chipflyer
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Upgrade to 3.5 from 3.02 - tools?

Upgraded 2 of my 3 host servers from 3.02 to 3.5 today and all went pretty well. I have noticed that the cpu and memory seems to be pretty busy when I look at the 3.5 hosts in virtual center and that kind of concerns me. I moved the vm's off the host (6 each) and upgraded them 1 at a time moving the vms to the other 2 boxes.

My question is do I need to reinstall the vmtools or was that taken car of automatically with the upgrade? I have not rebooted any of the vm's yet either could that make a difference?

Thanks

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admin
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Immortal

Yes, you have to update the vmtools after a ESX upgrade

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chipflyer
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And the tools upgrade will require a reboot of the vm's, correct?

Thank you

Jeff

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admin
Immortal
Immortal

You are right, and can riqueried up to 3 reboot (uninstall, install and new hardware detected)

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chipflyer
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Contributor

Why wouldn't I just use virtual center and select install/upgrade VMWare tools on each server?

Jeff

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admin
Immortal
Immortal

This will work but still required to reboot your VM (manually or not)

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