43A8V
Contributor
Contributor

Upgrading VMware Tools without restart

Hi,

Can the VMware Tools on  VM be upgraded without restarting the vm after update? it is possible ?

if so, are the installations even effective without rebooting?

many thanks in advance


					
				
			
			
				
			
			
			
			
			
			
			
		
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NelsonCandela
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Of course it is possible.

The changes are effective once the installation is done, yet I recommend at some later time to restart the machine anyway, especially if we're talking about Windows-based VMs.

You may right-click a VM in the Flash-based / HTML5 Web Client and update VMware tools with the following parameters:

Advanced Options:

/S /v "/qn REBOOT=R ADDLOCAL=ALL REMOVE=Hgfs"

You can also utilize PowerCLI to update the VMware Tools like so:

$VM = "MyVM"

Get-VM $VM | Update-Tools -NoReboot

Be aware that when using paravirtualized drivers a short network loss might occur when replacing the VMware Tools based network drivers (one to two ping losses).

BR

NC

diegodco31
Leadership
Leadership

Hi

Check if the following VMware KB article helps:

httpx://thatservernerd.com/2016/05/27/upgrade-vmware-tools-on-multiple-vms-in-vsphere-without-rebooting/ 

VMware Knowledge Base

Clarification on (Zero-Down Time) VMware Tools Upgrade in vSphere 5.1 - VMware vSphere Blog

Moderator edit by wila: I have unlinked the servernerd URL as it is indeed a tad weird - the certificates presented are curious to say the least. If you really want to visit then change httpx into https.

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jblo
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Contributor

WARNING: the link ref. thatservernerd[.]com attempted to obfuscate a Chrome browser extension load diegodco31

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