running out of date vm tools

Have applied update for security on an esxi host. Noticed that vm tools running out of date.
Is it going to be a problem with vm if I do not upgrade the vm tools?
or for future choose no-tools vib instead standard?
LVL 2
sara2000Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Not immediately, but I would recommend, that at the next VM Maintenance window, you update it.

VMware Tools must match the ESXi version, otherwise, you will get Out of Date!
0
sara2000Author Commented:
if I update no-tools vib then esxi and vm will keep same ver ?
0
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Correct.

So your VMware Tools will mismatch the ESXi version, and you will not be able to use the in-built Install VMware tools routine, because you do not have an updated VMware Tools in the OS image.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
VMware

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.