Linux get vmware tools version

$( { find /sbin /usr/sbin /usr/local/bin /bin /usr/bin -name 'vmtoolsd'; echo /bin/true; } | head -n1 ) -v

Regardless of deployment method (RHEL6 by inserting the virtual disc, or RHEL7 rpm for open-vm-tools), this should work for you.

Update on 2019-08-20

And from PowerCLI:

get-vm | % { get-view $_.id } | select Name, @{ Name="ToolsVersion"; Expression={$_.config.tools.toolsVersion}},@{ Name="ToolStatus"; Expression={$_.Guest.ToolsVersionStatus}}

References

  1. Original research
  2. Powercli – How to get Vmware tools version – Virtual Me

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