You can automate the process of upgrading VMware Tools for the virtual machines in your inventory.
You can set up Update Manager to check the VMware Tools version when a machine is rebooted. If necessary, Update Manager upgrades VMware Tools to the latest version supported by the host on which the virtual machine runs.
When you perform a VMware Tools upgrade on power cycle, Update Manager does not take a snapshot of the virtual machine and you cannot roll back to the previous version of the virtual machine.
- Navigate to .
- Select a host or a cluster from the inventory and click the Updates tab.
- Select VMware Tools.
VMware tools version upgrade must be enabled on first use.The virtual machines on the host or cluster are listed.
- (Optional) To update the Tools Status and Auto Update Setting, click Scan Now.
- Select the virtual machines for which you want to enable VMware Tools upgrade on reboot.
- Click Set Auto Update and select On.
The new status is visible in the Auto Update column.
The next time you power on or restart a virtual machine, Update Manager checks the version of VMware Tools installed in the machines and performs an upgrade, if necessary.