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Verifying a VMware Tools build version (1003947)


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Symptoms

This article provides steps to determine the version of VMware Tools installed on a virtual machine and to check if
the installed version corresponds to the version on the ESXi/ESX host.

Resolution

To determine the VMware Tool version:


Windows:

From the Console or an remote desktop session, open VMware Tools from the Task Bar and click
About.
From the directory located atC:\ProgramFiles\VMware\VMwareTools\, run the command:

VMwareToolboxCmd.exev

Linux:

From the Console, run the vmwaretoolbox command from terminal and click About.

To determine the vmwaretools version, run the command:

vmwaretoolboxcmdv

To compare the versions of the host build levelis required. Fore more information, seeDetermining the build
number of VMware ESX/ESXi and VMware vCenter Server (1022196) (/selfservice/search.do?
cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&externalId=1022196).

If the VMware Tools version installed is a lower build number than the corresponding ESXi/ESX host build number
then upgrade the VMware Tools to the latest version. For more information, see the Documentation Center
(https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/).

Note: The Tools version can also be accessed from the ESXi/ESX command line by running the command:

greptoolbox/vmfs/volumes/datastore/vm_name/vmware.log

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An alternative command to verify the tools version on an ESX/ESXi host is:

grepbuild/vmfs/volumes/datastore/vm_name/vmware.log

Tags

vmwaretoolsbuild

See Also

Dierent VMware Tools status in Windows virtual machines running on ESXi/ESX host (1008907) (
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1008907)

General VMware Tools installation instructions (1014294) ( http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1014294)


Determining the build number of VMware ESX/ESXi and VMware vCenter Server (1022196) (
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1022196)

Managing virtual machines using PowerCLI (1028291) ( http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1028291)


Installing and upgrading VMware Tools in vSphere (2004754) ( http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2004754)
Vericar una versin de compilacin de VMware Tools (2034987) ( http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2034987)
Como vericar uma verso de compilao do VMware Tools (2037175) ( http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2037175)
VMware Tools (2075237) ( http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2075237)
VMware Tools (2078552) ( http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2078552)

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