Updating VMware-Tools on Windows is quite simple, but will require a restart of the operating system.
Using the VI client, you can right-click on your VM and select "Install/Upgrade VMware Tools".
However, if you are upgrading VMware Tools on ESXi 5.1 this will be the last reboot necessary when upgrading VMware Tools – all other upgrades in the future will not require VM reboot. Then I moved the VM to a 5.1 host, attached again the baselines and scanned the machine.
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A: More than anything the decision to change VMware Tools to a 'Security Patch' in Protect's scans is based on the fact that it is a requirement to have the latest version of VMware Tools installed on guest operating systems to be able to use the full functionality of patching hosted VM's using Protect, especially offline VMs or templates.
Since this is a requirement for Protect's features to work - we consider these updates important enough to be included in Security patches.
v Sphere is purpose-built for the next generation of applications and serves as the core foundational building block for the Software-Defined Data Center. (Sydney AET) Product updates and upgrades are not included with Basic Support and Subscription Service for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for VMware.You will be prompted to select an interactive or automatic installation.If you pick the automatic installation it will update VMware-Tools and then restart Windows.In this part I will describe how to update virtual machine hardware and VMware Tools on your virtual machines individually and automatically with Update Manager.VM hardware version 8 was introduced in v Sphere 5.0 and provides a lot of benefits like 32 v CPUs per VM, 1TB of v RAM per VM, better performance and more.