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#open-vm-tools 10.0.0 Release Notes

Updated on 1 SEP 2015
##What's in the Release Notes
The release notes cover the following topics:

- What's New
- Internationalization
- Compatibility
- Installation and Upgrades for This Release
- Known Issues

##What's New
VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machine's guest operating system and improves management of the virtual machine. Read about the new and enhanced features in this release below:

- **Common versioning**: Infrastructure changes to enable reporting of the true version of open-vm-tools. This feature is dependent on host support.
- **Quiesced snapshots enhancements for Linux guests running IO workload**: Robustness related enhancements in quiesced snapshot operation. The _vmtoolsd_ service supports caching of log messages when guest IO has been quiesced. Enhancements in the _vmbackup_ plugin use a separate thread to quiesce the guest OS to avoid timeout issues due to heavy I/O in the guest.
- **Shared Folders**: For Linux distributions with kernel version 4.0.0 and higher, there is a new FUSE based Shared Folders client which is used as a replacement for the kernel mode client.
- **ESXi Serviceability**: Default _vmtoolsd_ logging is directed to a file instead of syslog. _vmware-toolbox-cmd_ is enhanced for setting _vmtoolsd_ logging levels.
- **GuestInfo Enhancements**: Plugin enhancements to report more than 64 IP addresses from the guest. These enhancements will be available only after upgrading the host because the guest IP addresses limit also exists on the host side.

## Internationalization
open-vm-tools 10.0.0 supports the following languages:

- English
- French
- German
- Spanish
- Italian
- Japanese
- Korean
- Simplified Chinese
- Traditional Chinese

## Compatibility
open-vm-tools 10.0.0 is compatible with all supported versions of VMware vSphere, VMware Workstation 12.0 and VMware Fusion 8.0.
## Installation and Upgrades for This Release
The steps to install open-vm-tools vary depending on your VMware product and the guest operating system you have installed. For general steps to install open-vm-tools in most VMware products, see https://github.com/vmware/open-vm-tools/blob/master/README.md
## Known Issues
The known issues are as follows:

- **The status of IPv6 address is displayed as "unknown"**

The status of IPv6 address from vim-cmd is displayed as "unknown" even when the address is valid.

Workaround: None
- **TextCopyPaste between host and guest systems fail**

Copy and Paste of text between host and guest systems fail if the text size 50KB or higher.
Workaround: Copy and Paste smaller amounts of text.
- **Definition of the field _ipAddress_ in guestinfo is ambiguous**

The field _ipAddress_ is defined as "Primary IP address assigned to the guest operating system, if known".
Workaround: The field _ipAddress_ in this context for Linux is defined as the first IP address fetched by open-vm-tools.
**Updated on: 19 SEPT 2019**

VMware Tools | 19 SEP 2019 | Build 14549434

Check for additions and updates to these release notes.

What's in the Release Notes
---------------------------

The release notes cover the following topics:

* [What's New](#whatsnew)
* [Before You Begin](#beforeyoubegin)
* [Internationalization](#i18n)
* [Product Support Notice](#productsupport)
* [End of Feature Support Notice](#endoffeaturesupport)
* [Compatibility Notes](#compatibility)
* [Guest Operating System Customization Support](#guestop)
* [Interoperability Matrix](#interop)
* [Known Issues](#knownissues)

What's New
----------

* Added appInfo to publish information about running applications inside the guest. For more details, see [VMware Tools Services](https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Tools/11.0.0/com.vmware.vsphere.vmwaretools.doc/GUID-0BD592B1-A300-4C09-808A-BB447FAE2C2A.html).
* Provided sample tool.conf for ease of administration. For details, see [Configuration File Location](https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Tools/11.0.0/com.vmware.vsphere.vmwaretools.doc/GUID-EA16729B-43C9-4DF9-B780-9B358E71B4AB.html).

Before You Begin
----------------

**Important note about upgrading to ESXi 5.5 Update 3b or later**

Resolution on incompatibility and general guidelines: While upgrading ESXi hosts to ESXi 5.5 Update 3b or ESXi 6.0 Update 1 or later, and using older versions of Horizon View Agent, refer to the knowledge base articles:

* [Connecting to View desktops with Horizon View Agent 5.3.5 or earlier hosted on ESXi 5.5 Update 3b or later fails with a black screen.](http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2144438)
* [Connecting to View desktops with Horizon View Agent 6.0.x or 6.1.x hosted on ESXi 5.5 Update 3b or later fails with a black screen.](http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2144518)
* [Connecting to View desktops with Horizon View Agent 6.1.x hosted on ESXi 6.0 Update 1 or later fails with a black screen.](http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2144453)

Internationalization
--------------------

open-vm-tools 11.0.0 is available in the following languages:

* English
* French
* German
* Spanish
* Italian
* Japanese
* Korean
* Simplified Chinese
* Traditional Chinese

End of Feature Support Notice
-----------------------------

* The tar tools (linux.iso) and OSPs shipped with VMware Tools 10.3.5 release will continue to be supported. However, releases after VMware Tools 10.3.5 will only include critical and security fixes and no new feature support in these types of VMware Tools (tar tools and OSP's). It is recommended that customers use open-vm-tools for those operating systems that support open-vm-tools. For more information on different types of VMware Tools, see [https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/02/understanding-the-three-types-of-vm-tools.html](https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/02/understanding-the-three-types-of-vm-tools.html)

Compatibility Notes
-------------------

* Starting with VMware Tools version 10.2.0, Perl script-based VMware Tools installation for FreeBSD has been discontinued. FreeBSD systems are supported only through the open-vm-tools packages directly available from FreeBSD package repositories. FreeBSD packages for open-vm-tools 10.1.0 and later are available from FreeBSD package repositories.

Guest Operating System Customization Support
--------------------------------------------

The [Guest OS Customization Support Matrix](http://partnerweb.vmware.com/programs/guestOS/guest-os-customization-matrix.pdf) provides details about the guest operating systems supported for customization.

Interoperability Matrix
-----------------------

The [VMware Product Interoperability Matrix](http://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide2/sim/interop_matrix.php) provides details about the compatibility of current and earlier versions of VMware Products. 

Known Issues
------------

* **Suspend Guest of Linux VM using any version of open-vm-tools may fail with some versions of SELinux.**
A "Suspend Guest" operation on a Linux guest running any version of open-vm-tools and with SELinux enabled may stall and ultimately fail.
The failure may appear as:
  - a "Failed to suspend the virtual machine" message display.
  - nothing happened and the "Suspend Guest" button is reactivated. IPv4 connections may be closed.
  - a delayed suspend happens but the IPv4 addresses are lost when the VM is resumed.
Even an apparent "stall" which exceeds 30 seconds is an indication of the problem.
For more details, see [KB 74722](https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/74722).
Workaround:
Update the selinux-policy and selinux-policy-targeted packages to the latest version available from the Linux vendor.  If package updates are not available or if the issue persists, then consider the following workaround:
Create an exemption for the vmtools/NetworkManager denied access by using the audit2allow command to generate a local loadable SELinux policy module as outlined in [KB 74722](https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/74722).
* **Drag functionality fails to work in Ubuntu.**
Drag functionality fails to work in Ubuntu 16.04.4 32-bit virtual machine installed using easy install. Also, failure of copy and paste functionality is observed in the same system.
Note: This issue is applicable for open-vm-tools running on Workstation and Fusion.
Workaround:
* Add the modprobe.blacklist=vmwgfx linux kernel boot option.
* To gain access to larger resolutions, remove svga.guestBackedPrimaryAware = "TRUE" option from the VMX file.
* **Shared Folders mount is unavailable on Linux VM.**
If the **Shared Folders** feature is enabled on a Linux VM while it is powered off, shared folders mount is not available on restart.
Note: This issue is applicable for open-vm-tools running on Workstation and Fusion.
Workaround:
If the VM is powered on, disable and enable the **Shared Folders** feature from the interface.
For resolving the issue permanently, edit **/etc/fstab** and add an entry to mount the Shared Folders automatically on boot.
For example, add the line:
vmhgfs-fuse   /mnt/hgfs    fuse    defaults,allow\_other    0    0


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/*********************************************************
* Copyright (C) 2009-2018 VMware, Inc. All rights reserved.
* Copyright (C) 2009-2019 VMware, Inc. All rights reserved.
*
* This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
* under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published

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