Verifying a VMware Tools build version

How to determine the version of VMware Tools installed inside a virtual machine and also if the installed version corresponds to that of the ESX/ESXi host.

To check the build of the ESX/ESXi host, choose the ESX/ESXi host in the VMware Infrastructure/vSphere Client. The version and build number appear in the heading

To check client Windows virtual machine
open VMware Tools from the Task Bar and click About

To check client Linux virtual machine
Run the vmware-toolbox command from terminal and click About

To determine the vmware-tools version via the command line, run the command:

vmware-toolbox-cmd -v


Posted on July 4, 2012, in General, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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