VMware Tools 10.2.0 Released

VMware has released VMware Tools 10.2.0, this version has build in support for distribution thru Microsoft SCCM.

What's new:

  • Offline bundle with VMware Tools VIB: Offline bundles with VMware Tools VIB that can be installed on vSphere 5.5.x, 6.0.x and 6.5.x releases using vSphere Update Manager.
  • VMware Tools 10.2.0 supports the guest operating systems below:
    • windows.iso supports Windows Vista and later.
    • linux.iso supports Linux guest operating systems Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and later, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 and later, Ubuntu 10.04 and later. It also supports other distributions with glibc versions 2.5 and later.
    • darwin.iso supports Mac OS X versions 10.11 and later.
    • solaris.iso supports Solaris versions.
  • Improved lifecycle management of VMware Tools
    • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to distribute and update VMware Tools: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is used to manage the deployment of Windows applications across an enterprise and can be used to deploy VMware Tools. For more information, see Deploying VMware Tools using SCCM.
  • FreeBSD support: freebsd.iso is not available for VMware Tools 10.2.0 and later as it has been discontinued in favor of open-vm-tools. For more information, see Compatibility Notes section of this release notes.
  • ASLR support: Address space layout randomization support for VMware Tools
  • bug fixes

See the full release notes here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Tools/10.2/rn/vmware-tools-1020-release-notes.html

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