I'm trying to find a generic way of checking, in the guest operating system of a virtual machine, if the VMware Tools are out of date.
The best way I have found so far has been to check the output of "vmware-toolbox-cmd -v", and to compare it to the expected version number. For example:
if [ "`vmware-toolbox-cmd -v`" = "126.96.36.19974 (build-975338)" ] then echo "The vmware tools are OK" else echo "The vmware tools are out of date" ... ... fi
But the version number changes with time, so I would need to update the script every time, on every virtual machine. Or maybe I could read the "expected version number" from some shared resource, with wget or curl.
Can you help me find a better way ?