Tuesday, March 27, 2012

vSphere 5 How to upgrade VMware tools on multiple virtual machines

Upgrade VMware Tools on Multiple Virtual Machines

You can upgrade VMware Tools on multiple virtual machines by using the Virtual Machines tab.


  1. Start the vSphere Client and log in to the vCenter Server.
  2. Select Inventory > Hosts and Clusters.
  3. Select the host or cluster that contains the virtual machines to upgrade.
  4. Click the Virtual Machines tab.
  5. Select and power on the virtual machines to upgrade.
  6. Right-click your selections, select Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools and click OK.
  7. For Linux guest operating systems, reboot the operating system by running the reboot command from a command-line prompt so that you can use the new network modules.

The VMware Tools label on the Summary tab changes to OK.

Source: vSphere Upgrade pdf

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