How do I update VMware tools in Linux?

How do I update VMware tools in Linux? Right Click VM in the virtual machine menu, then click Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools. Click OK.

How do I upgrade VMware tools? 

  1. Start the vSphere Web Client and log in to the vCenter Server.
  2. Select the virtual machines.
  3. Power on the virtual machines to upgrade.
  4. Right-click your selections.
  5. Select Guest OS > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools and click OK.
  6. Select Interactive Upgrade or Automatic Upgrade and click Upgrade.

How do I find VMware Tools version in Linux? 

To check which version of VMware Tools is installed on an x86 Linux VM
  1. Open Terminal.
  2. Enter the following command to display the VMware Tools information in Terminal: vmware-toolbox-cmd -v. If VMware Tools isn’t installed, a message displays to indicate this.

How do I update open-VM-tools in Ubuntu? 

  1. Ensure that the package index is updated: sudo apt-get update.
  2. If the VM has a GUI (X11, and so on), install or upgrade open-vm-tools-desktop: sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop.
  3. Otherwise, use the command to install open-vm-tools: sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools.

How do I update VMware tools in Linux? – Additional Questions

Can you install VMware tools on Linux?

You can manually install VMware Tools on a Linux virtual machine using the command line. For later Linux distributions, use the integrated open-vm-tools version.

How do I check VMware Tools version?

Checking the VMware Tools version
  1. Locate the VMware Tools icon in the System Tray. Move the mouse pointer over the icon.
  2. To check which version is installed, right-click the VMware Tools icon and select About VMware Tools. The About VMware Tools dialog displays information about the currently installed version.

What is the latest version of VMware tools?

Windows guest drivers installed by VMware Tools
Drivers VMware Tools 12.0.0
pvscsi.sys For Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Release 2: For Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 Release 2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server 2022:

What is VMware tools for Linux?

VMware Tools is a set of services and modules that enable several features in VMware products for better management of guests operating systems and seamless user interactions with them. VMware Tools has the ability to: Pass messages from the host operating system to the guest operating system.

How do I upgrade VMware tools to multiple VMS?

To install or upgrade VMware Tools in multiple virtual machines:
  1. Launch the VI Client and log in to the VirtualCenter Server.
  2. Click Inventory in the navigation bar to expand the Inventory list.
  3. In the Inventory list, select the host that contains the virtual machines you want to upgrade.
  4. Click the Virtual Machines tab.

How do you check if VMware tools are up to date?

Verifying a VMware Tools build version (1003947)
  1. From the Console, run the vmware-toolbox command from terminal and click About.
  2. To determine the vmware-tools version, run the command: vmware-toolbox-cmd -v.

Where do I find VMware tools?

In the user interface for the VMware product, locate the Install VMware Tools menu item, which is typically found under a Virtual Machine or Guest Operating System menu.

How do I check my VM version?

Determining the version of the guest operating system from within the virtual machine
  1. Click Start > Run.
  2. Type winver.
  3. Click OK. A dialog appears and indicates the version of operating system that you are running.
  4. Record the information from two places within the About Windows dialog.

How do I check my VMware Tools version on ESXi host?

Click on Interoperability -> Select VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi), I have selected the latest version of ESXi host (ESXi 6.5 Update 1 . Select “VMware Tools from VMware ESX/ESXi” as the second solution and leave it as All Version to see all compatible VMware tools version from ESXi host.

How do I upgrade ESXi VMware tools?

After performing the preceding operations, the ESXi host is ready for installation or upgrade of VMware Tools in the virtual machines running on the host. In vSphere Web client, right click on the running Virtual Machine object and choose Install or Upgrade VMware Tools option.

Should I upgrade VMware tools?

Following the vCenter Server and vSphere host upgrades it is always recommended that you have a plan for upgrading the VMware Tools running inside your virtual machines. Note: Although upgrading VMware Tools is optional, it is still highly recommended.

How do I update VMware tools with Update Manager?

  1. Navigate to Menu > Hosts and Clusters.
  2. Select a host or a cluster from the inventory and click the Updates tab.
  3. Select VMware Tools.
  4. Click Enable.
  5. (Optional) To update the VM Compatibility and current status, click Scan Now.

How do I update VMware tools without rebooting?

How to vMware Tools update without reboot Windows Virtual Machine
  1. $VM = “MyVM”
  2. Get-VM $VM | Update-Tools -NoReboot.

Does upgrading VMware tools require reboot?

If you are currently running a version of VMware Tools older than 5.1 on a version of Windows older than Windows Vista, upgrading always requires a reboot. If you are running VMware Tools 5.1 on Windows Vista or newer, you may have to reboot if: One or more components of VMware Tools is installed.

Can VMware tools be newer than host?

Remediation is not required. VMware Tools is installed, supported, and newer than the version available on the host. VMware Tools is installed on a machine that is running on an earlier ESXi version. Remediation is not required.

What is VMware Tools version?

Build numbers and versions of VMware Tools (86165)
Version Release Date Build Number
VMware Tools 12.0.0 03/01/2022 19345655
VMware Tools 10.3.24 (Tar Tools and OSP) 11/23/2021 18733423
VMware Tools 11.3.5 09/23/2021 18557794
VMware Tools 11.3.0 06/17/2021 18090558

Where is the VMware tools ISO stored?

ISO images are stored in the installation directory of VMware Workstation on Windows. /usr/lib/vmware/isoimages/ on Linux.