May 26, 2018
The Open Virtual Machine Tools open-vm-tools are the open source implementation of VMware Tools. They are a set of guest operating system virtualization components that enhance performance and user experience of virtual machines. As virtualization technology rapidly becomes mainstream, each virtualization solution provider implements their own set of tools and utilities to supplement the guest virtual machine. However, most of the implementations are proprietary and are tied to a specific virtualization platform.
This port replaces the VMware guest ports and the binary-only VMware tools ports in the ports tree.