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Installing UVP VMTools


To enable images created using an ECS to support KVM virtualization, you need to install UVP VMTools on this ECS before using it to create images.

Run the following command to check whether the UVP VMTools is the latest:

C:\Program Files (x86)\virtio\bin\version

If the version is later than 2.5.0, UVP VMTools is available. Otherwise, you need to install UVP VMTools by referring to Installing UVP VMTools.


  • An EIP has been bound to the ECS.
  • You have downloaded the UVP VMTools installation package on the ECS. For how to obtain the installation package, see Obtaining Required Software Packages.
  • The ECS has at least 50 MB of disk space.
  • The old version of UVP VMTools has been uninstalled. Otherwise, the installation may fail.
  • Restart the ECS before installing UVP VMTools of the latest version.

Installing UVP VMTools

The following operations describe how to install UVP VMTools. vmtools-WIN2008R2-x64.exe extracted from vmtools-WIN2008R2-x64.zip is used as an example.

  1. Log in to the ECS using VNC.

    For how to log in to the ECS, see the Elastic Cloud Server User Guide.

  2. Download UVP VMTools matching the ECS OS listed in Obtaining Required Software Packages.
  3. Decompress the UVP Tools software package. This section uses vmtools-WIN2008R2-x64.exe extracted from vmtools-WIN2008R2-x64.zip as an example to describe how to decompress the UVP Tools software package.
  4. Right-click vmtools-WIN2008R2-x64.exe, select Run as administrator, and complete the installation as prompted.
  5. In the displayed dialog box, select I accept the terms in the License Agreement and click Install.
    Figure 1 Installing UVP VMTools

  6. Install UVP VMTools as prompted.
  7. Perform the following operations to install UVP VMTools (an ECS running Windows Server 2008 is used as an example):
    1. The Windows Security dialog box shown in Figure 2 may be displayed during installation. In the dialog box, select Always trust... and click Install. Otherwise, the installation will fail.
      Figure 2 Windows Security

    2. Click Finish.
  8. Perform the operations in Verifying the Installation to check whether UVP VMTools is successfully installed.

Verifying the Installation

Perform the following steps to verify the installation of UVP VMTools:

  1. Click Start. Choose Control Panel > Programs and Features.
  2. Locate UVP VMTools for Windows.
    If UVP VMTools for Windows exists, the installation is successful.
    Figure 3 Device manager information