Yes it does. However, it does not preclude the use of tools like Intigua, Puppet, Chef to automate the upgrade of the tools through other means. The issue is that upgrades of tools can change behavior and you need to know why you are making those upgrades, how they are made, when they are made, etc. Not only that they should all be made for HIPAA for example at similar times so there is no VMtools drift.
Edward L. Haletky
VMware Communities User Moderator, VMware vExpert 2009, 2010, 2011,2012,2013,2014
Author of the books 'VMWare ESX and ESXi in the Enterprise: Planning Deployment Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2011 Pearson Education. 'VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing the Virtual Environment', Copyright 2009 Pearson Education.
ok great - thanks