You can upgrade VMware Tools on multiple virtual machines by using the Virtual Machines tab.

Create backups or snapshots of the virtual machines. See the vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide.

1

Start the vSphere Client and log in to the vCenter Server.

2

Select Inventory > Hosts and Clusters.

3

Select the host or cluster that contains the virtual machines to upgrade.

4

Click the Virtual Machines tab.

5

Select the virtual machines to upgrade and power them on.

6

Right-click your selections, select Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools and click OK.

7

For Linux guest operating systems, execute the following commands to restore the network:

/etc/init.d/network stop
rmmod vmxnet
modprobe vmxnet
/etc/init.d/network start

The VMware Tools label on the Summary tab changes to OK.

(Recommended) Upgrade the virtual machine hardware to version 7. See Upgrade Virtual Hardware on Multiple Virtual Machines.