Below are some uses of vmTools
▪ Improve the read/write IO of the network port and disk of the virtual machine
- After installing the vmtools tool, the IO capability of the virtual machine to the virtual disk image can be
greatly improved, and reduce the performance loss of virtual machines accessing storage through the
▪ Report virtual machine information to the HCI platform, such as CPU, memory, IP address
and other information
- After the vmtools tool is installed, information such as CPU, memory, disk, and IP of the virtual machine
can be transmitted. For virtual machines without vmtool installed, the information displayed on the page is
mainly displayed on the virtual machine details page, which is not transmitted through the virtual machine,
but transmitted by qemu.
▪ Special optimization functions: hot add resource, network connectivity detection, etc
- After installing the vmtools tool, you can directly verify the communication between virtual machines or
between virtual machines and external networks on the virtual network page. Hot-adding of virtual machine
resources can only be supported after the vmtools tool is installed.