bug_juice
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vmware-toolbox command line options?

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Hi,

I need to set the Time synchronization up on my Solaris VM running in ESX3.5 but I don't want to do it in the GUI nor do i want to modify the config file on the ESX server itself. Are there any commandline options for vmware-toolbox so i can just set the time sync to true?

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AWo
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Just found this: http://communities.vmware.com/message/617061#617061

Read the last post from Wilson94t, maybe this will do it for you. Unfortunately I can't test it yet.

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No, you have to add 'tools.syncTime="TRUE" ' to the .vmx file if you won't/can't use the GUI.

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AWo
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Just found this: http://communities.vmware.com/message/617061#617061

Read the last post from Wilson94t, maybe this will do it for you. Unfortunately I can't test it yet.

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bug_juice
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That was it! Thanks.

Snip from the other post:

...

GNU/Linux:

turn it on...

vmware-guestd --cmd "vmx.set_option synctime 0 1"

...and turn it back off:

vmware-guestd --cmd "vmx.set_option synctime 1 0"

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That worked!!!! Thanks.

...snip from the link provided above:

turn it on...

vmware-guestd --cmd "vmx.set_option synctime 0 1"

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