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  • 1.  VMtools Version Report

    Posted Aug 21, 2009 04:11 PM

    I have an environment of around 80 ESX hosts and 600 VM's. I need a simple way to determine which VM's are at the current VMtools and which ones need to be upgraded. Is there a method for this via vCenter or through scripting?

  • 2.  RE: VMtools Version Report

    Posted Aug 21, 2009 04:15 PM

    you may want to check out RVTools

  • 3.  RE: VMtools Version Report
    Best Answer

    Posted Aug 21, 2009 04:16 PM

    If you are running VSphere (VC ver 4.0) you can select your Data center and then click the Virtual Machine Tab. The right click one of the headings (name) for example and add the column "Vmware Tools Status"

    It will say OK for current, Not installed, Not running, or out of date.

    If you are not on Sphere,

    You can do the same thing but the names are different, It says ToolsOK, ToolsOld, Not running, Not installed.

    This help?

    Edit: you can then sort the VmWare tools col. and see the ones that need to be upgraded grouped together.

  • 4.  RE: VMtools Version Report

    Posted Aug 21, 2009 04:26 PM

    another great resource if using vSphere4 is