Update VMware tools without reboot

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Whilst having some spare time over the Christmas period I decided to upgrade by VMware home lab to vSphere 5.1, and I found out that one of the new features is you can update the VMware tools without the requirement  to reboot each Virtual Machine (VM).  Now to some people this may be a small change but to me and everyone else that has hundreds of servers in their data centres this is a BIG plus because now we haven’t got to worry about doing the update out-of-hours.

Thanks VMware  and Merry Christmas

 

One Comment

  • Chris

    I just came across this same information a few days ago. This is a huge step in the right direction. Its going to make my life easier maintaining over 1000 vms. Sadly, weve got a ways to go before we will be at 5.1, but its motivation to get us there. 😉
    Nice site.

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