Equivalent of VMWare Tools

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Equivalent of VMWare Tools

Post by MichaelAsg » Sun May 14, 2017 10:22 pm

I have a Virtualization Station 3.0 (latest version) running on a TS-463U-RP. Runs a bit slow. I was wondering if there are a set of equivalent "tools" for the QNAP, as they are for VMWare solutions, meant to significantly improve interface performance.

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Re: Equivalent of VMWare Tools

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Re: Equivalent of VMWare Tools

Post by MichaelAsg » Sun May 14, 2017 11:38 pm

thanks!

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Re: Equivalent of VMWare Tools

Post by Godrick » Sun May 28, 2017 1:49 am

No one seems to know whether the latest Fedora drivers work with Qnap or whether the qnap drivers, which are several years old, include some special sauce that the new Fedora drivers don't have.

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Re: Equivalent of VMWare Tools

Post by Trexx » Sun May 28, 2017 10:23 am

Godrick wrote:No one seems to know whether the latest Fedora drivers work with Qnap or whether the qnap drivers, which are several years old, include some special sauce that the new Fedora drivers don't have.


Latest versions work just fine with VS 3.x. The ONLY exception is the QXL driver. Use the one included with the Guest Tools in VS. All other drivers you can upgrade with the latest VirtIO drivers.
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Re: Equivalent of VMWare Tools

Post by Godrick » Sun May 28, 2017 6:36 pm

Thanks. Are there any noticeable advantages to doing this? Should I use latest or stable?

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Re: Equivalent of VMWare Tools

Post by Trexx » Mon May 29, 2017 4:52 am

Godrick wrote:Thanks. Are there any noticeable advantages to doing this? Should I use latest or stable?


I typically use the latest. For some things like win10/2016 I don't think you have a choice. Not sure you will see huge perf differences, but check the change logs for differences/fixes.


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Model: TS-877-1600 FW: 4.4.1.x
QTier (HDD): [RAID-5] 6 x 3TB HGST DeskStar NAS QTier (SSD): [RAID-1] 2 x 1TB WD Blue m.2's
(SSD): [RAID-1] 2 x 500GB Evo 860
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB DDR4-2666
GPU: EVGA GTX 1060, ACX 2.0(1 Fan), 6GB
UPS: CyberPower AVR1350 Ext. Backup: USB 3.0 Seagate 5TB
Media Boxes: Nvidia ShieldTV Pro, AppleTV 4k, Various Roku's

Model: TVS-673 32GB FW: 4.4.1.x Test/Backup Box
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAS RAID Rebuild Times | Live QTS Videos | | QNAP NAS Guide | Information needed when you ask for HELP | QNAP Links, Tutorials, etc.
2018 Plex NAS Compatibility Guide | QNAP Plex FAQ | Moogle's QNAP Faq

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Re: Equivalent of VMWare Tools

Post by Godrick » Mon May 29, 2017 8:20 am

OK. Thanks. I was just asking as the version of QEMU that VS3 uses is a couple of years old. The older drivers seem to work OK with the new OSs (other than Guest Agent, which doesn't seem to do anything).

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