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Open Virtual Machine Tools

The Open Virtual Machine Tools (open-vm-tools) are an open source implementation of VMware Tools. They are a set of guest operating system virtualization components that enhance the performance and user experience of virtual machines. The tools are currently composed of kernel modules for Linux and user-space programs for all VMware supported Unix-like guest operating systems. They provide several useful functions like file transfer between a host and guest, improved memory management and network performance under virtualization, and general mechanisms and protocols for communication between host and guests and from guest to guest.

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Recent releases

  •  22 Nov 2007 05:45

    Release Notes: This release features kernel modules for FreeBSD, including an experimental port of HGFS to FreeBSD, a vmsync driver on Linux to make VM snapshots consistent, the missing xferlogs utility and a few other utility scripts, and various bugfixes throughout the code. The code now builds on a wider variety of systems.


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