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Upgrading VMware Tools on Linux based virtual appliances

I just updated a cluster from 5.1 to 5.5, some of the VMs are virtual appliances based on Linux (most of them on CentOS) which are fairly locked down (no easy console access), how critical is it to upgrade these types of VMs to the latest VMware Tools version? I'm a bit OCD and it bothers me that some of the VMs are reporting VMware Tools that are "Out-of-date" 🙂

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NealeC
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I know what you mean about the annoying little notification....However most VA suppliers bundle and test vmtools along with the Virtual Appliance they are releasing.

The answer isn't upgrade vmtools, it's upgrade the Virtual Appliances.

e.g.

Installing NetScaler Virtual Appliances on VMware ESX - Citrix eDocs

Do you have a list of the virtual appliances and versions you are running?

Chris

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Borja_Mari
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Hello,

not really so much important, but some things maybe would not work.

Check this discussion:

https://communities.vmware.com/thread/462979

Best regards,

Pablo

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NealeC
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I know what you mean about the annoying little notification....However most VA suppliers bundle and test vmtools along with the Virtual Appliance they are releasing.

The answer isn't upgrade vmtools, it's upgrade the Virtual Appliances.

e.g.

Installing NetScaler Virtual Appliances on VMware ESX - Citrix eDocs

Do you have a list of the virtual appliances and versions you are running?

Chris

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