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sara2000
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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
https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2019-0009.html
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

Commented:
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

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

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Should i download the latest exe file and install it one at a time?
or
Is there any automated way of installing?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Commented:
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

Commented:
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

Regards,

Pete

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