We have machines running Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7.x. We are not sure what is the best thing to do with regards to VMware support.
We have two options
open-vm-tools(from Red Hat)
- install VMware binary packages from VMware
It is recommended that open-vm-tools be used for the Linux distributions where open-vm-tools is available. VMware will not provide OSPs for operating systems where open-vm-tools is available.
So you should install
open-vm-tools rather than the binary packages provided by VMware.
Eliminates the need to separately install VMware Tools when open-vm-tools is bundled with the operating system because open-vm-tools is a fully-supported open source implementation of VMware Tools.