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Upgrade issues with VMWare Tools on Ubuntu servers?

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Hi,

It seems that I have to reinstall VMWare Tools after each Kernel update of my Ubuntu server ... is there no better (automatic) way?

Thank you!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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Unfortunately not, the drivers which are compiled and built are linked to your kernel headers, change the headers, re-build VMware Tools.

We've also seen updating Linux distros, can also trigger a need to rebuild/re-install/upgrade VMware Tools.

see my EE Article, Step by Step Tutorial Instructions with Screenshots

Part 9: HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Linux on a VMware Linux virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) Host Server
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