VMware tools installation on Redhat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6
Posted on 2013-12-12
Hi, I need to migrate a couple of hundred RHEL 5 and RHEL 6 vm's from an ESX 4.1 Environment to an ESXi 5 Envionment. I am having some problems getting vmware tools installed/updated on some of my vm's.
Could anyone advise me the best way to install and/or update vmware tools on my vm's? I have tried doing manual installs from vCenter and also going into "edit settings" on the vm and setting the option to upgrade vmware tools on reboot but on some of my vm's this doesn't work and nothing happens. I am not a linux administrator, so I would like a way to upgrade tools from vCenter and if possible a way to install and upgrade tools in an automated way rather than having to manually upgrade each vm.
Any help appreciated.