Tag Archive: VMware Tools

VMware Tools 11.0 Released

VMware released a new major version of VMware Tools last week, 2019-09-19, meaning the latest and greatest version for Windows and MacOS is no version 11.0. Starting earlier this year VMware added the pvscsi & vmxnet3 drivers to the Microsoft Update Service and by VMware Tools version 11 the VMCI (VMware Virtual Machine Communication Interface) driver …

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VMware Tools for nested ESXi version 1.2 released

As i wrote almost two years ago here, VMware labs got a VMware Tools fling for nested ESXi. This fling is still relevant when running ESXi 5.5 but for ESXi 6.x it is installed by default.  A few days ago a new version was added including the following enhancements: Guest Time Synchronization Larger resource pool …

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VMware Tools for Nested ESXi released

Running nested ESXi hosts is great for development, education, test and training purposes and i have used it for many years in e.g. vSphere, VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion and vCloud Director (vCD). One thing that has been a pain while running nested ESXi hosts over the years has been the shut down process. This was …

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VMware Tools installation fails

When trying to install the VMware Tools software in a virtual machine, using the typical option, i received the following error messages: The virtual machine was running Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 so i have successfully installed VMware Tools many times using the same virtual machine operating system. The virtual machine was running …

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