We are running vSphere 22.214.171.124 and our ESXi hosts are 6.5.0.
I have installed Server 2019 Core, installed VMware Tools, but vSphere is reporting "VMware Tools is not installed on this virtual machine." Which means that we are unable to do things like, Shutdown guest os, see the IP of the VM, etc. The network is working with VMXNET 3, so I believe the drivers are working like they should in the OS. We are also unable to do OS Customizations when cloning, which I think is due to VMWare Tools not being detected. Does anyone know the fix?
I haven't figured out why, but I have had to install VMware tools twice on guests running Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10. The first install appears to complete successfully and the vmxnet3 driver works fine after rebooting, but VCSA continues to indicate that the tools are not installed. After I run the installation a second time and choose Repair, everything is fine.
This didn't seem to help my situation. Neither did reinstalling it. I always receive the error:
The guest OS has reported an error during quiescing. The error code was: 3 The error message was: Quiesce operation aborted
try shortening your source template server name to 15 or under chars. I was getting the same error until I shortened the name. See this post where I found the issue.
That works for me too. Initially I had forgotten to install the VSCI driver and added it later:
1) Mount VMware Tools
2) Install the VSCI driver by choosing apropriate components.
3) Rebooted a VM, but ESXi doesn't see tools.
4) Mount tools again and Repaired the installation.
The host can see the tools without rebooting a VM.
Hy, You can install VMware tools Manually
Download VMware tools
Extract Zip file and select windows iso and upload File to Datastore
then you can mount the ISO file to VM after the mount install wizard automatically if not open the CMD and run the below the command