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[opensuse-testing] [Bug 702224] New: vmtoolsd will not run in VMware guest
  • From: "Anders Norrbring" <anders@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 19:45:25 +0200
  • Message-id: <000601cc3428$d4a5e5c0$7df1b140$@se>
Here's a copy of a bugzilla report I just posted, I'm curious if anybody else
has seen this problem.

Anders.
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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=702224


Summary: vmtoolsd will not run in VMware guest
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 12.1
Version: Milestone 2
Platform: VMWare
OS/Version: SuSE Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Major
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Kernel
AssignedTo: kernel-maintainers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: anders@xxxxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: qa@xxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---


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I run VMware Server 2.0.1 on a openSUSE 11.1 x86_64 host.

On the host I run several openSUSE 11.3 guest machines which all works fine.
But in a guest with openSUSE 11.4 or 12.1 MS2 x86_64, the vmtoolsd will not
start.

In the guests /var/log/messages I get this entry:

vmsvc[2240]: [ warning] [vmtoolsd] The vmsvc service needs to run inside a
virtual machine.

So apparently the open-vm-tools do not recognize the guest virtual machine as a
VMware guest.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install openSUSE 11.4 or 12.1 MS2 x86_64 with kernel 'default'
2. Install open-vm-tools and vmware-guest-kmp-default
3. Try to start vmtoolsd
Actual Results:
vmtoolsd will not start and give this error in the messages log
vmsvc[2240]: [ warning] [vmtoolsd] The vmsvc service needs to run inside a
virtual machine.

Expected Results:
I expect vmtoolsd to run.

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