You can install the vFabric Postgres Client Tools on Windows or Linux systems. The package includes drivers customized for vFabric Postgres. You can install only the base package, or install the development RPMs as well.

Download the package.

If you are using vFabric Postgres for Data Director, verify that the Data Director ESXi host is running.


Install the package.

Operating System

Installation Process


Install the RPM files by running the following command.

rpm -ivh pathToClientRpms

pathToClientRpms is the full pathname of the RPM package location on your system. The default installed location is /opt/vmware/vpostgres/9.1.

Use -Uvh instead of -ivh if you perform an upgrade.



Double-click the installer to start the installer.


Accept the license agreement and confirm the install location.

Installation proceeds. The default installed location is \Program Files\VMware\vPostgres\9.1\. If you install the x86 vFabric Postgres client tools on a Windows 64-bit system, the Windows installer places the client tools in \Program Files (x86)\VMware\vPostgres\9.1\.


Run or rerun the installer. You can double-click the PKG file to start the installer GUI or install from the command line by running the following command.

# sudo installer -pkg /path/to/VMware-vPostgres-client-....pkg -target /

Ensure that your PATH environment variable includes the location of the vFabric Postgres client tools, for example C:\Program Files\VMware\vPostgres\9.1\bin.

If you install both the x86 and the 64 bit vFabric Postgres client tools on a 64-bit Windows system, see Add an x86 vFabric Postgres ODBC Data Source on Windows.

If you are developing a custom application, relink with libpq. See Relink Your Application with vFabric Postgres libpq.