Zade
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Mass VMWare Tools Upgrade

I am looking at our vm infrastructure and there are alot of ! Out-Of-Date signs on my virtual machines for VMTools, I am considering doing a mass upgrade using the advanced command /S /v"/qn REBOOT=R" to avoid reboots.

Can anyone advise me if this would cause any further issues doing this inside of office hours?

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MKguy
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If you're suppressing reboots then there shouldn't be major outages. What can happen though is that the network connection will be unavailable for 1 or 2 seconds while the vNIC driver is updated. In most cases this also means that the Guest OS re-initializes the NIC device, causing currently established TCP connections to be reset.

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Zade
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Thank for you the information, will we see any issues down the line suppressing reboots? We are using vcenter 5.5

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