Open VM Tools or Vmware Tools?
I'm a new user of pfsense. I want to use it in a VMware. I saw that there are 2 different kind of vmware tools for pfsense:
1- Open VM Tools package that we can install it easily from system > packages
2- Official version of VMware tools for FreeBSD
I installed Official version of VMware tools for FreeBSD successfully with help of this tutorial: http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-install-vmware-tools-on-pfsense-freebsd
after that I check my installation with these commands:
$ ps ax|grep vmware 27064 ?? S 0:00.93 /usr/local/lib/vmware-tools/sbin/vmtoolsd 60246 ?? S 0:00.00 sh -c ps ax|grep vmware 60659 ?? S 0:00.00 grep vmware
$ kldstat Id Refs Address Size Name 1 8 0xffffffff80100000 1303ad0 kernel 2 1 0xffffffff81404000 4c98 vmxnet.ko 3 1 0xffffffff81409000 9b50 vmxnet3.ko 4 1 0xffffffff81622000 1484 vmmemctl.ko
but there is a little difference in result when I compare it when we install Open VM Tools:
Can you please tell me which one of those packages are recommended for installing on pfsense?
I am also interested in this. I have not tried to use vmware tools just the open tools mostly because I seem to get just fine performance that way, but if I were to get better performance using vmware tools then I would switch.
i guess it depends if you want to use the vmxnet drivers or not.
if you only want to be able to have your guest shutdown nicely by *tools then the open-vm-tools work fine