VMware Tools 10.3.2 Released

Last week VMware pulled VMware Tools 10.3.0 because of a potential PSOD issue when using the VMXNET3 driver, you can see the KB here: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/57796

Today VMware released VMware Tools 10.3.2, that fixes this problem.

What's new:

  • VMware Tools 10.3.2 supports the following guest operating systems:
    • windows.iso supports Windows Vista and later. 
      • VMware Tools 10.3.0 depends on and ships Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable version 14.0. While preparing the system for VMware Tools 10.3.0 installation, Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable is installed on the system as a prerequisite. Installing or upgrading to VMware Tools 10.3.0 is not supported for Windows versions that do not meet the prerequisites and customers should continue to use VMware Tools 10.2.x or older until they can patch or update Windows OS to meet the prerequisites for VMware Tools 10.3.0. 
      • Windows OS level prerequisites
        • Windows Server 2016
        • Windows 10
        • Windows Server 2012 R2
        • Windows 8.1
        • Windows Server 2012
        • Windows 8
        • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
        • Windows 7 SP1
        • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
        • Windows Vista SP2
        • Windows Server 2012 R2 with Microsoft update KB2919355
        • Windows 8.1 with Microsoft update  KB2919355
    • 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.
  • Integration of VMware AppDefense with VMware Tools: VMware Tools installation includes the VMware AppDefense, a security management, and monitoring solution. This data center security solution is based on application control, detection, and response. For more information, see the VMware Tools User Guide.
  • Changes in the OpenGL driver: OpenGL driver has been updated for bug fixes and performance improvements
    • Vertex buffer object (VBO) optimization
    • Display list drawing optimization
  • VMware Tools lifecycle using driver update from Windows Update server: This integration will allow you to update the PVSCSI driver during a Windows update. This feature supports PVSCSI for Windows Server 2016 only.
  • Shared folders: FUSE-based Shared Folders client which is used as a replacement for the kernel mode client supports Linux distributions with kernel version 3.10 and later.
  • VMware Tools user space compiler upgrade: Compiler for VMware Tools 10.3.0 for Windows has been upgraded to Microsoft Visual Studio 2015.

See the full release notes here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Tools/10.3/rn/vmware-tools-1032-release-notes.html

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    1. look at the KB https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/57796 is says:

       

      Due to the severity of issues identified in the VMXNET3 driver released with VMware Tools 10.3.0, VMware has recalled this release and it is no longer available for download.

      Action is required if you have deployed VMware Tools 10.3.0 and all of the following are true:

      • vSphere ESXi 6.5 hosts
      • VM Hardware Version 13
      • Windows 8/Windows Server 2012 or higher guest OS

      If this is the case, then VMware recommends upgrading to VMware Tools 10.3.2 immediately.
      If the above criteria are not met, VMware recommends upgrading to VMware Tools 10.3.2 during routine maintenance.

       

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