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Windows VM Tools Best Practices Reboot?


Jan Rasche

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Hi Community,

 

What is the best practice to update the VM Tools on Windows machines? Do this Windows VMs need a reboot after updating the tools?

The installer did not ask for any reboot.

In the documentation also no word about a reboot under windows. Only that XenCenter will post a hint, if this would be needed.
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xencenter/current-release/vms-installtools.html

So I did not reboot.
After a colleague later installling Windows Updates in this 2016 Server machines network was dead after reboot.

 

(We use Citrix Hypervisor Current Edition 8.0 with Standard License.)

 

Thanks, Jan

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Thats kind of odd that you weren't prompted for a restart, the upgrade of the network drivers

will require one if they were upgraded. It could be that you already had the latest network

dirvers via windows updates, but yea, I always see a restart after installing the management

agent I assume you are installing the latest 7.1.0.1396 ?

 

--Alan--

 

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