If you pick the automatic installation it will update VMware-Tools and then restart Windows.The interactive installation will mount an iso containing the VMware-Tools installed in the CD/DVD drive of your VM and allow you to run the installer yourself, but will still require a reboot.ESXi replaces Service Console (a rudimentary operating system) with a more closely integrated OS.ESX/ESXi is the primary component in the VMware Infrastructure software suite.If you prefer to manually install VMware-Tools, follow these steps: 1.) Remove old VMware-Tools: rpm -e VMware Tools If that command fails, you probably have installed your VMware-Tools via tar package.VMware ESXi (formerly ESX) is an enterprise-class, type-1 hypervisor developed by VMware for deploying and serving virtual computers.
An ESX system starts a Linux kernel first, but it loads vmkernel (also described by VMware as a kernel), which according to VMware 'wraps around' the linux kernel, and which (according to VMware Inc) does not derive from Linux.
Using the VI client, you can right-click on your VM and select "Install/Upgrade VMware Tools".
You will be prompted to select an interactive or automatic installation.
With the release of VMware v Center 6.5 Update 1 also comes VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 1 and just like v Center there are a number of changes, updates, and fixes for ESXi as well in 6.5 Update 1 – you can see the release notes here.
Yesterday I made a post on how to upgrade VMware VCSA 6.5 to 6.5 Update 1.