VMware Tools for XPenology running on ESXi

In order to improve performance and add support for automatic startup/shutdown of your virtual machine you’ll need to install the VMware tools package.
While there (of cause) is no officially supported version of VMware Tools for XPenology, @sancome has fortunately been so kind to compile a working Synology package. The package is based on the open-vm-tools code, but works similar to the official toolkit.

VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machines guest operating system and improves management of the virtual machine. Without VMware Tools installed in your guest operating system, guest performance lacks important functionality.

I’m running it without any issues on my XPenology server so if you’re interested you can download it from his Dropbox account here:

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Instructions on how to install in Expenology VM?
– Thanks

Benjamin Krause

Benjamin Krause


I’ll make a video on it when I’m back home after Christmas. Short explained: Download the file by clicking the green button above. Then login to DSM, open Package Manager and do a manual install by specifying the package. Hope that helps. 🙂



Hi Benjamin
I tried to compile the latest open-vm-tools 103.10 by myself by using the Synology Package Creation Tool with an Ubuntu system for x86 apollolake architecture but I had no success. I was at the point when it successfully created a package after a lot of struggle and I thought that was it but the package itself was empty and I did not found out why. My knowledge is too limited I guess but I am really willing to learn.
Any chance you would help me out with this? Maybe you already have a step-by-step instruction what to do?
Thanks a lot in advance.

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