With VMware Tools workflows, you can perform VMware Tools-related tasks on virtual machines.

You can access the VMware Tools workflows from Library > vCenter > Virtual Machine management > VMware Tools in the Workflows view of the Orchestrator client.

Workflow Name


Mount VMware Tools installer

Mounts the VMware Tools installer on the virtual CD-ROM.

Set console screen resolution

Sets the resolution of the console window. The virtual machine must be powered on.

Turn on time synchronization

Turns on time synchronization between the virtual machine and the ESXi server in VMware Tools.

Unmount VMware Tools installer

Unmounts the VMware Tools CD-ROM.

Update tools on Windows virtual machine without rebooting

Updates VMware Tools on a Windows virtual machine without performing a reboot.

Upgrade VMware Tools

Upgrades VMware Tools on a virtual machine.

Upgrade VMware Tools at next reboot

Upgrades VMware Tools on a virtual machine without performing an automatic reboot.