Red Hat 6 and VSphere
A fresh install of RHEL6 contains several vSphere-ready components:
the standard kernel package contains kernel modules for the optimized VMware virtual hardware (network, storage, and memory balloon driver).
and just like in earlier RHEL releases, there’s drivers for the VMware graphics card and the mouse driver:
Especially the built-in network and storage drivers will make life easier for RHEL admins in vSphere environments.
That’s great news ofcourse, but I’d like to stress that this is not equivalent to a full VMware Tools install, which would include extras such as shutdown/reboot/freeze/resume scripts, IP address display in the vSphere client, etc.