After compeleting the upgrade of my ESXi-hosts to 6.7 Update 1, posted here: VMware ESXi 6.7 Update 1 Upgrade, I now have to upgrade Virtual Tools in all my virtual machines and templates.
I log into VMware vCenter, which now has the great Dark Theme after i upgraded vCenter in my post: VMware VCSA 6.7 U1 Update. I pick a virtual machine, in this post it will be a vm called AD-02 (A domain controller, not PDC). In my vCenter I see that a new version of VMware Tools is ready for installing
I click “Upgrade VMware Tools…” For this upgrade in my LAB I will perform an “Interactive Upgrade”.
When I login to the virtual Machine, I browse the CDROM and run setup64.
Of course, MS will come up with a warning, but because in VMware we trust, I click YES
The VMware Tools wizard starts up and I click “Next”
As my LAB-setup doesn’t have any special VMware Tools customization requirements, I choose “Typical” and “Next”
No Reboot required this time.
Back in vCenter, I now see that VMware Tools are “Current” Build 10338.
Now I just have to upgrade the rest of my virtual machines and templates, not the most fun and rewarding task, but a good practice to follow whenever updating vSphere.
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