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yum-vmware-tools (5) Versions 3.0.2

Installs and configures VMWare yum repositories.

cookbook 'yum-vmware-tools', '= 3.0.2'
cookbook 'yum-vmware-tools', '= 3.0.2', :supermarket
knife supermarket install yum-vmware-tools
knife supermarket download yum-vmware-tools
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yum-vmware-tools Cookbook

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Installs vmware-tools for EL 5, from

For EL 6, installs open-vm-tools by default, from EPEL.

An undo recipe is included to remove, and cleanup, older vmware-tools installations.


  • RHEL platform family, version 5 or 6.
  • VMWare guest.


  • dmidecode - needs dmidecode to inspect BIOS, and determine VMWare virtual hardware.



These are the attributes you may need to override in a role.

  • yum['vmware']['version'] - VMWare Tool release string, used to compute baseurl.

    • Default, '5.1latest'
  • yum['vmware']['force_official'] - Force official VMWare packages to be used as the yum source on EL6. Opposed to using open-vm-tools sourced from EPEL.

    • Default, false, uses open-vm-tools from EPEL.

These are attributes you should probably leave alone.

  • yum['vmware']['enabled'] - Boolean flag, computed by presence of VMWare virtual hardware.

    • Default, true when dmi['system']['manufacturer'] is 'VMWare Inc.', false on other hardware.
  • yum['vmware']['baseurl'] - Base URL, to use in the vmware-tools.repo file.

    • Default, computed by yum['vmware']['version'] and node['platform_version'].
  • yum['vmware']['gpgkey'] - URL of VMWare packaging key

  • yum['vmware']['packages'] - List of packages to install

    • EL5 default, [ vmware-tools-esx, vmware-tools-esx-kmods ]
    • EL6 default, [ open-vm-tools ]
  • yum['vmware']['services'] - Service script(s) to enable, and start

    • EL5 default, [ vmware-tools-services ]
    • EL6 default, [ vmtoolsd ]



Example, force official repository on Enterprise Linux 6.x

  :yum => {
    :vmware => {
      :force_official => false
run_list: [ "recipe[yum-vmware-tools]" ]


Example, remove older vmware-tools installation.

run_list: [ "recipe[yum-vmware-tools::undo]" ]

License and Authors

Author:: Eric G. Wolfe endorse Copyright:: 2010-2011

Author:: Tippr, Inc. Copyright:: 2010

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, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

Dependent cookbooks

yum-epel >= 0.0.0
yum >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

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