During upgrade installation VMware Tools I received this warning message:
vix error code = 21009
This issue occurs because, for security purposes, updating VMware Tools from within the guest is disabled by default.
- Shut down the virtual machine, if it is running.
- Open the datastore browser and navigate to the virtual machine directory.
- Using the GUI option, download the
.vmxto your local desktop.
- Create a backup of the .vmx on your local workstation.
- Open the
.vmxfile using a text editor and add this line to the end of the file: