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Installing the Guest OS Driver on a Windows ECS

Scenarios

A Guest OS driver must be installed on each Windows ECS to ensure that ECSs can run properly. For Xen-based ECSs, the Guest OS driver is a PV driver. For KVM-based ECSs, the Guest OS driver is called UVP VMTools. Before creating a private image using an image file on the cloud platform, you need to install the Guest OS driver provided by the platform. If an ECS has no Guest OS driver installed, its performance will deteriorate, and some functions will be unavailable.

You can download the Guest OS driver installation package and upload the package to the ECS using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). You can also download the Guest OS driver installation package from the ECS.

This section describes how to upload the Guest OS driver package and install the Guest OS driver on a Windows ECS.

Prerequisites

  • The IP address assignment mode of the ECS has been set to DHCP.
  • The RDP protocol has been enabled on the ECS.
  • Cloudbase-Init has been installed and configured.

Procedure

  1. To ensure that the Guest OS driver can be installed correctly on the ECS, uninstall third-party virtualization platform tools, such as Citrix Xen Tools and VMware Tools. For how to uninstall the tools provided by the third-party virtualization platform, see the corresponding documents of the cloud platform.
  2. Install the PV driver.

    For details, see Installing the PV Driver.

  3. Install UVP VMTools.

    For details, see Installing UVP VMTools.