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Updating VMware Tools – ESXi 5

Once you have updated your host to version 5 you should update the guest version of VMware tools.

You will get a yellow exclamation mark within your guest and the vSphere client will display ‘Running (Out-of-date).’

Upgrading VMware tools

    • Login into the vSphere Client
    • Right click the guest you want to update
    • Select Guest -> Install/Upgrade VMware Tools
    • Choose Automatic Tools upgrade
    • This will update the guest – Beware this will also automatically reboot the guest

Upgrade VMware Tools ESXi 5

Upgrading VMware tools Video

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