Which to Use: VMware Tools or Open-VM?
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Deliberating about choosing the necessary suite should consider various issues. For Windows VMs it’s just VMware tools and that’s it. For Linux VMs, you have to abide by the VMware Compatibility Guide, which is very strict, as you know. Open-VM tools are not worse, even better at some points, than the VMware ones, but nuances are due.
Read the new article by Vladan Seget of ESX Virtualization about what facts to keep in mind while choosing between VMware Tools and Open-VM tools.