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Open VM Tools package¶
Just install the package. There is no GUI for control, the services are automatically started at boot time.
There are two portions of this package, the vmware-guestd process and the kernel modules.
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.
You can find a list of known issues with the Open VM Tools package on the pfSense bug tracker.