VMware Tools 10.3.2 Now Available

New bundled VMXNET3 driver corrects PSOD crash issue.

As mentioned in a recent post, a problem in the tools 10.3.0 bundled VMXNET3 driver could cause host PSODs and connectivity issues. As of September 12th, VMware Tools 10.3.2 is now available, which corrects this issue.

The problematic driver was version 1.8.3.0 in tools 10.3.0. According to the release notes, it has been replaced with version 1.8.3.1. In addition to this fix, there are four resolved issues listed as well.

VMware mentions the following in the 10.3.2 release notes:

Note: VMware Tools 10.3.0 is deprecated due to a VMXNET3 driver related issue. For more information, see KB 57796. Install VMware Tools 10.3.2, or VMware Tools 10.2.5 or an earlier version of VMware Tools.”

Kudos to the VMware engineering teams for getting 10.3.2 released so quickly after the discovery of the problem!

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7 thoughts on “VMware Tools 10.3.2 Now Available”

  1. Do you know if the New Features/ fixlist sections of the 10.3.2 Release Notes includes all items in the same sections of the recalled 10.3.0 Release Notes? Otherwise we’re just looking at New Features and items that were fixed from 10.3.0 to 10.3.2 😉 The 10.3.0 Release notes appear to no longer be publicly available and it would be nice to see the complete New Features / fixlist of changes from VMTools 10.2.5 through 10.3.2.

    1. Hi Patrick,

      Good question. I’m pretty sure that the list of fixed issues in 10.3.2 will match what was in 10.3.0 – with the exception of the newer VMXNET3 driver. I’ll try to confirm this.

      1. Nike – were you able to look into this? I created a ticket with VMware support but I’m having an exceptionally hard time getting them to understand what I am asking for. I re-phrased it as such but I’m just getting no results: “Let’s say that the VMTools 10.2.5 Release Notes lists three fixes: Fix A, Fix B, and Fix C. Now let’s say that VMTools 10.3.0 Release Notes lists three new fixes: Fix D, Fix E, and Fix F. And finally the latest VMTools Release Notes 10.3.2 lists three newer fixes for the 10.3.2 version, Fix G, Fix H, and Fix I. Now of course version 10.3.2 includes all the actual code fixes released in all prior versions of VMTools, but the *Release Notes* for 10.3.2 only shows the fixes that occurred between the immediately prior release of VMTools (in this case 10.3.0) and 10.3.2, it does NOT show a cumulative list of all fixes from all prior versions.

        What I want to see are all the fixes that were listed in the 10.3.0 Release Notes. In my scenario above, where can I see what Fix D, Fix E, and Fix F were, since the document that lists them in detail (the 10.3.0 Release Notes ) is no longer publicly available? The 10.2.5 and 10.3.2 Release Notes will only show fixes A, B, C, G, H, and I, but not fixes D, E, and F from the recalled version, even though the code for those prior fixes is cumulatively included in VMTools 10.3.2.

      2. Hi Patrick, I’ll try to speak to the docs team today. This is definitely a problem and needs to be addressed.

    2. According to our documentation team, all of the known and fixed issues that were present in the 10.3.0 release notes have been carried over to the 10.3.2 release notes. This makes sense given that 10.3.0 and its associated documentation is no longer available. I’m just trying to double check that nothing was missed as I thought I remembered there being more than four fixed issues in 10.3.0.

      Thanks,
      Mike

      1. Yep, looks like they were able to confirm that everything from 10.3.0 is included in the 10.3.2 release notes. Hope this helps!

      2. Thanks for tracking this down Mike – there being only four listed fixes in the 10.3.2 release notes was also what started me thinking that maybe something was amiss – but I’m glad to hear that the 10.3.2 documentation is complete and includes everything since 10.2.5.

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