Downloads:

322,113

Downloads of v 11.2.5.17337674:

17,556

Last Update:

12 Jan 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • VMware
  • Inc

Tags:

vmware vsphere esxi tools

VMWare Tools for Windows (Install)

11.2.5.17337674 | Updated: 12 Jan 2021

Downloads:

322,113

Downloads of v 11.2.5.17337674:

17,556

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • VMware
  • Inc

VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 11.2.5.17337674

This Package Contains an Exempted Check

1 Test Passing and 1 Exempted Test


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Exempt:

This can not be tested using the Chocolatey testing environment as this package will only install on a VMware VSphere host.

To install VMWare Tools for Windows (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade VMWare Tools for Windows (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall VMWare Tools for Windows (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade vmware-tools -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade vmware-tools -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure vmware-tools installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: vmware-tools
    state: present
    version: 11.2.5.17337674
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...


chocolatey_package 'vmware-tools' do
  action    :install
  version  '11.2.5.17337674'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: vmware-tools,
    Version: 11.2.5.17337674,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller vmware-tools
{
   Name     = 'vmware-tools'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '11.2.5.17337674'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'vmware-tools':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '11.2.5.17337674',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install vmware-tools version="11.2.5.17337674" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 12 Jan 2021.

Description


choco://vmware-tools

To use choco:// protocol URLs, install (unofficial) choco:// Protocol support


Package Parameters

  • /ALL - Performs a Complete Install of VMware Tools (Optional)
    Example: choco install vmware-tools --params "/ALL"

Overview of VMware Tools

VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machines guest operating system and improves management of the virtual machine. Without VMware Tools installed in your guest operating system, guest performance lacks important functionality. Installing VMware Tools eliminates or improves these issues:

  • Low video resolution
  • Inadequate color depth
  • Incorrect display of network speed
  • Restricted movement of the mouse
  • Inability to copy and paste and drag-and-drop files
  • Missing sound
  • Provides the ability to take quiesced snapshots of the guest OS
  • Synchronizes the time in the guest operating system with the time on the host

VMware Tools includes these components:

  • VMware Tools service
  • VMware device drivers
  • VMware user process
  • VMware Tools control panel

PACKAGE NOTES


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tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1
# https://packages.vmware.com/tools/releases

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName           = 'vmware-tools'
$toolsDir              = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url                   = 'https://packages.vmware.com/tools/releases/11.2.5/windows/x86/VMware-tools-11.2.5-17337674-i386.exe'
$checksum              = '4574457C1D8B45C29C4890B736644D49CC0FC544BCEC653ADEFFF6AADCA67F7B'
$url64                 = 'https://packages.vmware.com/tools/releases/11.2.5/windows/x64/VMware-tools-11.2.5-17337674-x86_64.exe'
$checksum64            = '647AF568B8A45FD79DB3717186B4F7037ACA2990F74E641C3F50B107829F96E3'
$pp                    = Get-PackageParameters

if ( $pp.ALL ) {
        Write-Host "`nPerforming a Complete installation of VMware Tools...`n" -ForegroundColor Yellow
        
        $packageArgs = @{
          packageName    = $packageName
          fileType       = 'EXE'
          url            = $url
          url64bit       = $url64
          validExitCodes = @(0, 3010)
          silentArgs     = '/S /v /qn REBOOT=R ADDLOCAL=ALL'
          softwareName   = 'VMware Tools'
          checksum       = $checksum 
          checksumType   = 'sha256' 
          checksum64     = $checksum64
          checksumType64 = 'sha256'
        }

        Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} else {
        Write-Host "`nPerforming a Typical installation of VMware Tools...`n" -ForegroundColor Yellow
        
        $packageArgs = @{
          packageName    = $packageName
          fileType       = 'EXE'
          url            = $url
          url64bit       = $url64
          validExitCodes = @(0, 3010)
          silentArgs     = '/S /v /qn REBOOT=R'
          softwareName   = 'VMware Tools'
          checksum       = $checksum 
          checksumType   = 'sha256' 
          checksum64     = $checksum64
          checksumType64 = 'sha256'
        }

        Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
}

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 11.2.1.17243207 1197 Monday, January 11, 2021 Approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 11.2.0.16938113 15915 Thursday, October 22, 2020 Approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 11.1.5.16724464 24905 Thursday, August 27, 2020 Approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 11.1.1.16303738 8217 Thursday, July 16, 2020 Approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 11.1.0.16036546 14102 Monday, May 11, 2020 Approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 11.0.6.15940789 2089 Thursday, April 30, 2020 Approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 11.0.5.15389592 85368 Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 11.0.1.14773994 42593 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 11.0.0.14549434 9925 Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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