VMware and Open VM tools

If during the template creation you specified "y" (yes) to the VMware Tools configuration, only a minimal set of Open VMware Tools was installed, because they are running on a Tiny Core Linux machine with a Text-based user interface only.

The minimal set provides the following capabilities:

  • Automatic mouse grab and ungrab
  • VMXnet3 network module instead of the PCNet32 module
  • Host shared folder access using HGFS (mounted at /mnt/hgfs)
  • Time synchronization with host
  • Copy/paste to/from host/guest
To have the minimal set of Open VMware Tools up and running, the following additional libraries are automatically installed during the template creation (phase 2):
  • fuse.tcz
  • libdnet.tcz
  • openssl.tcz
  • open-vm-tools.tcz
  • glib2.tcz
  • libffi.tcz
  • gamin.tcz
Note:

You can download the libraries listed in the table from the following website:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/

In the Downloads section.

If during the template creation you specified "n" (no) to the VMware Tools configuration, you cannot use this feature.

You can set up the VMware Tools and install the full Open VMware Tools by using the following operating system command line:



If you install the Open VMware Tools, you have the following capabilities:

  • Automatic resizing of the desktop with the guest window including full screen support (reposition bar to upper left of desktop).
  • Automatic mouse grab and ungrab.
  • VMXnet3 network module instead of the PCNet32 module.
  • Host shared folder access using HGFS (mounted at /mnt/hgfs).
  • Time synchronization with the host.
  • Copy/paste to/from host/guest.