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VMware Tools 11.0.6 compatibility with vSphere


VMware tool version 11 added features such as.

VMware Tools 11.0.6

VMware tools have separate release cycle from that of vSphere since version 10. With mention to that, VMware Tools 11.0.6 update adds VMware tools with a new key/certificate pair for signing VMware tools ISO files. The old signing key/certificate is expired in the month of December 2019.

In case you download the VMware tools 11.0.6 from VMware download portal, and install on ESXi hosts that are pre 6.5 U2 version, you will not be able to install or upgrade the VMware Tools service in virtual machines using the existing UI.

To fix this issue, either upgrade the ESXi hosts to version 6.5 U2 or later, else manual VMware tools installation/upgrade is required inside guest OS.

vSphere 7

In vSphere 7, a subset of VMware Tools 11.0.5, VMware Tools 10.3.21, and VMware Tools 10.3.10 ISO images are bundled as.

With update to VMware tools 11.0.6, supported guest OS list is as below.

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