Hello fellow VMers,
My question for the day is:
Can I use VMware Update Manager to push out the latest VMware Tools to all our our Windows GuestOSes and have it NOT reboot the VMs. Is there an option to do this today?
My configuration is:
ESX3.5 Update 2 plus patches Build120512
vCenter 2.5 Build 119598
We wanted to use Update Manager right away when we upgraded from 3.0.x to 3.5.x to fix the tools versions until we realized you need the version of VMWare Tools that comes with 3.5 installed already to add the service so Update Manager could scan the VMs
We opted to use the VI Toolkit to script the install instead. If you don't have this installed in your environment already there is some upfront to get there but not much (.NET 2.0, Powershell, VI Toolkit install) but the options offer full automated management of almost anything VirtualCenter can see. As for your specfic request, the info you seek if you go this route would be here.