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blondie63
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esxi 6.7 e vmware Tools

Does anyone know what the latest version of VMware Tools for ESXi 6.7 is? I created a Rocky Linux 9.3 VM choosing "Other Linux (64-bit)" and the system cannot find VMware Tools and gives this error:
No VMware Tools package is available. The VMware Tools package is not available for this guest operating system.
vix error code = 21000

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a_p_
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From what I read, Rocky Linux, like most other distributions use the open-vm-tools package, which should be available from the default repositories.

André

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blondie63
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Thanks for your answer, do you have a link to download it ?

Mauro

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a_p_
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I don't know which installer Rocky Linux uses, but it's basically just a matter of choosing the one for your Linux distribution.

Fore examples see https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Tools/12.3.0/com.vmware.vsphere.vmwaretools.doc/GUID-C48E1F14-240D...

André

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asdfg2
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Each Linux distribution that support open-vm-tools will have one or more open-vm-tools* packages available from their respective repositories. 

To read more on what to expect see:

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2073803

For headless installs "open-vm-tools" package can be sufficient, for desktop installs "open-vm-tools-desktop" is recommended.

See the Linux distribution policy for which version of open-vm-tool is provided and the update schedule/scheme to expect w.r.t. to new version availability.

Usually open-vm-tools is backwards compatible to older ESXi host. With the caveat that newer guest or host features would not be supported. Consult the release notes for the open-vm-tools version for more information.

 

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sicnarf_latosa
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Latest open-vm-tools 12.3.0 release

https://github.com/vmware/open-vm-tools/releases 

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blondie63
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I've found how to install

dnf install open-vm-tools