5 Replies Latest reply on May 11, 2007 5:14 AM by m_d_sella

    VMware Tools Upgrade for VI3

    m_d_sella Enthusiast

      I currentyl have three ESX 2.5.1 in production and have started our upgrade/migration process to VI3.  I have the luxury of seven new servers and as such have opted for a parallel upgrade path.  I have successfully upgraded Virtual Center and have ESX 3.0.1 configured and running on all seven of the new servers.  So far the VM migration has worked very well and we have 8 VMs up and running in the new environment.

       

      During the migration process, however, I have run into a problem on several of the VMs relating to the VMware Tools upgrade.  It appears that with certain version of VMware Tools the upgrade to the version in VI3 does not work.  I have seen a few posts in various forums that describe the same problem, where the VM Tools installer cannot remove the older version of VMware Tools. It appears to be looking for the old installer package.  I was able to retrieve the VM Tools package from my ESX 2.5.1 server and was able to update to that version of the tools in my VMs.  However, after this update, I run into a very similar problem with the new VM Tools package.  End result now is that I cannot upgrade and cannot uninstall the old version.  When I try to run either .msi package it seems to think that there is a different version installed and will not proceed.

       

      Has anyone else seen similar issues, or does anyone have any ideas that I may have overlooked?

       

      Thanks in Advance.