[Optional] depmod -a Recreates module dependencies
modprobe vmxnet Adds vmxnet driver
/etc/init.d/network start Start networking
Questions and Answers section:
Q: What VMware related files are installed as part of PGP Universal Server installation of 2.8.1 or later?
A: Currently (2.8.1 Build 2152+), a single rpm file is installed /usr/share/vmware-tools/vmware-tools-3.0-PGP2.8.1.i386.rpm.
This can be referred to as the "inner RPM". This single file should be present if the ISO/PUP install was successful. However, if there was a problem with the ISO/PUP install, the inner rpm can be copied to the system and installed manually.
Q: How do I manually install the file vmware-tools-3.0-PGP2.8.1.i386.rpm?
A: Copy it to /usr/share/vmware-tools and install it. This rpm is self-configuring but requires networking to be restarted manually.
Q: Is there an outer RPM?
A: Yes. This should have been already installed as part of an ISO install or PUP update.
If you type the following command: 'rpm -qa | grep vmware', you should see notice something similar to "pgppackage-vmware".
This outer rpm SHOULD NOT BE ERASED manually. This outer rpm is installed automatically by the ISO install or PUP update. If this rpm is not present, then the ISO or PUP install was incorrect or the inner rpm was installed using the command "rpm -Uvf".
Q: What happens when I install the inner RPM?
A: VMware tools is installed and configured.
Installation Output: There should be a new directory "/etc/vmware-tools", "/usr/lib/vmware-tools", and there should be the new kernel modules in "/lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2869/misc/"
Configuration Output: /etc/modprobe.conf is modified to include an alias to vmnics. The file /etc/vmware-tools/not_configured should not be present.
NOTE: /etc/rc.d/init.d/vmware-tools should be started and launch a daemon "vmware-guestd" which should be running (check using ps -ax). "ethtool eth0" should show the use of the vmxnet driver.
Q: How do I know that vmware is running successfully?
A: Check if vmware-guestd is running the command: ps -ax | grep vmware-guestd
Q: What VMware rpms will be installed on the system when all steps are completed?
Accessing the PGP Universal Server command line for read-only purposes (such as to view settings, services, logs, processes, disk space, query the database, etc) is supported. However, performing configuration modifications or customizations via the command line may void your Symantec Support agreement unless the following procedures are followed.
Any changes made to the PGP Universal Server via the command line must be:
Authorized in writing by Symantec Technical Support or published as an approved and documented process on the Symantec Knowledge Base.
Implemented by a Symantec Partner, reseller or Symantec Technical Support.
Summarized and documented in a text file in /var/lib/ovid/customization on the PGP Universal Server itself.
Changes made through the command line may not persist through reboots and may be incompatible with future releases. Symantec Technical Support may also require reverting any custom configurations on the PGP Universal Server back to a default state when troubleshooting new issues.
PGP Universal Server 2.8 to 2.12
VMware ESX/ESXi 3.5, 4.0, or 4.1
Note: This article applies to versions of PGP Universal Server 2.8 to 2.12 running on VMWare ESX
Imported Document ID: TECH149077
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