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295 - VMware Tools fail to start after a Linux guest kernel upgrade

If you are using VMware 4.x, you encounter this problem.

1. symptoms

 - VMware Tools fail to start after a Linux guest operating system kernel upgrade.
 - VMware Tools fail to run after booting to a different Linux guest operating system kernel.
 - The guest operating system loses network connectivity if the NIC type is not E1000.

2. cause
This issue occurs because VMware Tools on a Linux guest operating systems depends on kernel library files. After a kernel upgrade or
if you boot to a different kernel, VMware Tools fail to start if the configuration points to different library files.

3. Resolution

To resolve this issue, reconfigure VMware Tools after a kernel upgrade or after booting to a different kernel.

To reconfigure VMware tools:

# /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl

 



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