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Open VM Tools package

This package installs VMware Tools for pfSense® software, using the Open VM Tools available from VMware. It is built using the open-vm-tools-nox11 FreeBSD port.


Just install the package. There is no GUI for control, the services are automatically started at boot time.

Verifying functionality

There are two portions of this package, the vmware-guestd process and the kernel modules.

Verifying vmtoolsd

Navigate to Diagnostics > Command, and in Execute shell command, enter the following:

ps uxawww | grep vmtoolsd

Output similar to the following will be shown:

$ ps uxawww | grep vmtoolsd
1026  ??  Ss     0:20.84 /usr/local/bin/vmtoolsd -c /usr/local/share/vmware-tools/tools.conf -p /usr/local/lib/open-vm-tools/plugins/vmsvc
19157  ??  SN     0:00.00 sh -c ps ax|grep vmware
19159  ??  RN     0:00.00 grep vmware (sh)

As long as vmtoolsd is shown in the output, it is working.

See also

You can find a list of known issues with the Open VM Tools package on the pfSense bug tracker.