Today I found two ways to avoid rebooting a virtual machine when updating its vmware tool. This helps me to save time when I do not have to coordinate time with the owner of the servers.
- Using Advanced Option
After click on the Install/Upgrade Tools, enter the following command to suppress the reboot.
/S /v/qn ADDLOCAL=ALL REBOOT=ReallySuppress
2. Using PowerCLI
To use this option, you will have to install PowerCLI from vmware website. The current version is 5.5 and the link is here: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=PCLI550&productId=352
After install PowerCLI, you can start it from the Start Menu.
The first step is to connect to your vCenter Server system.
Then you can start updating the vmtool on a machine by running this command.
get-vm “vmname” | update-tools -noreboot
Hope this is helpful for you.