Posted by Vladan Seget on April 16, 2020
What are the differences between VMware Tools and Open-VM tools?

Deliberating about choosing the necessary suite should consider various issues. For Windows VMs it’s just VMware tools and that’s it. For Linux VMs, you have to abide by the VMware Compatibility Guide, which is very strict, as you know. Open-VM tools are not worse, even better at some points, than the VMware ones, but nuances are due.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on March 5, 2020
How to Automate the Upgrade of VMware Tools and VM Compatibility

Each new VMware vSphere release introduces new features and functions in addition to fixing the drawbacks that may have been in the previous version. With each new one, you need to upgrade VMware Tools in all your VMs and check if you need to upgrade their VM compatibility, otherwise they won’t have access to the desired perks.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on November 29, 2016
Recent news for VMware Tools packages for VMware vSphere 6.5

Starting from VMware Tools 10.0 version, VMware has done these packages downloadable separately from VMware ESXi distributions. They are available here. To see the active VMware Tools version installed in your VM, simply look at VM properties in vSphere Client.

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