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 update 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 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 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 VMware tools in Linux? – Additional Questions

How do I get the latest version of VMware tools?

In vSphere Web client, right click on the running Virtual Machine object and choose Install or Upgrade VMware Tools option.

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 current 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:

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 start VMware tools in Linux?

To work around this issue, you can manually start, stop, or restart VMware Tools with the commands:
  1. /etc/vmware-tools/ start.
  2. /etc/vmware-tools/ stop.
  3. /etc/vmware-tools/ restart.

Where is VMware tools located?

ISO images for different guest operating systems are stored in the following locations: /vmimages/tools-isoimages/ on ESXi. “C:Program Files (x86)VMwareVMware Workstation” is the default location on Windows.

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.

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 run VMware tools from command line?

To install VMware tools on a Server Core installation, perform the following steps:
  1. Insert the VMware Tools ISO.
  2. Point your command prompt to the (virtual) CD player by typing D:, followed by an Enter.
  3. Type setup.exe, followed by an Enter.
  4. Walk through the steps for installing VMware tools.

Does VMware tools install require reboot on Linux?

While upgrading VMware Tools using vSphere Update Manager, the guest operating system gets rebooted as part of the VMware Tools upgrade process. Guest operating system reboot is not required after upgrading VMware Tools to 10.1. 0 and later on Linux distributions with kernel version 3.3.

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 reinstall VMware tools?

To reinstall VMware Tools:
  1. In Fusion, navigate to Virtual Machine > Install VMware Tools.
  2. In Workstation, navigate to VM > Install VMware Tools.

How do I fix VMware tools?

How to fix it.
  1. Search the registry for vmware and delete all associated entries.
  2. Close the registry editor.
  3. Open Windows Explorer.
  4. Delete the %ProgramFiles%VMwareVMware Tools folder.
  5. Restart the virtual machine.
  6. Install the new version of VMware Tools.

How uninstall VMware tools Linux?

To uninstall VMware Tools in a Linux guest operating system:
  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. Switch to the root user by running the command: su – root.
  3. Run the VMware Tools uninstaller script: /usr/bin/
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the uninstall.
  5. Reboot the virtual machine.

How do I manually install VMware tools?

Right-click the virtual machine you want to install VMware Tools on, in your inventory. Choose to cancel or end the VMware Tools installation. Right-click the virtual machine you want to install VMware Tools on, in your inventory. Choose to install VMware Tools.

How do you install VMware tools Tar GZ in Linux?

How do I fix VMware tools not installing?

Select the VM in the inventory. Right click on the VM and select Edit Settings. select add a new device and select the CD-ROM under Disk, Driver and storage. once completed again right click on the VM and select Guest –> install vmware tools.