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VMware Kernel Module Development?

Is there a program for ESXi kernel module development on a small-business scale or is this only open to large corporations?

I'm just looking to add hardware support at the vmkmod level.

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Community Manager
Community Manager

You can apply to their partner program for this - http://www.vmware.com/partners/

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You can get some info on the I/O Vendor Partner program here - https://www.vmdev.net/sf/sfmain/do/home. You can also download the driver source code to get started - http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_downloads/vmware_vsphere_4/4_0#open_source

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How much do the necessary tools cost?

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Hi Nathan

and welcome to the forums!

Please note that you are replying to a thread that is about 7 years old now. It is unlikely that this will get much attention now. Anyway I will try to answer your question.

The tools and - more important: - the source code you need will probably be provided for free, but as a pre-requisite you need to join the "SDDC Integration Program" which in turn requires a "TAP Elite Membership".

According to information available here:

  SDDC Integration - VMware {code}

both memberships cost 7.500 US$ per year, so 15.000 US$/year in total.

- Andreas

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