On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 05:52:27PM +1100, Terry Sposato wrote: > Is there any future development work being undertaken in order to port > vmware-tools to FreeBSD.
I don't know if somebody is actually preparing an official port of http://open-vm-tools.sourceforge.net/ but I don't think it's too difficult to compile and run them on FreeBSD 7.0. I hope I'll find the time to test this soon but I wouldn't be able to roll a port without some help. :) > As our organisation using VMWare ESX Server and a lot of our servers are > being virtualised to save hardware costs, this would let our FreeBSD servers > follow as well. If you're using FreeBSD 6.x, you can use the vmware-tools that come with VMware server 1.04. I tested them with 6.2/amd64 and 6.3/amd64 and they work fine (vmmemctl.ko and vmware-guestd), including VMotion. > It does work find under Linux so I am 50% confident that it would port to > FreeBSD if the work was done. Is it a licensing issue or another reason? Not No, it's not a licensing issue, since vmware-tools are released as open source now. I guess it's simply lack of interest and that there aren't many ESX users who are using FreeBSD as a platform. FreeBSD is not an "enterprise" system, you know... :-/ Uwe _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"