VMWare Tools 11.2.5 – Anyone having issues with the vmxNet3 updates?

I’ve been trying to update our VMs tools, mainly 11.2.0 > 11.2.5 (Mix of 2012 R2 / 2016 VMs)

In the past I’ve had no real issues with these upgrades, I usually just carry them out over a few weeks and nobody notices a thing (I dodge the VMs that require a restart until I get chance to obtain downtime for those)

But the 11.2.5 update has caused me a few headaches on several VMs, they only drop a couple of packets during the vmxNet3 driver update but afterwards even though the server is pinging fine, IP configuration set as before some vendor applications just seem to get shaken by the NIC update and have required a full restart to get things up and running again as they should

I’m just curious as I’ve done about 10 tools upgrades in the past on the same VMs and nobody has reported a thing, but this time round is a different story! I could set them to ‘install on restart’ but I tried that option on a test VM and it looked to have started all the Windows services before kicking off the upgrade so we would probably be in the same boat just at 4AM in the morning or whenever when nobody is around apart from the on call!

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