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Borage
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 16:05    Post subject: VMware Tools Reply with quote
Can VMware tools be implemented in the X86 based version?

http://open-vm-tools.sourceforge.net/

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_downloads/vmware_esxi/4#open_source

The following components have been released as OSS:
•Drivers for devices and filesystems access
•Memory ballooning
•Shared folders
•Drag and Drop, Text and File Copy/Paste
•Clipboard sharing
•Disk wiping and shrinking
•Time synchronization
•Automatic guest screen resolution resizing
•GuestInfo (provides statistics about guest environment)
•Guest SDK (provides information about the VM)
•Soft power operations
•Multiple monitor support
•GTK Toolbox UI
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 19:09    Post subject: Reply with quote
why?
show me that there is real benefit.

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Borage
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:24    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well, Soft Power Operations would be nice to have, e.g. so you can shut down/reset guest OS from vSpere client.

Can we get a response to this? I have a feeling that you don't even know what I'm doing. Right now, I have a small datacenter in a single server running VMware ESXi.

VMware ESXi is a very sofisticated software solution, you can run a complex network inside it with swirches and VLANs. Right now I have several firewalls inside my VMware server with only one physical network interface, and a VLAN aware switch.

By the way, VMware ESXi is free, so download it and see what it's capable of.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
no, no integration of this.
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Borage
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:36    Post subject: Reply with quote
Okey, tell me one single reason why you would not implement it in DD-WRT. You could easiley make a special release.

I would like to see this logo on your homepage. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:09    Post subject: Reply with quote
My internet connection is powered by dd-wrt running on Hyper-V. So this post is a proof that you have at least one user running dd-wrt Virtualized.

Microsoft has released the Hyper-V drivers into the Linux kernel. I hope that eventually the drivers will come to dd-wrt.

I would love to use the syntetic network driver in my virtual dd-wrt router.

Regards,

Oscar
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:14    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sash wrote:
why?
show me that there is real benefit.


If asking about the benefit for virtualizing, the obious answer is cost (not buying hardware) and easy of managment.

If asking about the actual drivers in the Kernel, well if you have a valid reason for virtualizaing then you will want to optimize the guest OS by using the the native drivers provided by the parent OS partition.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 16:57    Post subject: Reply with quote
also "no" to u
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:09    Post subject: Reply with quote
I am assuming that dd-wrt svn tree takes a new version of the kernel everyonce in a while.

If thats the casem then, are you saying that even when the Hyper-V drivers source code (which is GPL btw) is in the dd-wrt svn tree, dd-wrt we will NOT be compiled with Hyper-V drivers.

The Hyper-V drivers will be included in the Linux kernel eventually, Are you going to actively prevent this from happening?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:16    Post subject: Reply with quote
Andersen wrote:
Come on, don't say no to everything. Do you work for NewMedia-Net GmbH? I don't think so! Smile

no,...
but i know the dev's opinion on this

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sash wrote:
Andersen wrote:
Come on, don't say no to everything. Do you work for NewMedia-Net GmbH? I don't think so! Smile

no,...
but i know the dev's opinion on this


Can you or the dev elaborate in this?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 23:33    Post subject: Reply with quote
I run my home network off x86 DD-WRT on ESXi and I don't really see any benefit to integrating any VMware Tools functionality into the image, certainly not for the amount of work it would take and the bloat to the image.
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