) to completly
acpi-poweroff the guests. this patch:
--- vmware-tools.sh.bak Mon Sep 11 11:36:27 2006
+++ vmware-tools.sh Wed Nov 1 13:09:47 2006
@@ -609,6 +609,7 @@
# Start the guest OS daemon
cd "$vmdb_answer_SBINDIR" && "$vmdb_answer_SBINDIR"/vmware-guestd \
+ --halt-command "/sbin/shutdown -p now" \
does the trick. (changes the command that the daemon issues from 'shutdown
now' to shutdown -p now').
my email, web, and 2 dns servers, are all virtual machines running on a single
linux host. they run fantastic, and i couldnt be more pleased with their
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