I did not compile a new kernel. Instead, I am using the latest vanilla server kernel. I am not near my system right now, but I think it is -29 and it is the server kernel. The VMWare Tools wanted the kernel headers for this kernel version to compile two modules, a kernel module and a memory module. As my VMWare friend tells me, these help with system stability, etc. Does that make sense? I can get more info on what is actually going on with the VMWare Tools and post it here.