An announcement we made during our repeat session “INF5123 – Managing vSphere Deployments and Upgrades – Part 2” at VMworld last week, was that VMware Tools 10.0.0 was released and is available for download in MyVMware.

Wait… I thought VMware tools only shipped with each ESXi build…?

Good news. We have decided that there isn’t any specific reason that VMware Tools builds should be tied to vSphere releases/ESXi builds. Rather, when our engineering teams are ready with key features/updates, we should have the ability to get those benefits out to our customers as quickly as possible.

As of September 3, 2015 we now are releasing VMware tools outside of the vSphere releases, you can download the latest version HERE:


But that’s not all!

Not only are we making VMware Tools available in this manner, we are now also including release notes specific to VMware Tools. This will allow you to see what’s new in each release, along with compatibility, installation/upgrade information, and more.


To view the VMware Tools 10.0.0 Release Notes, click HERE:

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Brian Graf

Brian Graf is a well-known VMware evangelist in the IT community. Over the past 5 years, Brian has done Technical Marketing for PowerCLI Automation and ESXi Lifecycle, Product Management of vCenter Distributed Resource Management features (DRS & HA), and is currently working as a Technical Marketing Manager for VMware Cloud on AWS. Brian is a co-author of the PowerCLI Deep Dive 2nd edition book. He has helped develop VMware certification courses and exams and presents around the world at VMware User Conferences, AWS Summits, Interop, as well as other industry Conferences. Brian is also a Microsoft MVP.