vmware tools open-vm-tools for OpenWRT
This is an OpenWRT port of VMWare official open-vm-tools. This port uses latest devel branch(01/23/2019) of original, fixed bunches of bugs by https://github.com/srchack/custom-packages .
I have it tested with the follow platform: OpenWRT 18.06.1 x86_64 on ESXi 6.x
Power on/Shutdown/Report IPs etc. are functional normally with this build. It should works with both lede 17.x and OpenWRT 18.x. Feel free to report bugs here.
With this build, I don't see any crashes or segfault anymore. and that's why I made this build.
# Step 1 # git clone OpenWRT and checkout the same branch as your router. # Since open-vm-tools has many dependencies of basic libraries in OpenWRT, I don't think you can compile this tools with only SDK. # So just make sure you cloned the full openwrt repo. # Step 2 git clone https://github.com/fangli/openwrt-vm-tools package/open-vm-tools # Step 3 make menuconfig # And Set `Utilities` - `open-vm-tools` to `M` (modularizes features) # Step 4 make package/open-vm-tools/compile # Finish # Then ./bin/packages/x86_64/base/open-vm-tools_devel-1a39495-1_x86_64.ipk is what you need.
For convenience, I published the ipk binary for OpenWRT 18.06.1, if you are running the same version of openwrt, feel free to just download and install it:
cd /tmp wget https://xxxxx/open-vm-tools_devel-1a39495-1_x86_64.ipk (Get the URL on releases page of this repo) opkg update opkg install open-vm-tools_devel-1a39495-1_x86_64.ipk reboot