11 Replies Latest reply on Sep 18, 2009 3:16 PM by tpa10

    how to determine the ESX version from within the VM ?

    bertdb Master

       

      Hi, during automatic deployment (non-interactive install), I want to install the correct version of the tools in a VM. I have installations that are used on physical machines as well as ESX 2.5 and ESX 3.0 hosts, and in the future ESX 3.5 as well. Problem is I want to install the correct version of the VMware tools (wrong version gives errors in the VM logs).

       

       

      So I'm looking for a mechanism that lets me determine the version of the ESX host a VM is running on. Just the difference between 2.5, 3.0; 3.5 would be a good start, exact version even better.

       

       

      I've looked at dmidecode, biosdecode, lspci in Linux VMs but nothing definitive yet.

       

       

      Any takers ?