May 26, 2018

VM Back Command Line Tools for VMware

VMware Command Line Tools

On this page, you’ll find command line programs which can replace and/or supplement the VMware’s official VMwareTools.

These programs use VMware’s undocumented and therefore not officially supported feature to communicate with VMware see VMware Backdoor I/O Port. Information on these functions have come entirely from my personal research and quite a few contributions by fellow VMware users.

These programs are intended partly as illustrative examples of how to use the VMware backdoor function and I have cut many corners writing them.

  • vmw generic backdoor access program
  • vmshrink virtual disk shrink program
  • vmftp host-guest file transfer program

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