VCP5 – Upgrade VMware Tools / Virtual Machine hardware

This is a two-fer, two objectives listed in 1 post (since they are generally simple tasks).

Upgrading tools and hardware manually:

  1. In vSphere, open VMs and Templates and select the VM
  2. Right-click the VM and select Guest | Install/Upgrade VMware Tools
  3. Select Automatic Tools Upgrade and click OK
    1. This will upgrade the tools and reboot the VM
  4. When finished upgrading the tools, shut down the VM
  5. Right-click the VM and select Upgrade Virtual Hardware
  6. Power on the VM

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