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vmware-tools (8) Versions 3.0.0

Installs/Configures vmware-tools

cookbook 'vmware-tools', '~> 3.0.0'
cookbook 'vmware-tools', '~> 3.0.0', :supermarket
knife supermarket install vmware-tools
knife supermarket download vmware-tools
Quality 75%

vmware-tools Cookbook


Chef cookbook for installing VMware tools.


  • default['vmware-tools']['update'] - default set to true, you know you want the newest always.
  • default['vmware-tools']['windows_reboot'] - default set to true, and if put at the first cookbook you'll reboot then run the rest of the run_list.
  • default['vmware-tools']['url'] - The location to get the Windows VMware-Tools executable from.
  • default['vmware-tools']['version'] - The version of the Windows VMware-Tools.



The default recipe will install open-vm-tools of on a CentOS/Debian based machine. If you run this on Windows it installs the public VMware Tools executable from

If you have a specific place you want to install your Windows based VMware Tools from, override the default['vmware-tools']['url'] and default['vware-tools']['version'] in the default attributes.


For more details look at the [](./

License & Authors

Author: tecRacer Opensource Team ( Original Author: JJ Asghar GitHub Original Author: Andrew Fraley GitHub

Copyright: 2020, tecRacer Group

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.

Dependent cookbooks

yum >= 0.0.0
apt >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

vmware Applicable Versions

Collaborator Number Metric

3.0.0 passed this metric

Contributing File Metric

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Foodcritic Metric

3.0.0 failed this metric

FC009: Resource attribute not recognised: vmware-tools/recipes/_windows.rb:13
Run with Foodcritic Version 14.3.0 with tags metadata,correctness ~FC031 ~FC045 and failure tags any

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Supported Platforms Metric

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Testing File Metric

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Version Tag Metric

3.0.0 failed this metric

Failure: To pass this metric, your cookbook metadata must include a source url, the source url must be in the form of, and your repo must include a tag that matches this cookbook version number