Where are VMware tools located?

Where are VMware tools located?

ISO images for different guest operating systems are stored in the following locations: /vmimages/tools-isoimages/ on ESXi. “C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation” is the default location on Windows. ISO images are stored in the installation directory of VMware Workstation on Windows.

Where do I put VMware tools ISO?

If the setup fails to start as the ISO was not mounted to the CD-ROM drive:

  1. Right-click the virtual machine you want to install VMware Tools on, in your inventory.
  2. Select CD/DVD Drive.
  3. Ensure the Connected check box is selected.
  4. Choose Datastore ISO file > Browse > vmimages > tools-isoimages > windows.

How do I manually install VMware tools?


  1. Select the menu command to mount the VMware Tools virtual disk on the guest operating system.
  2. If you are using vCenter Server and are performing an upgrade or reinstallation, in the Install/Upgrade VMware Tools dialog box, select Interactive Tools Installation or Interactive Tools Upgrade and click OK.

How do I get latest VMware tools?

In vSphere Web client, right click on the running Virtual Machine object and choose Install or Upgrade VMware Tools option. To install or upgrade VMware Tools, see Installing and upgrading VMware Tools in vSphere (2004754).

How do I know if VMware tools are installed?

Checking the VMware Tools version

  1. Locate the VMware Tools icon in the System Tray. Move the mouse pointer over the icon.
  2. To check which version is installed, right-click the VMware Tools icon and select About VMware Tools. The About VMware Tools dialog displays information about the currently installed version.

Why install VMware tools is disabled?

Why is install VMware tools disabled? The Install VMware tools option grays out when you start installing it on a guest system with the function already mounted. It also happens when the guest machine doesn’t have a virtual optical drive.

Why can’t I install VMware tools?

Since VMware Tools cannot be installed without a CD-ROM drive, the incorrect network driver is also assigned to the NIC. To resolve this issue, you must assign the correct driver. To assign the correct driver: select add a new device and select the CD-ROM under Disk, Driver and storage.

How do I enable VMware tools?

To install VMware Tools, follow this procedure:

  1. Start the virtual machine.
  2. On the menu of the VMware console window, choose Player→Manage→Install VMware Tools. The dialog box shown here appears.
  3. Click Download and Install.
  4. Follow the instructions in the Setup program to install the VMware tools.

How do I deploy VMware tools?

Right click Packages and click Create Package for VMware Tools.

  1. Specify the Package name as VMware Tools.
  2. Select the Program Type as Standard Program.
  3. Specify the command line which is the VMware Tools install command.
  4. On the Requirements page, click Next.
  5. On the Completion window, click Close.
  6. Completion Wizard.

What happens if VMware tools are out of date?

VMware Tools shows Out of date in vSphere Client connected to vCenter Server. This issue can occur when using a PXE boot to upgrade the Guest Images and VMware Tools. If you do a soft reboot, VMware Tools does not register as updated.

How do I know if VMware tools are running?

You can view the status of the Open VMware Tools service by entering vmtools-service status at the command line. admin@informacast:~$ vmtools-service status vmtoolsd is enabled vmtoolsd is running.

How do I open VMware tools properties?

To open the VMware Tools control panel, double-click the VMware Tools icon in the system tray. If the VMware Tools icon does not appear in the system tray, go to Start > Control Panel. Locate the VMware Tools icon and double-click it. The Options tab shows the Miscellaneous Options.