What are the VMware Tools?

I’ve been going through the foundation topics and these are my notes on virtual machine tools – VMware Tools.

What they are, why you need them, and where to get them.

As we know all too well, a virtual machine without the VMware tools installed, is all but unusable. The mouse jumps around, the video’s about the size of a post card, and the network card’s messed up.

If you’re like me, you learned fast, that the fix was of course, to install the VMware tools.

Poof problem solved right. Well, how about a little bit of the why.


Scott Bollinger / kfalconspb / www.bollingerusa.com

Continue reading “What are the VMware Tools?”

What is Virtualization?

Virtualization is the abstracting of physical hardware and the ability to assign those resources via software.

Prior to virtualization, a single operating system was installed on each server. Servers were assigned specific tasks or functions. Email, file, database, etc. Each of the server workloads have busy and slow periods but are rarely 100% utilized. Continue reading “What is Virtualization?”