Open-VM-Tools for V11 Kernel in PFSense 2.4?

  • Any timetable on when Open-VM-Tools will be updated to support the new V11 kernel?  Although PFSense runs all-right on ESXi with the older tools, it doesn't have the kernel modules for efficient running while in virtualization, and consumes about 5 times more CPU.

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    Is there a newer port for freebsd?

    I show the package in pfsense being current..

  • The version is current, but it probably needs to be re-compiled to produce V11 kmods.

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    The tools on 2.4 are compiled against FreeBSD 11.1/2.4 already.

    You're probably seeing some other symptom (like SNMP using too much CPU)

  • Fair enough.  Looks like they are loaded.  I'm getting some errors about loading them at boot, which sent me down the wrong path, but they are certainly there:

    : /usr/local/etc/rc.d/vmware-kmod status
    Checking vmmemctl kernel module: loaded.
    Checking vmxnet kernel module: loaded.
    Checking vmblock kernel module: loaded.
    : kldstat
    Id Refs Address            Size    Name
    1  25 0xffffffff80200000 2c3e9a0  kernel
    2    1 0xffffffff83019000 46c6    cryptodev.ko
    3    1 0xffffffff8301e000 25099    ipfw.ko
    4    1 0xffffffff83044000 14373    dummynet.ko
    5    1 0xffffffff83059000 27f7    vmmemctl.ko
    6    1 0xffffffff8305c000 2423    vmxnet.ko
    7    1 0xffffffff8305f000 2efa    vmblock.ko