I saw in a Cisco document (
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/ciscoworks_lan_management_solution/4.2/install/guide/appenda.html ) that we can install VMware-Tools on a LMS 4.2 virtual appliance via a VMware-tools-distrib CDROM.
Can someone tell me where I can find this CDROM and are these tools supported by LMS 4.2 in a VMware environment to halt the appliance by powering down the server ?
Thanks in advance for your help.
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When you mount the device and the "Install/Upgrade VMware Tools" action on the ESX server has the effect of appearing as a file on that cdrom mount point.
I just tried on on my virtual appliance however and noticed that it mistakenly installed as a Windows-based guest and not the expected and necessary Linux-based one. As a result the available install files are not the necessary tar ball but the Windows installation files.
You're right: it was configured in vCenter as a Windows 2008 server.
After shutdowing the platform and modifying Guest OS in vCenter as a Linux Guest OS, we were able to install correctly VMwareTools as described in this section:
there are many Posts asking for the VMware Tools update on CPI, now in Version 2.0 and 2.1 without a recent and complete description.
Lots of customers are asking because of error Messages in the hypervisors 5.x
What's your advice here: is it the same procedure as descibed in the guide for LMS 4.2 Linux, even for the latest CPIs in Version 2.x ?