Bug? Open-VMware Tools create no VMX devices



  • Hello,

    I searched in the howto from if there is an failure but see none…
    http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,34043.0.htm

    1. I have setup 4 E1000 and 4 VMXNET3 devices in host system

    2. I installed OpenVMware tools in pfsense guest...

    3. It made correct entries:

    [2.1-BETA1][root@gw2.jws1.local]/root(3): cat /boot/loader.conf
    autoboot_delay="3"
    vm.kmem_size="435544320"
    vm.kmem_size_max="535544320"
    kern.ipc.nmbclusters="0"
    kern.hz=100
    vmblock_load="YES"
    vmmemct_load="YES"
    vmhgfs_load="YES"
    vmxnet_load="YES"
    hw.usb.no_pf="1"

    1. Kernel module is also loaded:

    [2.1-BETA1][root@gw2.jws1.local]/root(4): kldstat
    Id Refs Address            Size    Name
    1  23 0xffffffff80100000 1564130  kernel
    2    1 0xffffffff81665000 fbd8    ipmi.ko
    3    2 0xffffffff81675000 23d0    smbus.ko
    4    1 0xffffffff81812000 1a41    aesni.ko
    5    1 0xffffffff81814000 c61      coretemp.ko
    6    1 0xffffffff81815000 15a8    vmmemctl.ko
    7    1 0xffffffff81817000 22f8    vmxnet.ko
    8    1 0xffffffff8181a000 2920    vmblock.ko
    9    1 0xffffffff8181d000 83d4    vmhgfs.ko

    But there are no additional interfaces created:

    [2.1-BETA1][root@gw2.jws1.local]/root(5): ifconfig | grep mtu
    em0: flags=8943 <up,broadcast,running,promisc,simplex,multicast>metric 0 mtu 1500
    em1: flags=8943 <up,broadcast,running,promisc,simplex,multicast>metric 0 mtu 1500
    em2: flags=8802 <broadcast,simplex,multicast>metric 0 mtu 1500
    em3: flags=8943 <up,broadcast,running,promisc,simplex,multicast>metric 0 mtu 1500
    plip0: flags=8810 <pointopoint,simplex,multicast>metric 0 mtu 1500
    enc0: flags=0<> metric 0 mtu 1536
    pfsync0: flags=41 <up,running>metric 0 mtu 1460
    lo0: flags=8049 <up,loopback,running,multicast>metric 0 mtu 16384
    pflog0: flags=100 <promisc>metric 0 mtu 33664
    wan_vip201: flags=49 <up,loopback,running>metric 0 mtu 1500
    wan_vip202: flags=49 <up,loopback,running>metric 0 mtu 1500
    lan_vip203: flags=49 <up,loopback,running>metric 0 mtu 1500
    lan_vip204: flags=49 <up,loopback,running>metric 0 mtu 1500
    opt2_vip205: flags=49 <up,loopback,running>metric 0 mtu 1500

    Any hints please?

    Bests

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  • Hi,

    As far as I know, Open VM Tools does not provide drivers for vmxnet 3 (It supports only vmxnet 2). If you need vmxnet 3 support you should install the "official" VMware Tools by following instructions provided by pfSense.User.1138 on this topic http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,34043.0.html
    Watch out at the second page of the thread as there are some hints if the Tools are not loaded properly after a reboot.



  • @Comexans:

    As far as I know, Open VM Tools does not provide drivers for vmxnet 3 (It supports only vmxnet 2). If you need vmxnet 3 support you should install the "official" VMware Tools by following instructions provided by pfSense.User.1138 on this topic http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,34043.0.html
    Watch out at the second page of the thread as there are some hints if the Tools are not loaded properly after a reboot.

    thanks … I have overread / mixed it up in this longer thread when checking for problems  that the OpenVM Tools create only the VMXNET2 device but for VMXNET3 there is still the need for the VMware offered package. I would check this then out when I'm back from holiday ;)


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