VMWareTools for MailCleaner

Julien Groselle
Added almost 5 years ago

Information

Enable VMWareTools for MailCleaner server with open-vmware-tools and open-vmware-tools-desktop

Description

If you plan to install MailCleaner virtual appliance on your VMWare infrastructure you will need to install VMWare Tools.

# Connect your MailCleaner trought SSH as root
apt-get update
apt-get install open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-desktop

Then:

reboot

VMWare compatibility

Currently there are no restrictions regarding support from VMware. VMware recommends using open-vm-tools instead of VMware tools as outlined in this article: (https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2073803)

Eliminates the need to separately install VMware Tools when open-vm-tools is bundled with the operating system because open-vm-tools is a fully-supported open source implementation of VMware Tools.

Remove old MailCleaner VMWare tools

If you already installed our old package mc-vmwaretools, you have to remove it and purge the package before installing open-vm-tools and open-vm-tools-desktop:

apt-get remove mc-vmwaretools
apt-get purge mc-vmwaretools