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  1. 1. Don't trust modules that load

VMWare Tools allow the VMW server to automatically boot and shutdown the VMS. They should also provide better network performance.

1.  Don't trust modules that load

The RHEL4 prebuilt modules for VMware Tools do load, but they panic the kernel. So, better rebuild them...

This is going to be a pain when we upgrade kernels...

# rpm -ivh /nfs/data/VMwareTools-2.0.0-122956.i386.rpm 

# /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl -t
The bld-2.6.9-5.EL-i686hugemem-RHEL4 - vmmemctl module loads perfectly into the running kernel.
The bld-2.6.9-5.EL-i686smp-RHEL4 - vmhgfs module loads perfectly into the running kernel.
The bld-2.6.9-5.EL-i686hugemem-RHEL4 - vmxnet module loads perfectly into the running kernel.
The bld-2.6.9-5.EL-i686smp-RHEL4 - vmblock module loads perfectly into the running kernel.

VMware panics!

# yum install gcc kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-67.EL.cern
# /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl
blah blah blah
All ok...
# reboot

After this I've manually copied the modules to the other VMs.

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