vSphere PowerCLI Cmdlets Reference

Update-Tools

Synopsis

Upgrades the VMware Tools on the specified virtual machine guest OS.

Syntax

Update-Tools [-NoReboot] [[-Guest] <VMGuest[]>] [<CommonParameters>]
Update-Tools [-NoReboot] [[-VM] <VirtualMachine[]>] [[-Server] <VIServer[]>] [<CommonParameters>]

Related Commands

Online version
Mount-Tools
Dismount-Tools

Detailed Description

Upgrades the VMware Tools on the specified virtual machine guest OS. VMware Tools must be installed prior to updating it. After VMware Tools is updated, the virtual machine is restarted unless the NoReboot parameter is specified.

Parameters

NameDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
NoRebootIndicate that you don't want to reboot the system after updating VMware Tools. This parameter is supported only for Windows operating systems. NoReboot passes the following set of options to the VMware Tools installer on the guest OS:

/s /v"/qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress?

However, the virtual machine might still reboot after updating VMware Tools, depending on the currently installed VMware Tools version, the VMware Tools version to which you want to upgrade, and the vCenter Center/ESX versions.
falsefalse
GuestSpecify the guest operating systems on which you want to update the VMware Tools.falsetrue (ByValue)
VMProvide a list of the virtual machines whose VMware Tools you want to upgrade.falsetrue (ByValue)
ServerWhen virtual machine names are specified, this parameter indicates the servers which to search for the given names. If specific value is not specified, search is performed on the default server.falsefalse

Return Type

None

Notes

On non-Windows operating systems, Update-Tools might not be able to perform automatic upgrade of VMware Tools. In such cases, the cmdlet only mounts t he VMware Tools installation drive and you must do the upgrade manually.

Examples

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Update-Tools VM

Updates the VMware Tools on the specified virtual machine. The virtual machine must be powered on.

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Get-VMGuest VM | Update-Tools

Updates the VMware Tools on the virtual machine specified by its guest operating system. The virtual machine must be powered on.


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