Adding open-vm-tools to core group

Ravindra Kumar ravindrakumar at
Tue May 7 17:39:12 UTC 2013

> and why?

open-vm-tools are required for anything that requires
co-ordination with the guest. Here are a few examples,
clean shutdown of guest from VM management interface,
guest consistent snapshots, collection/display of guest
resource usage information in VM management interface,
guest automation (running commands inside guest) and
other features VDR/HA as you mentioned.

> why should anybody need openvm-tools on a non VMware guest?

I believe for P2V and V2V use cases.


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