VMtools Issue

Leah Whitney
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I'm running vSphere 6.5. I am trying to create a 2012 server using an ISO. When it boots to the ISO, I have no control. I have the box checked to check and upgrade vmtools before power up but I thought vmtools loads once the OS is up and running. So at a loss.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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You have to install VMware Tools, it's not automatic.

So the OS needs to be running, and you have to be logged in to the OS.

How are you connected to the console, using the host client, or vSphere Client ?

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That is what I thought. I am using the web client.
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Try using the vSphere Client (Legacy C#).

You've also got more than one option in the Host Client (Web), and that's to use Open browser Console, New Tab, New Windows, and also Launch Remote Console, these are all different, especially last option which uses the VMRC (which you need to download and install).

These should allow you to interact with the OS installation, and install. (later you can install Tools)

Here are some articles I've written for 6.5

Part 1:  HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5)

Part 2: HOW TO: Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) using the vSphere (HTML5 Web) Host Client 6.5

Part 3: HOW TO: Create an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image (*.iso), and MD5 checksum signature, for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5)

Part 4: HOW TO: Upload an ISO image to a VMware datastore for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) using the vSphere Host Client, and checking its MD5 checksum signature is correct.

Part 5: HOW TO: Enable SSH Remote Access on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5)

Part 6: HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues and Warnings Alert displayed in Summary status for ESXi 6.5 after enabling SSH or ESXi Shell

Part 7: HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server

Part 8: HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server

HOW TO: Deploy and Install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (VCSA 6.5)
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VMRC worked. New to the environment so didn't realize that was in the settings. Thanks.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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No problems, any further questions related to tools, let me know.
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Do you require any additional help, to select and answer and close this question?

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VMRC worked

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