How to Install VMware Tools on VMware ESXi

In this article, we will examine how to install VMware Tools on a Windows Guest machine running in VMware vSphere server.

How to Install VMware Tools on VMware ESXi 6.7U2/6.5

How to Build VMware Tools on vSphere ESXi 7.0

ESXi is a hardware virtualization system. You can install VMware ESXi on a physical server and run simultaneously multiple VMs on it.

To get more performance from Windows and Linux virtual machines that you install on vSphere server, you need to install VMware Tools.

You have already used VM Workstation before. VM Tools also setup in the virtual machines installed in the VM Workstation.

Installing the virtual machine tools on VMware Workstation or VMware ESXi is quite simple.

In our previous articles, we installed vSphere ESXi 6.7/6.5 with a VM Workstation virtualization program using a physical Laptop. And you can find our other ESXi articles from the links below.

In this article, we will discuss the steps to install VMware Tools for any VM installed on ESXi 6.7/6.5.

How to Setup VMware Tools for Virtual Machines on vSphere

To build it for any VM running on vSphere 6.7U2/6.5, follow the steps below in order.

   Step 1

After you have set up the VM, run it and click Actions. Then click on Guest OS and then click on Install Tools.

Install VMware Tools

   Step 2

Once the CD image has been added to the system, click Run setup64.exe.

Run setup64.exe

   Step 3

Extracting the files for the setup.

Preparing VM Tools for Installation

   Step 4

At the VM Tools setup window, click Next.

VM Tools Setup

   Step 5

Select Complete in the Choose Setup Type window and click the Next button.

Choose Setup Type

   Step 6

Click the Install button to start the VM Tools setup for the virtual machine running in the server.

Ready to intall VM Tools

   Step 7

Wait while loading VM Tools.

Installing Drivers

   Step 8

Once you have successfully completed the VM Tools setup, click on the Finish button.

Finish Wizard

   Step 9

Click Yes to restart the virtual machine for the changes to take effect.

Restart Virtual Machine

   Step 10

You can now use the Windows 10 Guest machine in full-screen mode.

Virtual Machine Full Screen

   Final Word

In this article, we have reviewed how to setup the virtual machine software for any VM running vSphere 6.7/6.5 in VM Workstation 14 Pro step by step. Thanks for following us!

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