How do I update vmtools and virtual hardware using Update Manager

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Does anyone know how I can use Update manager to update all of my guest vmtools and virtual hardware.
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Top Expert 2010
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Sure...while in the VMs and Templates view, go into the Update Manager tab. vCenter has a couple default baselines -> VMware Tools/Vmware hardware upgrades. Click on the Scan link and deselect VMware Hardware and select VMware Tools, just to see what VMs need updating. Once the scan is complete, you can select the Remediate button to update Tools on the VMs.

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~coolsport00
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Also...VMware's Upgrade site has a video (#3) that shows how to go through installing Vmware Tools via Update Mgr. It's pretty good and not long.
http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/upgrade-center/resources.html

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