Updating virtual machine tools and hardware with Update Manager
Update Manager is available for all VMware vSphere customers that also run vCenter. It is a separate install on a Windows server that allows administrators to patch and upgrade ESXi-hosts but also to update virtual machines to the latest version of the VMware Tools and new virtual hardware. In this article I focus on these last two features.
Note: As a prerequisite for this article you need to have vCenter Server and Update Manager already installed.