Benefits of updating vmware tools
Licenses will be upgraded to the new version according to these rules: The system deactivates your current license for you.The new licenses are delivered in the same folder as the original license key.It also significantly simplifies the v Center Server topology through v Center with embedded platform services controller in enhanced linked mode, enabling customers to link multiple v Centers and have seamless visibility across the environment without the need for an external platform services controller or load balancers.v Sphere 6.7 Update 1 release also delivers the v Center Server Converge Tool that will help customers migrate their topology from v Center Server with External PSC into v Center Server with Embedded PSC, so customers can benefit from a simplified architecture with the same performance.
See the v Sphere Upgrade Guide for more information.Upgrades to v Center Server 6.7 are supported from v Center Server 6.0 and above.A migration tool is also available to convert your deployment from v Center Server for Windows to the v Center Server Appliance (VCSA).In most cases, upgrades to a virtual-machine compatibility version is required only when introducing new capabilities.
VMware Tools should be updated as needed to benefit from security and reliability patches.
Some key new capabilities of v Sphere 6.7 Update 1 include: v Sphere 5.5 End of General Support Reminder If you are running v Sphere 5.5, please be advised that End of General Support (EOGS) for v Sphere 5.5 occurred on September 19, 2018. The upgrade of your environment to VMware v Sphere 6.7 is performed in a phased manner.