|ESXi 5.1 missing VMWare Tools||Wednesday 12th December 2012|
I tried updating my VMWare Tools on an ESXi guest, and no joy:|
An error occurred while trying to access image file "/usr/lib/vmware/isoimages/windows.iso" needed to install VMware Tools: 0 (No such file or directory).
So naturally I went investigating the aforementioned location - which didn't exist. A bit more rummaging and it appears that this is the old place for storing them. Newer versions of ESXi uses /vmimages/tools-isoimages
To keep things more confusing this is a symbolic link, to /productLocker/vmtools
Which, naturally, didn't exist.
In fact, productLocker is also a symbolic link, to /locker/packages/5.1.0, which - you guessed it, didn't exist. So time for a hunt:
find / -name *.iso
This found all the isos in /vmfs/volumes/4f4d0bc9-35f538d3-080e-000c2925d5b9/packages/5.1.0
Replacing the productLocker link to the new location and everything springs into life.
ln -sf /vmfs/volumes/4f4d0bc9-35f538d3-080e-000c2925d5b9/packages/5.1.0 productLocker