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Starting Open VM Tools in Junos Space Platform

 

Junos Space Network Management Platform supports the use of Open VM Tools to facilitate better management and the seamless interaction of the VMware ESXi 6.5 server with the Junos Space Virtual Appliance.

Note

Before you start Open VM Tools in Junos Space Platform, ensure that you have installed Open VM Tools 10.0.5 on the Junos Space Virtual Appliance.

To download utilities and drivers necessary to build Open VM Tools, see https://sourceforge.net/projects/open-vm-tools/files/open-vm-tools/stable-10.0.x/ open-vm-tools-10.0.5-3227872.tar.gz/download. For more information about building Open VM Tools, see https://github.com/vmware/open-vm-tools#building-open-vm-tools.

To start Open VM Tools in Junos Space Platform:

  1. Log in to the Junos Space Virtual Appliance as the admin user.

    The Junos Space Settings menu is displayed.

  2. Type 7 to access the shell.

    You are prompted to enter the administrator password.

  3. Type the administrator password and press Enter.

    The shell prompt appears, as shown in the following example:

  4. Type the /usr/bin/vmtoolsd & command at the shell prompt and press Enter:

    The Open VM Tools service is started on the node.

Note

To start Open VM Tools each time the Junos Space node is rebooted, add the /usr/bin/vmtoolsd & command to the /etc/rc.local file.