You can upgrade VMware Tools in one or more virtual machines by using the vSphere Web Client.


  1. Start the vSphere Web Client and log in to the vCenter Server.
  2. Select the virtual machines.
    1. Select a datacenter, folder, cluster, resource pool, or host.
    2. Click the Related Objects tab, and click Virtual Machines.
  3. Power on the virtual machines to upgrade.
  4. Right-click your selections.
  5. Select Guest OS > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools and click OK.
  6. Select Interactive Upgrade or Automatic Upgrade and click Upgrade.
  7. If you chose the interactive upgrade for a virtual machine with a Linux guest operating system, reboot the operating system by running the reboot command from a command-line prompt so that you can use the new network modules.


VMware Tools are upgraded.