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Old 11-11-2010, 02:29 AM   #1
athreyavc
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How to check vmware tools version on ubuntu hardy?


Hi All,

We have installed vmware tools (open-vm-tools) on Ubuntu Hardy which is comaptible with the ESX 4.1. The packages are installed adding a repo

deb http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/4.1latest/ubuntu hardy main restricted

The Ubuntu VM is presently running on ESX 3.5, we will soon upgrade it to 4.0

How can I confirm which version of vmware-tools is running on the Guest Ubuntu VM?

The idea here is when we upgrade to new ESX version, the vmtools must be intact.

Thanks and Regards,

Athreya
 
Old 11-11-2010, 06:48 PM   #2
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apt-cache policy vmware-tools
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:48 PM   #3
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Thank you for the answer.

It helped a lot. Infact googled for it and did not find much.

dpkg -l will provide the installed version, but people were not convinced with that.

I asked the VMware support the same, they answered with some lengthy comapatibity stuff.

Your answer was precise.

Thanks again,

Athreya
 
  


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