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Understanding VMware Tools (and how it affects VMware Monitoring)

Understanding VMware Tools (and how it affects VMware Monitoring)

VMware Tools is a suite of tools that installs into the guest OS. The suite is offered for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, and Netware OSs, and the tools are created to provide an additional level of functionality within the virtual machine (VM) environment.

VMware Tools also enhance the interactions between the host and the guest machines, such as permitting the host system to cleanly power off the guest OS, or allowing files on the guest to be copied, launched, or killed from the host system — among other things.

While it isn’t absolutely necessary to install and use VMware Tools in your VMware environment, it is highly advisable to do so. The Tools suite comes with a full set of drivers and utilities to boost the performance of the VM’s guest OS and to improve the interaction between the guest and the host. There are several components of this free suite of tools, including:

VMware Device Drivers

Read the entire article here, Understanding VMware Tools (and how it affects VMware Monitoring)

via the fine folks at opvizor.

opvizor opvizor is SaaS company that specializes in solutions for virtualization and cloud computing. These solutions help businesses automate and manage their virtual IT infrastructures within heterogeneous data processing centers, as well as solutions for the prevention of errors and failures. opvizor’s offices are located in Vienna, Austria and Houston, TX, USA. Dennis Zimmer is founder and CEO of the opvizor group.

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