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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 23, 2016

VMTools installed in Virtual HMC

Now that Virtual HMC is supported to install in VMware environments it would be very nice if the installer came with VMTools or if there were some way to install VMTools on the Virtual HMC VM. These tools help with issues when accessing the VM directly from the vSphere console including making mouse fidelity match your desktop and improving keyboard compatibility.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Oct 4, 2023

    Please make it a plan to support VMware Tools on the HMC itself.

  • Guest
    Dec 22, 2017


    Currently, there are no plans to support VMTools on the HMC itself and we don't support tooling on other x86 hypervisors as well.