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 for programs started using the VIX API

The VIB can be installed from the ESXi host directly if you got internet connection using the following command:

  • esxcli software vib install -v http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmw-tools/esxi_tools_for_guests/esx-tools-for-esxi-9.7.2-0.0.5911061.i386.vib

Another option is to download the VIB manually from here.

Read more about VMware Tools for nested ESXi here.