Suppress Reboot When Updating VMware Tools

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.

  1. 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:

After install PowerCLI, you can start it from the Start Menu.

The first step is to connect to your vCenter Server system.

connect-viserver “servername”

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.


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