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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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VMware Tools

Paravirtualization on ESX depends on VMware tools. This is a collection of drivers and daemons that allow the hypervisor to communicate with the guest system. VMware tools can synchronize the guests clock with the ESX server’s clock, initiate graceful shutdowns when needed, provide better access to an X Window System running on a guest, and more. You almost always want to install these.

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