Before installing an VMWare ESXi server i was little curious that what VMTools version will come after the ESXi have been installed and any VM has been created.
Looking around found a link on VMWare worth to share and keep handy while working on the deployment of VMWare especially before upgrading and existing VMWare infrastructure to newer one you would like to know the VMTools version, its support with your Operating Systems in Guest OS and/or read upon open or resolved caveats by identifying the VMTools version prior the installation and choosing the right version for your environment.
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# The ESXi server mapping is only to show that the particular version of
# Tools ships with that particular ESXi server build number, but the Tools
# can work with a greater range of ESXi versions.
# Column 1: Tools version on NGC/VI Client
# Column 2: ESXi server version.'esx/0.0' indicates that the tools version
# is not yet bundled …
I have a very old Sun Solaris Server running on on SPARC platform
# cat /etc/release
Solaris 10 6/06 s10s_u2wos_09a SPARC
Copyright 2006 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.
Assembled 09 June 2006
Running an old java application server on it
$ asadmin version
Unable to communicate with admin server, getting version locally.
Version = Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8.2
Command version executed successfully.
We had a planned power shut at our office so we needed to shut the servers down for few hours, after the shut down window, I started the servers - servers boot successfully but while starting the application server i was getting output "null" the server even was not writing any logs to the server.log file