Although VMware Tools is not installed by default, the package is an important part of a virtual machine. VMware Tools offers several great benefits without any detriments. In other words, installing VMware Tools should be standard practice and not a debatable step in the deployment of a virtual machine. The VMware Tools package provides the following:
Optimized SCSI driver
Enhanced video and mouse performance
Virtual machine heartbeat
Virtual machine quiescing for snapshots and backups
Enhanced memory management
The VMware Tools package is available for Windows, Linux, NetWare, Solaris, and FreeBSD; however, the installation methods vary because of the differences in the guest operating systems. In all cases, the installation ...