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jpeadro
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Panorama - VMware Tools?

Is VMware Tools supported by Panorama or is it recomended to install via ESX?

Thx,
Jeff

nrice
L5 Sessionator

Hi Jeff,

VMware Tools is not supported.  It is recommended to install VMware ESX(i) 4.x or 3.5.

pkruse
L4 Transporter

There is no benefit in loading VMWare tools, the user interface is not a graphical so video drivers are a waste of resources. Panorama only uses web and CLI so there is no value added.

~Phil

komure
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Hello,

Do you have a plan to support of ESX(i)5?

Regards,

Tomoyuki Komure

mschuricht
L4 Transporter

Yes and we are in the process of testing 5.0 to make sure there are no problems before claiming official support.

Moorthy
L2 Linker

Is this still not supported? Do we have an FR?

Regards,

Moorthy

cpainchaud
L4 Transporter

ok then how many vendors actually allow VMTools on their VM ? These tools can allow execution of any command and lead to crash of the machine, thus voiding warranty ...

pulukas
L7 Applicator

According to VMware, best practice is to have vm-tools installed on appliances that companies offer for sale.

Best Practices for Building Virtual Appliances

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/Best_Practices_Building_Virtual_Appliances.pdf

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Additionally, there are some best practices that relate to the

portability and performance of your virtual appliance. The most

critical of these is that your virtual appliance should be build

using SCSI virtual disks. It is also important that your virtual

appliance includes VMware Tools. VMware Tools provides optimized

drivers for VMware virtual hardware and management

tools that can monitor and manage the virtual appliance with

VMware VirtualCenter.

Steve Puluka BSEET - IP Architect - DQE Communications (Metro Ethernet/ISP)
ACE PanOS 6; ACE PanOS 7; ASE 3.0; PSE 7.0 Foundations & Associate in Platform; Cyber Security; Data Center
ericgearhart
L4 Transporter

I completely agree with Steven's assertion... the fact that the VMware tools aren't bundled with Panorama already is a joke. There's no good reason not to have the tools integrated, for monitoring purposes.

Anas_Hijjawi
L1 Bithead

Is there any document says that it is not supported, can any one provide it, kindly

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