What is the procedure to install VMWare tools in Virtual HiveManager?

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What is the procedure to install VMWare tools in Virtual HiveManager.

Tnank you.
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Tomi Rapič

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VMWare tools are not currently supported in the HiveManager Virtual Appliance because the system is locked and you can not load and launch the executable/s needed for installation.

VMware tools are generally used to obtain a better user experience. If you need a better user experience such as seeing more screen at the same time and releasing your mouse from the active Window without the need for keyboard combinations, then I recommend you use SSH to the HiveManager. SSH will allow you to resize your screen and copy an paste in a more user-friendly manner.

If VMWare Tools were included "out of the box" by Aerohive, this would make our virtual appliance less compatible with non-VMWare virtual environments.

For security, the user only has access to the Aerohive menus. In theory, there could be a menu option that then installs VMWare tools. Perhaps this is a feature request. The official procedure for feature requests is to talk to your Sales Engineer as Sales Engineers must "Champion" feature requests.