VMware tools



  • ESXi 5.5 U2.  Updated from 2.1.5 to 2.2 RC (amd64, missed the build ID) today and Open VM Tools could not send receive a shutdown to pfSense from the vSphere client.  The error message was:

    Call "VirtualMachine.ShutdownGuest" for object "pfSense" on ESXi "192.168.144.1" failed.

    [edit due to rushed post]



  • Indeed, the first attempt fails, if you try it again it's successful. Not something I have time to dig into at the moment.
    https://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/4160



  • Thanks.  I can live with that workaround.

    I only have brief and irregular windows of opportunity to test, so didn't try a second time.

    postfix not working on 2.2  is the show-stopper for me at the moment.



  • This may or may not be related but I noticed the following error in a test update to 2.2 today.

    It also appeared in previous update tests but I missed it.  It occurs right after re-install of Open VMware Tools.

    Kernel.Critical	192.168.11.1	Jan 14 09:46:10 kernel: cp: /usr/local/lib/vmware-tools/modules/drivers/vmxnet.ko: No such file or directory
    

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