Update VMware Tools

As with any VM, it is important to ensure VMware Tools are current and operating correctly. SoftNAS ships with the latest version of VMware Tools already installed, but it is a recommended best practice to ensure the VMware Tools are installed and compatible.

SoftNAS makes use of the vmxnet 3 network driver to support 10 GbE virtual NICs, support which is provided by drivers that come with VMware Tools. These drivers are compatible across all ESXI 5.x versions.

To update VMware Tools on Linux, log in as root using the default password of Pass4W0rd, and follow VMware's Instructions.

Buurst recommends automatic kernel rebuilds so that VMware Tools remains compatible with future kernel updates.