Created attachment 186059 [details]
SHOWVER option patch
When the ESXi host is 5.5, the guest operating system will be displayed as "Other (32-bit)".
In order to avoid this problem, OS version detection can be specified by OPTIONS.
The default is enabled.
VMware ESXi 5.5
% uname -rm
Could you please upload the .vmx file for the VM used for in you example
Created attachment 186104 [details]
Thank you for your comment.
I uploaded a .vmx file.
Will it be helpful?
I think that this bug can be closed as fixed. The provided patch or something very, very similar was part of the open-vm-tools 10.1.10 release in the 2017Q3 branch.
Can you confirm the fix with open-vm-tools 10.1.10_4 or later?