VMware Tools Bundling Changes in ESXi 6.5


In ESXi 6.5, only a subset of VMware Tools ISO images are bundled with the ESXi 6.5 host by default.

The following VMware Tools ISO images are bundled with ESXi:

  • windows.iso: 

VMware Tools image for Windows Vista or higher 

  • linux.iso: 

VMware Tools image for Linux OS with glibc 2.5 or higher (for example, RHEL 5 or later, SLES 11 or later, Ubuntu 10.04 or later) 

  • winPreVista.iso: 

VMware Tools image for Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 2003 

The following additional VMware Tools ISO images are available for download from My VMware:

  • solaris.iso: 
VMware Tools image for Solaris 
  • freebsd.iso: 
VMware Tools image for FreeBSD
  • winPre2k.iso: 
VMware Tools image for pre Windows 2000
  • linuxPreGlibc25.iso: 
VMware Tools image for Linux OS with glibc less than 2.5
  • darwin.iso: 
VMware Tools image for OS X 10.11 or later
  • darwinPre15.iso: 
VMware Tools image for Pre-OS X 10.11
  • netware.iso: 
VMware Tools image for Netware

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