Tech Chronicles


LinuxVSM (VMware Software Manager on Linux)

Finding VMware installation media and downloading them properly can be a problem from time to time and creates confusion.

LinuxVSM was created by Edward Haletky to solve these problems.

The project is accessible via Github and also has installation support on MacOS.

Assuming weak linux ability, I created a VMware template on a minimal Centos distribution with LinuxVSM code inside.

The template I created;

  • Can be deployed via vSphere, it can receive network settings on deployment and can be accessed via VRMC and SSH.
  • After operating system login, the download application can be started with a single command (vsm) and files can be downloaded with a valid VMware credentials.
  • The downloaded files can be accessed through the Windows File Sharing protocol SMB.

Here are the necessary steps for installation;

The download link for the LinuxVSM file is available here.



I would like to talk a little about microservices, and  i try to  step up by real life examples.

Think there is an obsessed mother with four children, she is taking care of all the following things herself,
and she has to serve the guest as well.

She is too obsessed with the routine and the workplace so and cannot change them.
It changes the whole layout when jobs need a change.

  • Child care
  • Laundry
  • Washing Dishes
  • Home Cleaning
  • Ironing
  • Guest hospitality

On the other side, there is another mother who doesn’t want to squeeze herself and wants to use her resources efficiently.

This mother’s;

  • The eldest child looks after the others
  • A child is washing clothes
  • A child washing dishes
  • A child cleans the house
  • The mother can both iron and serve to the guests