VMware:VMWare tools on a Novell server
Recently I have switched on time synchronization on the border manager via the VMWare Tools which are installed on the Novell servers.
I’ve used the following command:
vmwtool synctime on
This command allows VMWare Tools to synchronize time through the time server from the ESX servers.
See the following commands for the VMWare Tools on a Novell machine:
Summary of VMware Tools Commands for a NetWare Guest
Each command in the following table must be entered into the system console after the VMware Tools command vmwtool. Use the following format:
|help||Displays a summary of VMware Tools commands and options in a NetWare guest.|
|partitonlist||Displays a list of all disk partitions in the virtual disk and whether or not a partition can be shrunk.|
|shrink <partition>||Shrinks the listed partitions. If no partitions are specified, then all partitions in the virtual disk are shrunk.
The status of the shrink process appears at the bottom of the system console.
For more information, see Defragmenting and Shrinking Virtual Disks.
|devicelist||Lists each removable device in the virtual machine, its device ID and whether the device is enabled or disabled. Removable devices include the virtual network adapter, CD-ROM and floppy drives.|
|disabledevice <device name>||Disables the specified device or devices in the virtual machine. If no device is specified, then all removable devices in the virtual machine are disabled.
Note: You can also disable devices from the VM > Removable Devices menu in the virtual machine console window.
|enabledevice <device name>||Enables the specified device or devices in the virtual machine. If no device is specified, then all removable devices in the virtual machine are enabled.
Note: You can also enable devices from the VM > Removable Devices menu in the virtual machine console window.
|synctime [on|off]||Lets you turn on or off time synchronization between the guest operating system and the host operating system. By default, time synchronization is turned off.
Use this command without any options to view the current time synchronization status.
You can synchronize the time in the guest operating system with time on the host operating system only when the time in the guest operating system is earlier than the time set in the host.
|idle [on|off]||Lets you turn on or off the CPU idler. By default, the idler is turned on. The CPU idler program is included in VMware Tools for NetWare guests.
The idler program is needed because NetWare servers do not idle the processor when the operating system is idle. As a result, a virtual machine takes processor time from the host regardless of whether the NetWare server software is idle or busy.