Recommended update for open-vm-tools

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for open-vm-tools
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2019:14006-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1115118 #1121964 #1124397
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4

An update that has three recommended fixes can now be installed.


This update for open-vm-tools fixes the following issues:

  • Does no longer send a backup manifest when aborting a Linux quiesced snapshot (bsc#1124397)
  • Bails out vmtoolsd early when there are RPC errors.
  • The vmtoolsd.service file now supports cloud-init customization by default (bsc#1121964)
  • Fixes an issue where open-vm-tools has logged warnings, when taking a snapshot of a Linux guest on a vSphere host
  • Fixes an issue where open-vm-tools service crashed on Linux systems that are not running on a VMWare platform

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Recommended Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch slessp4-open-vm-tools-14006=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-open-vm-tools-14006=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 (i586 x86_64):
    • libvmtools0-10.3.5-8.12.2
    • open-vm-tools-10.3.5-8.12.2
    • open-vm-tools-desktop-10.3.5-8.12.2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (i586 x86_64):
    • open-vm-tools-debuginfo-10.3.5-8.12.2
    • open-vm-tools-debugsource-10.3.5-8.12.2