[libvirt] VMware ESX driver announcement

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Tue May 26 10:01:43 UTC 2009

On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 07:39:21PM +0200, Stefan de Konink wrote:
> Daniel Veillard wrote:
> >>> The other possibility was to use the libraries they provide to
> >>>interconnect, but there was a licencing problem, plus you can't expect
> >>>to have thing installed on the server, so this was a dead end too.
> >>We looked at this closed source communication library provided by
> >>VMware too, but dropped it because of the licensing problems.
> >
> >  Yup, too bad, I'm pretty sure it does most of what you're doing now
> >and even use libxml2 for doing so too. By not open sourcing it this
> >means double effort ...
> Did anyone made an attempt to get it 'free' via the open-vm-tools guys? 
> Becaues I find it hard to believe VMware starts an open source project 
> on one side and doesn't want to help on the other one.

open-vm-tools has nothing todo with managing ESX hosts. It is a set of
tools and drivers for host <-> guest  communication. 

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