what is the aktual Version of VMwareTools for ESX 4.0U2 ( 244038)?
I install the tools from /vmimages/tools-isoimages/linux.iso on ESX Host, this is Version 4.0.0 build-261974 and the VC say Tools Status is old...
Build number for ESX 4.0 U2 and ESXi 4.0 U2 is 261974, not 244038.
Are you sure that version your ESX is 244038?
Inconsistency in version ESX and vmware tools may be reason of message about old tools.
How did you install vmware tools, from rpm or from source code?
sorry a was not of the right ESX Host.
The Version is 4.0.0 261974.
I Ioad the tools from the ESX Host with Version 261974, but the version of Tool ist build-261974 and the VC say Tools Status is old.
I install the tools from Source and build an Debian Lenny Host.
unpack & vmware-install.pl
how can i see which version is on my linux installed?
You can check the current version of vmware tools using RVTools. I have not ever installed vmware tools on Debian Lenny in ESX 4.0U2. But in ESX 3.5u5 you had to :
1. Set the correct type of vm (in vm settings) (Debian GNU/Linux 5 32/64bit)
2. In menu vm select item "Install vmware tools"
3. The further steps are described in the following instruction - Installing VMware tools on lenny (don't pay attention that this instruction describes installation steps for vmware server, it suits ESX)
I do that...
To install/upgrade VMware Tools for Linux,
run the program "vmware-install.pl" from a command prompt, either in text
mode or from a terminal inside an X session. You must have super user
privileges (i.e. be logged as root) to run it.
Yes, you have to perform necessary prerequisites (install gcc & header for your version kernel) and execute the command "./vmware-install.pl" as a root.
Take a look for detail Installing VMware tools on lenny