Open vm tools installation verification
I've just installed open vm tools from the package library in pfsense and saw this info: https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Open_VM_Tools_package . This is the output I get for the two commands, respectively.
$ ps uxawww | grep vmware
root 29476 0.0 0.5 17136 2640 - S 2:15AM 0:00.00 sh -c ps uxawww | grep vmware 2>&1
root 29573 0.0 0.1 544 456 - R 2:15AM 0:00.00 grep vmware
root 68626 0.0 1.7 101052 8184 - S 2:08AM 0:00.22 /usr/local/bin/vmtoolsd -c /usr/pbi/open-vm-tools-amd64/local/share/vmware-tools/tools.conf -p /usr/pbi/open-vm-tools-amd64/local/lib/open-vm-tools/plugins/vmsvc
Id Refs Address Size Name
1 1 0xffffffff80200000 22d84b0 kernel
Clearly, I don't get the same output to that of the one in the article. What does this mean?
Check in vSphere client if the vmtools reports the IP addresses of pfSense. If you can see the IP addresses, they are installed. I received the same output ..
Check out my print screen from a linux host on ESXi 5.5 ( not pfsense)
![vmtools linux.PNG](/public/imported_attachments/1/vmtools linux.PNG)
![vmtools linux.PNG_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/vmtools linux.PNG_thumb)
It says "Running (Guest managed)" and it does show the IP address. Does that mean that everything is running just fine?
Article is OLD and needs to be updated..