-- Error: "ValidateCredentialsInGuest The guest operations agent is out of date."

SUMMARY

Error executing application tests when source ESX has a different version than target ESX.

ISSUE

Due to different VMware tools version (for instance ESX4 and ESX5), executing testing scripts in the replicated VM ReliableDR could fail showing this error:

ValidateCredentialsInGuest: The guest operations agent is out of date.
 

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To fix this problem, it is necessary to install in the original VM  the latest VMware tools version, that  can be downloaded from:

 

 
 
Once the package is downloaded, it is necessary to install the vmware tools in the virtual machine

 

First, connect the ISO file to the VM CD/DVD device:

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Mount the ISO file on the DVD drive, autorun will open a wizard to install the VMware tools.
 
After installation restart the VM. On subsequent jobs  the testing script will work.

 

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