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Huh? Why ‘service vmware-tools status’ no longer works on newer Linux VMs – Tip of the Week

After deploying a CentOS v6.6 VM via vCloud Director today, I was puzzled that I couldn’t confirm whether VMware Tools was running after installing it. [root@ZenOSS-POC ~]# service vmware-tools status vmware-tools: unrecognized service Huh? Surely not! [root@ZenOSS-POC ~]# ps -ef|grep … Continue reading

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Ubuntu / Debian equivalent to yum check-update – Tip of the Week

…been searching for the equivalent command to yum check-update for Ubuntu and Debian, and thanks to some Google searching, found what I needed, as follows: 1.  sudo apt-get update …to ensure you have the latest package index files, then 2.  … Continue reading

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