VMware - Upgrading VMware Tools Automatically
Posted on 2013-05-23
Here's my situation about my VMware Environment. Lets just take 5 VM's for right now. All these VM's have VMware Tools installed on them but the VMware Tools is 1 version behind. So I'm trying to upgrade all these VM's with the latest version of VMware Tools.
I need to do this automatically instead of going to each VM and doing it manually. These 5 VM's were installed with Standard Configuration Option instead of Complete.
We actually need an extra option that the Complete version would have installed that the Standard version did not which was the vShield Component. So if I had to do this manually, I would select Interactive Install and then Check off the vShield Component to be installed while upgrading to the latest version.
After resolving the first issue I now come to my second issue. There are snapshots on these VM's. So after upgrading the VMware Tools to the latest with that extra vShield Compenent added, how will I make it so that if they revert the Snapshot back, that the VMware Tools still gets updated to the latest version with that extra vShield Component added back on to it as well? When they revert the snapshot, I believe I will have the issue of VMware tools being back at the previous version without the vShield Component installed on it correct?
Please let me know all solutions possible and we can work on them step-by-step.