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  • CLearOS ESXi vm-tools compatibility

    I wish to change the symbolic link:: /etc/centos-release in ClearOS for the following information: CentOS Linux release 7.8.1 (Core)

    I am receiving the following log message from ESXi on my setup with the ClearOS current configuration of /etc/centos-release: ClearOS release 7.8.1 (Final)

    The configured guest OS (CentOS 4/5/6 (64-bit)) for this virtual machine does not match the guest that is currently running (Other 3.x Linux (64-bit)). You should specify the correct guest OS to allow for guest-specific optimizations.

    It appears that this change seems to be relevant for optimizing the performance of ClearOS within an ESXi environment (both being Community Versions). Note that all my ClearOS vm's within my ESXi configuration are all set to CentOS... (which I believe to be the most accurate for ESXi ClearOS combination). I am assuming that vm-tools is providing CLearOS vm the Guest OS version that are set in /etc/centos-release. Having changed the information to the above seems satisfy my ESXI server. Now what I am wondering is if I have created myself future update release issues with CLearOS?

    Thank You

    For your information it appears that VMware is only looking at the first digit for the version: