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How to move from vmware ESXi 5.5 to Hyper-V 2012 R2 on same hardware?

I have Vmware ESXi 5.5 Update 1 with two disks, called RAID0 (3.6 TB) and RAID5 (10.9 TB). I am tired of having to rebuild ESXi every sixty days for home use so I am planning on moving to Hyper-V, ...
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Can I use the same Virtual Machine in two virtualizers?

Is it possible to use the same virtual machine in VirtualBox and also in VMware without losing any data? I don't need to use them "at the same time" but rather have the choice to lauch the virtual ...
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How do I convert a VM of vmware to a VM of virtualBox?

Environments: VMware player 7.0 + VirtualBox 4.3.20 Problem: I want convert a VM(win7-32) in vmware to virtualbox, How do it?
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Virtual machine reserved custom fields have been modified

In our company, we have made many virtual systems by using VMware soft. one of the system is win7 and on which hosts out center platform . This morning of 2014-12-19, everything is running well. But ...
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Unable to start my virtual machine [Ubuntu 12.04 LTS] on VMWare player

I am currently a user of VMWare player to run the virtual machine for Ubuntu 12.04. Everything was working till today but after a restart I can no longer access the virtual machine. It does not move ...
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Strange behaviour when calling getty on Virtual Box

I am currently trying to get a shell script to run on a Debian 7, that replaces the initial getty call in /etc/inittab. The line in /etc/inittab looks like this: 1:2345:respawn:/bin/bash ...
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Blinking white transparent screen in VMware workstation 11

Whenever I play games in my VMware workstation 11 virtual machine, I get white transparent blinking screen, the blinking screen is covering entire virtual machine screen, and it goes in intervals of 5 ...
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Is it possible to run Ubuntu in a virtual machine and be able to boot to it?

Say I were to install Ubuntu Linux onto a virtual machine (or the other way around, installing it to dual boot), and keep it's files on it's own partition. Is there a way the computer could also boot ...
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Cannot install VMware player 7 on Windows 7 64bit Home Premium

I downloaded VMware-player-7.0.0-2305329.exe to install onto my PC running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. When I tried to install, I encountered the error This product can only be installed on 64 bit ...
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VMWare Windows on OSX : keyboard missing keys

Im running Windows 7 on OSX Yosemite with VMWare Fusion 7. Some keys were missing so following this answer I use a virtual keyboard manager and it works (Alt Shift L -> "|" for instance) However, I ...
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VMWare Horizon View Menu Bar Obscures Microsoft Live Meeting Menu Bar

We just virtualized our workstations using VMWare Horizon View. When I am running a Live Meeting using Microsft Live Meeting 2007, the VMWare menu bar autohides at the top of the screen, but also ...
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Can ESXi read CPU temperatures (and report them to Observium)? (Poweredge 1950 Gen 3)

Currently running ESXi 5.5, Poweredge 1950 Gen 3 with dual Xeon E5410's at 2.33GHz. As far as I can tell, ESXi does not report CPU temperature anywhere. Here is the health page on ESXi vSphere: So ...
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What settings are required for VMware Workstation shared VMs to be accessible with ZoneAlarm Free Firewall installed?

I have Workstation 11 installed on a Win 8.1 Pro system. I just installed ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 2015 and now can no longer access my locally shared VMs, either from the machine they are installed on ...
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esxi VM resource allocation for multiple users with varying requirements

I have an esxi host which several users will use as a development machine. Let's say that I have a host with 32 cores and 32 GB of RAM and 4-5 developers that will work on Ubuntu machines. The number ...
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Running VMware in Kali

How to run VMplayer in Kali Linux? I installed VMplayer but after I select Applications > System Tools > VMware Player I'm getting this problem I have already tried apt-get install ...
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CentOS on VMWare Workstation - Anyconnect VPN and connection to local network?

I'm not sure how to do what I'm hoping to be able to do, and so far I haven't been able to find anything that shows me, so I figured I'd ask. The host computer is running Windows 7. On Workstation 10 ...
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VMWare Workstation 10.0.3: Unable to open kernel device “\\.\Global\vmx86: The system cannot find the file specified.”

VMWare Workstation keeps displaying me the error "\.\Global\vmx86: The system cannot find the file specified." when I try to start a VM. I am using Workstation on a computer with multiple users. ...
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How to use the jack port of a android “Kit kat v4.4 virtual machine”?

I'd like to use the jack port of a Android kit kat v4.4 virtual machine (VMware Workstation 10), but it seems that it's not working. There is no error message, but hopefully it seems that the virtual ...
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Instruct VMWare to Ignore certain keys

I am wondering if it is possible to have my guest OS in VMWare ignore certain key codes/key strokes. I have certain keys and keystrokes used to change the volume control and switch desktops in the ...
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vmware horizon at boot

**what i want** Ok people here what i want i have virtual desktop system ready what i want is when the end point pc thin client power up instead of windows log in ...
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Does Processes on Host Machine Affect Virtual Machine?

I use Windows 8.1 as host and Ubuntu 14.04 in VMWare. I am going to run computational simulations in Java. I have two questions: 1. If I run simulations on VM and do other works on host machine, ...
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VMware PC won't start after copying to new drive: “The file is too large”

Because I was lacking space on my SSD I placed the VMware image on a different drive. Everything was working fine. Now I bought a new SSD and wanted to move the image to it to take advantage of the ...
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CPU Usage High - Physical Memory Low on Virtual Machine (VMWare)

I run a development environment in a Windows 7 VM (on VMWare) and am running into an issue in the VM where my CPU Usage sits at 100% and my Physical Memory stays around 40-50%. My computer has 24 GB ...
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VMware freezing the computer when exiting

No matter what OS I've installed, whenever I suspend / shutdown the virtual machine. the computer freezes. noting I can do, sometimes it give some weird sound in a loop .. I'm running the Windows 10 ...
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VmWare Workstation 10 How to make OS X maverick guest connect to my wireless network?

I am trying to work with OS X Maverick using VmWare Worsktation 10.0.1 on a host machine that runs Windows 8.1. So far everything is working fine except for the network, i cannot make the guest ...
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Desktop virtualization (Hyper-V / vSphere)

Is there a way to deploy vSphere on a single Desktop PC and have it do a GPU passthrough to a client (so eg. I could "switch OSs" on a key combo), or a similar solution? Note that I don't mean VMware ...
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Package MATLAB R2014a with Vmware ThinApp

How to create a portable package of MATLAB R2014a with VMWARE ThinApp? I've tried to package MATLAB R2014a with ThinApp 5 normally as I package any other program. The result of the package is ...
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vSphere 5.5 Can't tick “connect” for VM Networks

We are using vSphere 5.5.0. Using the vSphere Web Client, when I create a new VM or add a new NIC to an old VM, if I tick "connect" for the VM nentwork, the task is completed without error. But when I ...
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Migrate a VMWare Machine to Hyper-V locally

I have some existing VMWare machines I used with VMWare Player. Since upgrading to Win8.1 I have the problem, that I must use Hyper-V for several development reasons. I have a dual boot setup to ...
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how to migrate a ubuntu vmware image to azure

i am pretty new to azure - so any help is appreciated. I have the vmware images of 2 (once physical) servers. I would like to put them into my azure count an run them from there - is that possible ? ...
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Shrink the size of a dynamically sized VMWare vmdk from maximum to current

My VMWare disc image has a flag allowing a maximum of 100GB. It currently holds 50GB of data and 50GB of empty space. The image currently takes 75GB of the parent, and those extra gigs difference are ...
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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite + vmware 6 + centos

Ok, so I'm running a 2014 mac book pro retina 8gb ram, I5. Just upgraded to Yosemite with vmware 6. I've installed centos MINIMAL, here the thing centOS in command line runs DEAD SLOW. I've even ...
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Uploading vCenter appliance to ESX server

I have a vCenter appliance running in VMware Fusion. I want to upload it to an ESX host. I tried uploading directly from the Fusion GUI and exporting to OVA and uploading to the ESX host. In both ...
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Why no internet connection on vm using another vm as router vmware?

I'm trying to connect to the internet using virtual machine as router but I'm getting unknown host when pinging google or any other website. Here are my settings I am using vmware workstation 9 and ...
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VM share host's VPN connection

I am trying to get a (guest) VM running on my (host) machine to talk to a (remote) VM running God knows where on some server that is accessible via corporate VPN. I am able to SSH from the host to the ...
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Samba fails to connect to VMWare CentOS guest from Mac Mavericks host

Trying to connect through smb to my VMWare guest at 192.168.0.138:139 gives me the following message: There was a problem connecting to the server "192.168.0.138" This file server will not ...
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Virtual machines hard disks sizes can be larger than the available datastore capacity?

I am quite new in VMWare VCenter Lab Manager. Can it be that the total summary of a Virtual Machines hard disk sizes are larger then the capacity of the datastore? For example I would like to have a ...
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Is there any way to mount a .qcow raw image file in Windows?

Is this possible? A Google search turns up only Linux options, which are of no help to me. The qcow files are generated by a 32-bit Vmware android emulator.
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CentOS 7 ESXi/VMware Hang on Boot

I installed CentoOS 7.0 1406 on a VMWare ESXi 5.5 hypervisor. I installed "Sever with GUI" and selected KDE. However on boot I get the following messages in under a second, before the process tops ...
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Export from VmWare to .ovf using “ovftool”

i want to export my "VmWare"-VM (Windows Vista) to an .ovf file. Using the tool "ovftool". When I tried to export this with the following Syntag: ovftool C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware ...
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How to shrink an VMWare multi volume disk?

I'm familliar about srinking the total space of a virtual disk of Oracle VirtualBox disks using their vboxmanage.exe comandline tool for shrinking, but now I have an VMWare multi volume disk (vmdk), ...
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retrieve vmware snapshot from copied virtual disk

I created ubuntu vmware virtual machine in windows 7. I created its virtual hard disk (vmdk) on an external hard disk. I took some snapshots in due time. I've burnt my laptop recently and I'm happy ...
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Why I can't see “thin” option in VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone?

The help and many web pages shows me screenshots of VM conversion process. But I can't see disk resize options when run it. VM's power is down. No snapshots. VM compat is Workstation 9.0 virtual ...
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Autostart a Virtual Machine

I've recently installed VMWare Workstation 10.0.3 and decided I'd much prefer to remote desktop to my virtual machine rather than using VMWare's interface. I therefore marked my Virtual Machine as a ...
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Access the internal subnet that is hosted on different NIC

I have windows 2012 R2 Server and installed and configured two NIC's. NIC 1: 192.168.0.100/24 and 192.168.0.254 as GW NIC 2: 10.10.0.9/24 and 10.10.0.1 as GW test client IP is 10.10.0.88 and ...
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OSX 10.10 Yosemite slow on VMware

I was having OSX Mavericks 10.9 in Vmware. It was working fine with VMware Tools installed and SVGA Drivers also. When Yosemite released, I updated it from App Store. I cam across many problems on ...
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No network on vmware guest

I have installed Vmware 10 and attached a previously installed guest which is Suse 10. The original Vmware for the guest is 7.0 I think. Problem is, there is no gcc on the guest and I don't know how ...
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Why the computer lags in response for about 6-10 minutes after VMware-player is closed?

Environment: My computer is a PC with Intel i7 CPU @3.4G, 8G memory, The OS is win8.1(64bit), VMware Player is V6.04(the latest version), the virtual machine OS is win7(32bit) which I assigned 4G ...
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Guest in VM-Ware workstation is extremely laggy

I am using the VM-Ware Workstation 10 for some weeks now, with Ubuntu 12.04 x64 (ElementaryOS) as guest: My main system is Windows 8.1 x64. After I have an i7 and 8 Gbyte RAM, I gave the guest 4 cores ...
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USB-Tethering (Android) shared with VMWare

Because our normal internet provider still takes a couple of days to get it working again, I have to use my Android mobile with USB tethering to access the internet on my Windows 8.1 machine. ...