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    Starting Open VM Tools in Junos Space Platform

    Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 16.1R1 supports the use of Open VM Tools to facilitate better management and the seamless interaction of the VMware ESXi 6.0 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 10.1.5 on the Junos Space Virtual Appliance.

    You need the following utilities and drivers to build the Open VM Tools—xmlsec1, xmlsec1-openssl, libmspack, libdnet, libicu, fuse-libs, and fuse. Download these utilities and drivers from https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL or https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/Packages/o/open-vm-tools-10.1.5-6.el6.x86_64.rpm.

    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:

      [user@host ~]#
    4. Type the /usr/bin/vmtoolsd & command at the shell prompt and press Enter:
      [user@host ~]# /usr/bin/vmtoolsd &

      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.

    Release History Table

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    Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 16.1R1 supports the use of Open VM Tools to facilitate better management and the seamless interaction of the VMware ESXi 6.0 server with the Junos Space Virtual Appliance

    Modified: 2019-06-10