Open-VM-Tools Network Driver Issues

Davewolfs

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I am trying to uninstall vmware-tools and move to open-vm-tools. But it seems like the act of uninstalling vmware-tools completely gets rid of all my links.

E.g. dladm show-links does not show anything anymore.

Any suggestions on how I can remove vmware-tools and install open-vm-tools and have my vmxnet links still show up?
 

Davewolfs

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A little tricky to fix but this was it.

1. Need to get out the OmniOS stuff so that it will properly install because the vmware uninstall will get rid of everything.

pkg uninstall entire
pkg uninstall driver/network/vmxnet3s
# Run vmware tools uninstall script and shutdown
# I had to configure my machine to have some sort of network connectivity so added back in the necessary e1000 cards on the VMware config
# Power back on, dladm/ipadm required networking on new NICs

pkg install entire
pkg install driver/network/vmxnet3s
pkg install open-vm-tools

# Remove the networking I added in Omni, poweroff the machine. Remove the networking I added in VMWare
# Power back on, everything should be fine

Probably the most I have had to do to my setup in years :)
 
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