We are planning to install a VMware Tools RPM package on 50+ virtual machines running RHEL.
- Does the version of VMware Tools matter? The standard documented method to install VMware Tools is using the perl script.
- Is it better to install a package matching the host version or just the latest version of VMware Tools?
- Does using RPM to install VMWare Tools have disadvantages?
- Do I have to do something to VMWare Tools after I update the ESX hosts to 5.1 and the virtual machine to a newer hardware version?
I wonder which one of these I should use: