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VMware Tools 25 OCT 2016 Build 4448496

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Jan 12, 2021 Solaris is now a legacy guest operating system and it has been frozen in VMware Tools 10.3.10. Click here to get the VMware Tools 10.3.10 for Solaris guest OS. VMware Tools packages for Linux As announced in the previous release notes, new features will not be made available for tar installer and OSPs starting VMware Tools 11.0.0. Manual Download. Copy and Paste the following command to install this package using PowerShellGet More Info. Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -RequiredVersion 10.1.1.8827524. You can deploy this package directly to Azure Automation. Note that deploying packages with dependencies will deploy all the dependencies to Azure Automation. 1) Normal installation with newer version, which would normally uninstall current installed VMware Tools first, but that didn't work. 2) Setup64 /c, didn't work. 3) Relocating installer folder to different locations, didn't work. 4) Uninstall previous version from Programs and Features, didn't work. 5) Powershell script from Scott, rebooted.

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The continued bundling certain popular Tools versions for supported and legacy guests, along with updates through VUM, ought to quell some of the concerns raised last year when we first announced the separation of Tools and vSphere. Download: VMware Tools 10.1 and VMware Tools 10.0.12. Here are some other articles and tips regarding VMware Tools. VMware Workstation Pro, free and safe download. VMware Workstation Pro latest version: Test multiple operating systems. VMware Workstation Pro is a vi.

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machine's guest operating system and improves management of the virtual machine.

  • VMware Tools Lifecycle Management: VMware Tools 10.0.12 freezes support for legacy Guest Operating Systems. Frozen ISO images are available for download from http://my.vmware.com. These ISO images are not shipped with ESXi in the tools-light VIB. VMware Tools 10.1.0 caters to the current guest operating systems. VMware Tools 10.0.12 caters to the legacy guest operating systems.

  • VMware Tools support for Guest Operating Systems in 10.0.12
    • VMware Tools support for Guest Operating Systems in version 10.0.12
      • winPreVista.iso supports Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 2003.
      • linuxPreGLibc25.iso supports Linux guest operating systems earlier than Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11, Ubuntu 7.04, and other distributions with glibc version earlier than 2.5.
      • darwinPre15.iso supports Mac OS X versions 10.10.x and older.
    • VMware Tools 7.7.0 support for the following guest operating systems has been already frozen
      • winPre2k.iso supports versions earlier than Windows 2000.
    • VMware Tools 8.1.0 support for the following guest operating systems has been already frozen
      • netware.iso supports NetWare guest operating systems.

  • Resolved Issues: This release of VMware Tools 10.0.12 addresses issues that have been documented in the Resolved Issues section.

Before You Begin

Important note about upgrading to ESXi 5.5 Update 3b or later

For resolution on incompatibility and general guidelines while upgrading ESXi hosts to ESXi 5.5 Update 3b or ESXi 6.0 Update 1 or later, using older versions of Horizon View Agent, refer to the knowledge base articles:

Internationalization

VMware Tools 10.0.12 is available in the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese

Compatibility Notes

VMware Tools 10.0.12 is compatible with supported versions of VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 and later, VMware Workstation 12.0, and VMware Fusion 8.0. See VMware Compatibility Guide for more information.

Guest Operating System Customization Support

The Guest OS Customization Support Matrix provides details about the guest operating systems supported for customization.

Installation and Upgrades for this release

VMware Tools can be downloaded from the Product Download page.

VMware Tools Operating System Specific Packages can be downloaded from http://packages.vmware.com/tools/releases/index.html. For more information on installing OSPs, see the VMware Tools Installation Guide for Operating System Specific Packages

The steps to install VMware Tools vary depending on your VMware product and the guest operating system you have installed. For general steps to install VMware Tools in most VMware products, see General VMware Tools installation instructions (1014294). To set up productLocker to point to shared datastore, see KB 2004018.
For specific instructions to install, upgrade, and configure VMware Tools, see VMware Tools Documentation page.

Upgrade Information

Support for ESXi 5.0 and ESXi 5.1 VMware Tools

  • Extended support - Extended support is available for VMware Tools versions shipped with ESXi 5.0 and ESXi 5.1
  • Upgrade - Upgrade of VMware Tools to version 10.0.12 for legacy guest operating systems is not supported on ESXi 5.0 and ESXi 5.1. Virtual machines running VMware Tools 10.0.12 is supported on ESXi 5.0 and 5.1.
  • The minimum versions of VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201608001 and VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201608001 and later is required to install or upgrade VMware Tools 10.0.12 on the legacy guest operating systems running on ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 6.0.

Upgrade Impact

VMware Tools is backward and forward compatible with ESXi. Newer version of VMware Tools is compatible with older ESXi versions supported and conversely. Upgrade of VMware Tools to version 10.0.12 is the last supported upgrade for the legacy guest operating systems on VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201608001 , VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201608001 and later.

Upgrade Support for future releases of VMware Tools

Upgrade support is available for older versions of VMware Tools shipped with ESXi that have reached end of support to newer versions of VMware Tools shipped concurrently to the immediate ESXi version released at the time of end of support of the older ESXi releases.

Windows guest Drivers Installed by VMware Tools

The following driver versions are supported by VMware Tools 10.0.12 on a Windows Guest Operating System.

DriversVMware Tools 10.0.12
Hardware Drivers
vmci

9.5.10.0

vsock

9.5.7.0

pvscsi

1.2.3.0

wddm

n/a

xpdm

12.1.8.0

vmxnet3

1.5.2.0 - NDIS 5.0

vmxnet2

2.2.0.0

vmmouse

12.5.2.0

vmusbmouse

12.5.2.0

vmaudio

5.10.0.3506

BusLogic2.0.3.0
Software Drivers
vmrawdsk.sys

0.9.9.0 - For Kernel-Mode Code Signing

vmmemctl.sys

7.3.5.0 - For Kernel-Mode Code Signing

vmhgfs.sys

10.0.1.0 - For Frozen operating systems older than Windows Vista

vsepflt.sys

7.0.0.8 - For Kernel-Mode Code Signing

vnetflt.sys

7.0.0.8 - For Kernel-Mode Code Signing

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Resolved Issues

  • Unable to acquire IP Address of Windows guest operating system using VMware Tools
    VMware Tools, from version 9.10.5 to version 10.0.9, does not acquire the IP address of the network interface on Windows Server 2000 guest operating system.
  • This issue is resolved in this release.

  • Quiesced snapshot operation failure leave the Linux guest file system in a quiesced state
    A quiesced snapshot operation on a Linux guest operating system may fail on host side after the guest file system has been quiesced. Occurrence of this issue leaves the guest file system in the quiesced state even after completion of the snapshot operation with error returned to the client. It generates error log messages similar to the following in the vmware.log file.
    <TIMESTAMP> vcpu-0 I120: ToolsBackup: changing quiesce state: COMMITTED -> ERROR_WAIT
    <TIMESTAMP> vcpu-0 I120: Msg_Post: Warning
    <TIMESTAMP> vcpu-0 I120: [msg.snapshot.quiesce.vmerr] The guest OS has reported an error during quiescing.
    <TIMESTAMP> vcpu-0 I120+ The error code was: 4
    <TIMESTAMP> vcpu-0 I120+ The error message was: Quiesce aborted.
    <TIMESTAMP> vcpu-0 I120: ----------------------------------------
    <TIMESTAMP> vcpu-0 I120: Vigor_MessageRevoke: message 'msg.snapshot.quiesce.vmerr' (seq 860282) is revoked
    <TIMESTAMP> vcpu-0 I120: ToolsBackup: changing quiesce state: ERROR_WAIT -> ERROR_WAIT
    <TIMESTAMP> vcpu-0 I120: ToolsBackup: changing quiesce state: ERROR_WAIT -> IDLE
    <TIMESTAMP> vcpu-0 I120: ToolsBackup: changing quiesce state: IDLE -> DONE

    This issue is resolved in this release.

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Known Issues

The known issues for VMware Tools 10.0.12 are listed below

  • Repository with meta-packages are not available in the frozen Operating System Specific Packages (OSP) of VMware Tools.
    repos/ directory which contains repo rpm packages such as vmware-tools-repo-xxx.rpm are not available in the frozen Operating System Specific Packages of VMware Toolspackages.vmware.com/tools/releases/10.0.12. As a result, operating system specific repository file will not be created automatically by installing repo rpm packages.

    Workaround: To workaround this issue, manually set up the repository file on the virtual machine.

    For example, in RHEL 4, create the following repo file under etcyum.repos.d
    #
    # VMware OSPs for RHEL4
    #
    [vmware-tools-collection]
    name=vmware-tools-collection
    baseurl=http://packages.vmware.com/tools/releases/10.0.12/rhel/i386
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=http://packages.vmware.com/tools/keys/VMWARE-PACKAGING-GPG-RSA-KEY.pub

  • VMXNET3 driver prevents the Windows operating system from receiving all the multicast traffic in the DVSwitch
    The new VMXNET3 driver prevents the Windows operating system from receiving all the multicast traffic in the DVSwitch if multicast address in set to more than 32 in the Windows operating system.

    Workaround: None

Updated on: 20 MAR 2019

VMware Tools 18 MAY 2017 Build 5541682

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machine's guest operating system and improves management of the virtual machine.

  • VMware Tools support for guest operating systems in 10.1.7
    • windows.iso supports Windows Vista and later.
    • linux.iso supports Linux guest operating systems Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and later, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 and later, Ubuntu 10.04 and later. It also supports other distributions with glibc versions 2.5 and later.
    • darwin.iso supports Mac OS X versions 10.11 and later.
    • freebsd.iso supports FreeBSD versions.
    • solaris.iso supports Solaris versions.
  • Drivers and Certifications: VMXNET3 driver is updated.
  • Resolved Issues: This release of VMware Tools 10.1.7 addresses issues that have been documented in the Resolved Issues section.

Earlier Releases of VMware Tools

For earlier releases of VMware Tools 10.0.0, see the VMware Tools Documentation page.

Before You Begin

VMware Tools ISO images for a few end of life guest operating systems are frozen. Some ISO images are not shipped with ESXi in the tools-light VIB. For more details, see the VMware Tools Documentation page. All VMware Tools ISO images are available for download from http://my.vmware.com.

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VMware Tools for Windows are available for download in 32-bit and 64-bit installer executable (.exe) files. These files are provided for easier access and installation of VMware Tools in Windows guest operating systems.

Important note about upgrading to ESXi 5.5 Update 3b or later

For the resolution on incompatibility and general guidelines while upgrading ESXi hosts to ESXi 5.5 Update 3b or ESXi 6.0 Update 1 or later, using older versions of Horizon View Agent, refer to the knowledge base articles:

Internationalization

VMware Tools 10.1.7 is available in the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese

Compatibility

VMware Tools 10.1.7 is compatible with supported versions of VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 and later, VMware Workstation 12.0 and VMware Fusion 8.0. See VMware Compatibility Guide for more information.

VMware Tools 10.1.7 enables support for DirectX 10.0 and OpenGL 3.3 on Windows guests when used with VMware Workstation 12.0, VMware Fusion 8.0, and releases of VMware vSphere where the virtual device supports the required feature. The VMware guest operating system OpenGL driver for Windows and Linux supports the OpenGL 3.3 core profile only. The OpenGL3.3 compatibility profile is not supported. OpenGL guest driver only supports version 3.0 for compatibility profiles.

The VMware Tools installer option to clobber Linux kernel modules that are shipped with the operating system is deprecated. In the upcoming versions of VMware Tools for Linux, the clobber option is removed from the installer.

Guest Operating System Customization Support

The Guest OS Customization Support Matrix provides details about the guest operating systems supported for customization.

Installation and Upgrades for this release

VMware Tools can be downloaded from the Product Download page.

VMware Tools Operating System Specific Packages can be downloaded from http://packages.vmware.com/tools/releases/index.html. For more information on installing OSPs, see the VMware Tools Installation Guide for Operating System Specific Packages.

The steps to install VMware Tools vary depending on your VMware product and the guest operating system you have installed. For general steps to install VMware Tools in most VMware products, see General VMware Tools installation instructions (1014294).To set up the productLocker to point to the shared datastore, see KB 2004018.
For specific instructions to install, upgrade, and configure VMware Tools, see VMware Tools Documentation page.

Upgrade Information

Upgrade support for future releases of VMware Tools

Upgrade support is available for older versions of VMware Tools shipped with ESXi that have reached end of support to newer versions of VMware Tools shipped concurrently to the immediate ESXi version released at the time of end of support of the older ESXi releases.

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Support for ESXi 5.0 and ESXi 5.1 VMware Tools

  • Extended support - Extended support is available for VMware Tools versions shipped with ESXi 5.0 and ESXi 5.1
  • Upgrade - Upgrade of VMware Tools to version 10.0.12 for the legacy guest operating systems is not supported on ESXi 5.0 and ESXi 5.1. Virtual machines running VMware Tools 10.0.12 is supported on ESXi 5.0 and 5.1.

Upgrade Impact

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The upgrade support implies that users need to follow a two-step upgrade process to upgrade VMware Tools prior to 9.4.x to versions later than 10.1.0 on non-legacy guest operating systems.

Download Vmware Tools 10.1.10

  1. VMware Tools prior to 9.4.x must be first upgraded to VMware Tools version 10.1.0. As a second step, VMware Tools can be upgraded to a newer version later than 10.1.0.
  2. VMware Tools 9.4.x and newer can be directly upgraded to the latest available version of VMware Tools.

For mapping of VMware Tools versions that were bundled with ESXi, see http://packages.vmware.com/tools/versions.

For a simple upgrade, upgrade to VMware Tools bundled with the supported version of ESXi.
VMware Tools is backward and forward compatible with ESXi. Newer versions of VMware Tools are compatible with older ESXi versions supported and conversely. Upgrade of VMware Tools to version 10.0.12 is the last supported upgrade for the legacy guest operating systems on VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201608001, VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201608001 and later.

Cached

Windows guest drivers installed by VMware Tools

VMware Tools 10.1.7 support the following driver versions on a Windows Guest Operating System.

    Hardware drivers
    Version

    VMCI

    9.8.6.0

    VSOCK

    9.8.8.0

    PVSCSI

    1.3.8.0

    WDDM

    8.15.1.50

    XPDM

    12.1.8.0

    VMXNET3

    1.7.3.2

    VMXNET2

    2.2.0.0

    VMMOUSE

    12.5.7.0

    VMUSBMOUSE

    12.5.7.0

    VMAUDIO

    5.10.0.3506
    Software drivers
    Version
    VMRAWDISK.SYS1.1.0.1
    VMMEMCTL.SYS7.4.1.1
    VMHGFS.SYS11.0.14.2 - For operating systems Windows Vista and later
    VSEPFLT.SYS10.1.0.0
    VNETFLT.SYS10.1.0.0 - For Kernel-Mode Code Signing
    VNETWFP.SYS10.1.0.0

Resolved Issues

Vmware Tools Win 10

  • Receive Side Scaling is not functional for VMXNET3 on Windows 8 and Windows 2012 Server or later
    This issue is caused by an update for the VMXNET3 driver that addressed RSS features added in NDIS version 6.30 rendering the functionality unusable. It is observed in VMXNET3 driver versions from 1.6.6.0 to 1.7.3.0. The issue affects Windows guest operating systems with VMware Tools 9.4.15 and later.
    This issue is resolved in this release.

Known Issues from Earlier Releases

To view a list of known issues applicable from earlier releases, click here.

  • VMware Tools 10.1.0 is not compatible with VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.1.1 or earlier
    Upgrading VMware Tools to 10.1.0 on a virtual machine managed by VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.1.1 or earlier breaks the VMware Site Recovery Manager workflows. VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.1.2 and 6.5 versions are compatible with VMware Tools 10.1.0.
    Workaround: Upgrade VMware Site Recovery Manager to version 6.1.2 or 6.5 before installing or upgrading VMware Tools to version 10.1.0. If a virtual machine is being managed by VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.1.1 or earlier, avoid installing or upgrading VMware Tools to version 10.1.0. This compatibility requirement is also applicable to open-vm-tools 10.1.0 packaged by various Linux distributions. For more information on compatibility, see VMware Product Interoperability Matrix.
  • Attempts to install VMware Tools on a FreeBSD 6.x or 7.x guest operating system might fail with an error
    Attempts to install VMware Tools on a FreeBSD 6.x or 7.x guest operating system might fail with an error similar to the following:

    Guest operating system daemon: failed
    Attempting to run vmtoolsd after installation will result in the following error
    'Segmentation fault: 11 (core dumped)'

    Workaround: Before installing VMware Tools 10.1.0 on a FreeBSD 6.x or 7.x VM, perform the following
    1. Create the file, if it is not created
      /etc/libmap.conf
    2. Add the following to /etc/libmap.conf file
      [/usr/local/lib/vmware-tools/]
      libpthread.so.2 libthr.so.2
      libpthread.so libthr.so

    If VMware Tools 10.1.0 is already installed, perform the following
    1. Update /etc/libmap.conf with the following
      [/usr/local/lib/vmware-tools/]
      libpthread.so.2 libthr.so.2
      libpthread.so libthr.so
    2. Complete the configuration by running /usr/local/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl

    Note: This workaround is not applicable to virtual machines running FreeBSD versions later than 7.x.

  • Common Agent Framework in open-vm-tools fails to build in Ubuntu 14.04
    Common Agent Framework in open-vm-tools fails to build in Ubuntu 14.04 with rabbitmq-c version lower than 0.8.0
    Workaround: Upgrade rabbitmq-c to version 0.8.0 or later for TLSv1.2 support in Common Agent Framework.
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  • vmusr plug-ins do not load on Solaris 10 Update 11
    While VMware Tools 10.1 is running on Solaris 10 U11 guest operating systems, the following vmusr plug-ins are not loaded:
    • libdesktopEvents.so
    • libdndcp.so
    • libresolutionSet.so

    This issue might also occur in Solaris version 11.2.
    Workaround: Upgrade to Solaris 11.3.
  • With VMware Tools 10.0.x, duplicate drivers might be loaded in the Linux kernel
    This issue occurs when drivers are installed in /lib/modules/<kernel version>/ directly. This might lead to incorrect detection of drivers by VMware Tools which causes installation of unwanted drivers.
  • Workaround: To work around this issue, install the modules in the sub-directory of /lib/modules/<kernel version>/ Dragon Ball Legends Game Download

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