The appInfo plugin collects the information about running applications inside the guest and publishes the information to a guest variable.

Procedure

  1. Retrieving the data: The data collected by appInfo plugin is retrieved as follows:
    • From inside the guest
      Linux guest
      • vmtoolsd --cmd “info-get guestinfo.appInfo”
      • vmware-rpctool “info-get guestinfo.appInfo”
      Windows guest
      • rpctool.exe “info-get guestinfo.appInfo”
  2. Changing the poll-interval: The appInfo plugin captures the information in every 30 minutes by default. Guest admin can configure this poll-interval at anytime as follows:
    • Linux

      vmware-toolbox-cmd config set appinfo poll-interval <new value in seconds>

    • Windows

      VMwareToolboxCmd.exe config set appinfo poll-interval <new value in seconds>

  3. Disabling the appInfo plugin: Guest admin can disable the appInfo plugin as follows:
    • Linux guest

      vmware-toolbox-cmd config set appinfo disabled true

    • Windows guest

      VMwareToolboxCmd.exe config set appinfo disabled true