In this article, we will examine how to install VMware Tools on a Windows Guest machine running in VMware vSphere server.
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.
After you have set up the VM, run it and click Actions. Then click on Guest OS and then click on Install Tools.
Once the CD image has been added to the system, click Run setup64.exe.
Extracting the files for the setup.
At the VM Tools setup window, click Next.
Select Complete in the Choose Setup Type window and click the Next button.
Click the Install button to start the VM Tools setup for the virtual machine running in the server.
Wait while loading VM Tools.
Once you have successfully completed the VM Tools setup, click on the Finish button.
Click Yes to restart the virtual machine for the changes to take effect.
You can now use the Windows 10 Guest machine in full-screen mode.
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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