- Open VM tools
How to install?
- Open vCenter
- Click Home -> Hosts and Clusters
- Right Click on the Cluster You want to install on
- Then Click “Deploy OVF Template…”
- Select the OVA and click Next
- Username: tc or root
- password: VMware1!
How to Give it an IP Address
- Give it an IP address
sudo ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.6 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
- Configure the Default GW
sudo route add default gw 192.168.1.1
Tadaa…. we're done….
In 5 min time you have your VM up and running…..
However, the glory is not for me…..The virtual machine was not created by me, but by a user called matanyahu. The full credit goes to him and you can find more info and insights here.
yVM is a very small VM based on TinyCore 5.4 (kernel 3.8.13) and has open-vm-tools, nano, openssh and nginx installed.
The current version has following characteristics:
- 48MB RAM,
- 64MB HDD, divided into two partitions:
- one 32MB /dev/sda1 ext3-formatted partition
- one 32MB /dev/sda5 swap partition
- open-vm-tools installed as per instructions from Lapawa + some manual tweaking;
- openssh, nano and basic nginx installation (http only).
- available usernames: tc and root
- password for both accounts: VMware1!
Thanks for sharing mananyahu.
If you want to add GUI to your VM
If you want to add GUI (because the above will give you only the smallest possible VM with a command prompt and no GUI environment pre-installed. You can follow those steps to install and download GUI manager.
tce-load -wi Xvesa.tcz Xlibs.tcz Xprogs.tcz aterm.tcz flwm_topside.tcz wbar.tcz
Note: the above was found in this thread on Tinycore Linux forum.
I do have a small nested lab currently so I'm going lightweight only.
Some users were experiencing problem. Try to increase the RAM of the VM and some other useful tips from the author…
My suggestion would be to do the following:
– increase slightly the physical memory size (to 64mb RAM) and try launching the VM again. Although I tested it against a configuration indicated in my article sometimes there might be a need to have more memory to allow all services to run correctly (open-vm-tools included)
– take a time for yVM to load before it gets an IP address from DHCP server. In my infrastructure it took me around 10 seconds after a boot to actually get one.
– a local (console) access to yVM will work without passwords. However, you may try SSHing with putty and see what happens when you try to log on with tc or root account.
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