Adding Async VMware Tools versions to Update Manager

Why aren’t VMware Tools at the right version on patched hosts? A customer called with a question about updating VMware Tools as part of a recent security patch (https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2019-0009.html).    The patch resolves an address out-of-bounds vulnerability in VMware Tools that was present in certain versions of the software (10.2.x and…

VMware Tools 10.3.2 is available

On September 12, 2018, VMware released VMware Tools 10.3.2.    This release includes a number of updates and fixes, and is also the replacement for the 10.3 release that had issues with the VMXNET3 driver.  A brief summary of the fixes include: AppDefense integration Bug fixes and performance enhancements in the…

VMware Tools 10.3 Recall and Workaround

VMware has published a KB article recommending that customers not install VMware Tools 10.3.  This release has been recalled and is no longer available. In certain configurations, the VMXNET3 driver in VMware Tools 10.3 can result in guest network connectivity issues or Purple Diagnostic Screens.  The configuration set involved includes:…