A Few Ways to Update VMware Tools 1 comment


Keeping the VMware tools up2date in a virtual environment can be quite time consuming. Especially in large enterprise environments. It is also a VMware best practice to keep the VMware tools, running inside the Virtual Machine, on the same version level as the servicing ESXi host (excluding 3rd-party/Independent).

Various methods to update the VMware tools can be found below, click on the method hyperlink to open a manual with the configuration/installation steps:


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    Yes. If you are running VMware Tools prior to vSphere 5.1, an operating system reboot will always be required for new device drivers and kernel modules to go into effect.