VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that you install in the operating system of a virtual machine. VMware Tools enhances the performance and management of the virtual machine.

You can install VMware Tools in one or more virtual machines by using the VMware Host Client.


  1. Click Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client inventory.
  2. Select a virtual machine from the list.
    The virtual machine must be powered on to install VMware Tools.
  3. Click Actions, select Guest OS from the drop-down menu, and select Install VMware Tools.