What is open-vm-tools?

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Issue

  • What is open-vm-tools ?
  • What is the difference between open-vm-tools and vmwaretools ?
  • What entitlements are needed by open-vm-tools ?
  • Are open-vm-tools and vmwaretools available for RHEL 6 and RHEL 7?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
  • VMware Environment
  • open-vm-tools
  • vmwaretools

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