Manually Download VMware Tools ISO Image

(Last Updated On: May 1, 2017)

This post is to share the information about how to manually download  VMware tools ISO image for various Operating systems based on VMware vSphere versions including the latest version of vSphere such as vSphere 6.5 . VMware tools varies for each and every operating system. When we try to install or Upgrade VMware tools using vSphere client, It will automatically mount the associated VMware tools ISO into virtual CD ROM drive of your virtual machine based on the Guest Operating system of the virtual machine. If in case you face any problem with mounting VMware tools ISO image to the virtual machine using vSphere client, you can manually download  VMware tools ISO image from the VMware website and install it manually on the respective guest operating system.

 You can even download the complete list of VMware tools available for various operating systems and place it in your organization repository to be used by administrators. It will make your job easy. VMware tools helps to optimize the performance of your virtual machine using ESX/ESXi  hypervisor resource management mechanisms.

Manually Download VMware Tools ISO Image

Download VMware Tools from  packages.vmware.com. You can select the version of vSphere to download the VMware tools. I have Selected ESXi 6.5p01
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After selecting the ESX/ESXi version, It will allow us to select the Operating system to download VMware tools ISO image version for the respective operating system
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I have selected Windows in the above section and intern it will ask you to select either 32 bit or 64 bit of VMware tools version for the windows operating system.
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Choose either X64 or X86 based on your operating system of the Virtual Machine. It will allow  you to download VMware tools .exe file and also allow you to download VMware tools ISO image.
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That’s it. You are done with the manual download of VMware tools ISO image for your guest operating system. I hope this post is informative for you. Thanks for Reading !!!