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Can we install VM ware tools on Linux VMs with out down time

 
Senthil_N
Advisor

Can we install VM ware tools on Linux VMs with out down time

Hi All,

 

 

 

Can we install VM ware tools on Linux VMs with out down time?

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Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: Can we install VM ware tools on Linux VMs with out down time

With some (generally newer) versions of some Linux distributions and VMware tools, yes.

 

(If the Linux distribution already includes the appropriate VMware guest drivers for storage and networking, then the installation of VMware Tools does not need to stop any subsystems. With older versions, you might have to ifdown+ifup the network interface(s) on the VM after the installation of VMware Tools, which will cause a short break in network connections.)

MK