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Implementing VMware vCenter Server by Konstantin Kuminsky

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VMware Tools

VMware Tools are meant to enhance the performance of virtual machines. Its installation is optional; however, certain tasks and features are not available without it being installed.

VMware Tools installs itself as a service and starts when the guest operating system boots.

Its main functions are as follows:

  • Pass information between the guest OS and host and send heartbeats to the host indicating that the guest OS is running
  • Execute scripts if the power state of a VM changes
  • Synchronize the time of the guest OS with the time on the host
  • Allow the mouse pointer to move freely outside the console window
  • Fit screen resolutions of the guest to the size of the console window or to that of the client's resolution when in full-screen mode
  • Help create ...

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