the update is a normal package update - nothing super-special.
But from your logs I see an issue on your system.
On 2018-05-17 07:00:08 there was a full "apt-get dist-upgrade -y".
This is what - among other updates - pulled in the newer open-vm-tools.
But this not only asked you for modifications of conffiles which are:
a) meant to be auto-generated
b) if changed it will ask you on updates if you want/need to keep your content
To be sure I tried a base Xenial install with these files unchanged - it
upgrades without asking me to the new version of open-vm-tools.
Your system lists these files as modified on: 2017-03-10T09:27
Maybe that helps to find what/why they were changed in the first place.
With those files modified DPDK has no choice (unless you force it with
e.g. --force-confnew see man dpkg) but to ask you about how to handle
Even worse, if this would not have stopped there you'd still have a failed
Your system lists also plenty of files deleted
This would have broken a restart of the associated services which has to happen
on an upgrade.
So chances are high this would have hit you right after.
If you don't want open-vm-tools you can just remove it fully through "apt
If you need it then I'd ask you to configure it so that it can work, only then
it can properly upgrade.
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package open-vm-tools 2:10.2.0-3~ubuntu0.16.04.1 failed to
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