Personally, I would said VMware Tools upgrade on Linux is not as easy as Microsoft Windows virtual machine. Every time VMware Tools upgrade must give me some problem especially on SuSE Linux virtual machine. Anyway this article is not discuss about VMware Tools upgrade and I’m focus on “How to check VMware tools version on Linux using CLI

Option 1:
# grep buildNr /usr/bin/
my $buildNr;
$buildNr = '3.5.0 build-143128';
return remove_whitespaces($buildNr);

Option 2:
# -h
VMware Tools 3.5.0 build-143128 for Linux

Option 3:
# rpm -qa|grep VM

Note: Only apply to RPM installed

Enjoy and I hope this is useful!