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    Question VMware tools + UT 11.1 need help

    sabj - need install VMware tools on UT 11.1 ^^)

    thanks

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    Use the OVA and upgrade it.
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    yeah, I already did. If someone will need OVF 11.1 write

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    @sky - in your experience is there any big downside to running UT 11.1 without vmware tools? seems like current versions of vmware and debian wheezy get along pretty well as-is?

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    Running without the tools means running on emulated NICs, they aren't as efficient. For small deployments this doesn't matter, for larger ones it's a death-knell. Also no tools means killing the primary reason to run Untangle in VMWare, vMotion. If you aren't using vMotion with Untangle on VMWare, in my opinion you're wasting your time. Just go bare metal and be done with it. It's like trying to use Untangle without the Policy Manager, sure it works, but you're missing the point.
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    sounds like for the ways I'm using Untangle on VMWare I don't need to worry about it. These are small offices with single servers, where I just need Untangle to take care of a handful of functions. Sure, there are better ways to do it, but none as simple or cheap as spinning up untangle in a vm. As much as I dislike a few things about Untangle, "Untangle Everywhere" still seems to be a very convenient answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky-knight View Post
    Running without the tools means running on emulated NICs, they aren't as efficient.
    I think this is no longer true. The vmxnet drivers are now included in 3.2.0 and 2.6.32
    This is why we no longer build the vmxnet drivers manually. We used to for 2.6.22
    Last edited by dmorris; 04-21-2015 at 10:58 AM.
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    Also, the open-vm-tools package is already in our upstream repo so you just need to run
    'apt-get install --yes open-vm-tools' to install them

    You may also want
    'apt-get install --yes open-vm-tools-dkms' for the legacy vmxnet drivers

    Or for both:
    apt-get install --yes open-vm-tools-dkms open-vm-tools
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