sara2000 used Ask the Experts™
i noticed that there is a security advisory alert about vmtools version and VMware advisory state that we should upgrade VMtools to 10.3 as per the link below
I normally upgrade VMtools after patching the ESXi hosts, but we have latest patches on all ESxi hosts and its repository has only 10.2. How do we upgrade VMtools to 10.3 ?
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FOXActive Directory/Exchange Engineer
Top Expert 2015

The latest release is below.  Also scroll down to "Installation and upgrades for this release"
ref link:  https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Tools/10.3/rn/vmware-tools-1035-release-notes.html
Paul SolovyovskySenior IT Advisor
Top Expert 2008

VMware Tools are backward compatible as well and you're able to install the latest VMware Tools (barring any OS discontinuation)


Should i download the latest exe file and install it one at a time?
Is there any automated way of installing?
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Scripts Update Manager Group Policy take your pick!

But make sure you have backups of VMs before rollout!
Paul SolovyovskySenior IT Advisor
Top Expert 2008

Depending on how many systems and operating systems.  If it's a few I like to do manually to verify that all is working well, otherwise too many issues at one time and you are fighting fires all over.  I would recommend running a pilot group first with a mix of operating systems to see if you have any issues, if all goes well use automation to deploy the rest.
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Here you go, sorry It took me a while;

vSphere ESX: Replace / Update the VMware Tools ISO



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