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How do I reclaim virtual memory?

I am a complete newbie at VMWare, so forgive me if this question is something that would be considered basic. After you delete a virtual machine, how do you reclaim the virtual memory/ hard disk and ...
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Setting access rights when using shared folders with vmware fusion

I have CentOS 6.5 minimal guest, and OSX Mavericks 10.9 host. The player is VMWare Fusion. I want to edit files on host and run them on guest. I am trying to use shared folders to achieve this. A ...
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How to expand available disk space in Linux guest (running under VMWare)

I just installed Linux in VMWare. Although the disk reserved for this guest machine is 20gb, Linux uses only 4gb and almost ran out of space. How do I convince Linux to use the entire 20gb? The host ...
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How to transfer files between Guest OSs (all Windows) running over VMware Workstation?

I have a project scenario where 3 Virtual Machine (all Windows OS) need to transfer file in a serial order (The host OS is also Windows). Like VM1 -> VM2 -> VM3 and again in reverse direction VM3 -> ...
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VMNET0 is missing from virtual network editor of vmware workstation 10

I have installed VMware-workstation-full-10.0.3-1895310 on windows 8.1. Although VMware bridge protocol is enable in my LAN adapter but still I am unable to add and switch VMNET0 to bridged mode. It ...
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VMware Ubuntu Internal IP Address

I have ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS installed on a VMware workstation. I want to run a game server on it so therefore i need to portforward that workstation. To portforward that workstation i need its internal ...
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Mount ReadyNAS 2nd drive on Linux

I posted this question on Stack Overflow but was told to ask this here instead, so after creating yet another login/account here I am, and apologies if this looks like spam/crosas-posting. An old ...
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Router cannot separate ip addresses on the same NIC (Vmware)

Here is the scenario of my problem. My network topology: I have an ISP Router Technicolor TG797n v3 and i have a wireless access point set to be a client mode and connected to my PC via Ethernet so ...
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Single or Multiple NFS servers for multiple ESX VMs [on hold]

I have a couple of VMs (Redis, Postgresql, MongoDB, application servers, etc.) running on VMWare ESX. Currently data is stored on the VM itself and I'm looking at moving the data over to a separate ...
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Enabling Virtualization in a dual boot

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8 installed and a grub loader appears at startup for OS selection. I have installed vmware in my Windows partition, and it requires Intel ...
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Error 0x0000005D installing Windows 8 on Virtual Box

I'm trying to install Window 8 on a VirtualBox but when it starts I get an error message: You have to restart your PC Along with the errorcode 0x0000005D. After searching on the internet I ...
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Use VMWare with out a network?

I have a server running on VMWare that I need to communicate with using my computer. It works fine as long as I am hardwired to the network at work. If I try to work from home I am unable to ping the ...
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VMplayer unable to Start says Cannot open the disk

Hi my system had crashed with blue screen error while i had switched on the VM ware ,but when i restared my system and tried to Switch on the VM player it is throwing an error msg as Cannot open the ...
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Move an ESXi 5 image to anohter server [migrated]

I have an ESXi 5 server with two large VMs. Both have several snapshots that have accumulated over time. I set up another ESXi to use as a backup system, but I am having trouble getting the images ...
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Add ISO inside Datastore of VMware VSphere Client

I rent a physical server inside OVH datacenter, I installed VMware ESXi 5.5 on it. I did not find where to add an ISO within the datastore. Should I install a plugin ?
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Install Windows on VMWare using USB flash drive

I have Windows install on USB drive and would like to install it to a VMWare virtual machine. When I create the new virtual machine and select install from it displays - Installer disc - No ...
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Cannot start any virtual machine from VM Player

I am using a Desktop PC with Windows 7 as Operating system. I am using VM PLayer to run a CentOS for me. I am going to use CentOS to setup an Asterisk environment for me so I can conduct studies on ...
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How to install vmware tools in android x86 VM?

I create and install a virtual machine by VMWare. Is there a way to install VMWare tools in Android x86 VM to share files between this machine and host? if yes so what is it? Win 7 running at host.
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Ubuntu server VMs having network issues after VLANing in VMware

Running ESXi 5.1 and vCenter. I recently segmented my network into smaller VLANs and enabled tagging on the vSwitch as well as the physical switch ports. Moved variety of VMs, Server 2008, RHEL, ...
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Backup VMWare virtual server

I have a virtual server that is constantly running, lately we tried to do a backup for it and we were surprised that the modification date of all the image files is a couple weeks old. We are trying ...
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Windows virtualization and licensing

I have a stock Windows 8.1 computer which I want to virtualize in order to try some (lots of) software. To do so, I "converted" my Windows 8.1 machine with the intention to run it under vmware on the ...
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How can I run the Blackberry 10 Simulator (VMWare VMX) in a Windows Azure VM?

I'm having some issues running the BB10 Simulator in my azure vm, but before I give up, I thought I'd reach out to the experts. My vm in Windows Azure is Windows Server 2012. It has 2 gigs of memory ...
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Run a VM on multiple machines

We have some developers who jump between a desktop machine and laptop depending on where they are working from. Desktop when at home or office for multiple monitor use and extra power for testing on ...
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Sending a non-maskable interrupt to a virtual machine with VMware Fusion

I'm using a virtual machine to do kernel debugging on Mac OS X because it's cheaper and more convenient than another computer. Unfortunately, contrary to the Windows equivalent, it's not possible to ...
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Ideal Setup for vSphere Hypervisor

I just picked up a Dell R720 for my company, it's got plenty of resources where I feel I can run multiple VM's at the same time. Here are the specs. Intel Xeon E5-2620 (2) 8GB DIMM (8) 146GB SAS ...
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Cannot ping virtual machine (VMWare)

Here is the situation: I have Windows 7 on both host and VM. Network connection on VM is set to NAT, both machines are in the same workgroup, I have turned off password protection for shares, enabled ...
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Weird USB behavior with Windows 7 and VMware

I have a Windows 7 machine that I use VMware Workstation on. I will often do the following: attach a USB thumb drive to my VM mount the USB write some stuff to it unmount detach USB from VM. ...
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How to make a live USB version of my installed backtrack 5 on vmware?

I have Backtrack 5 installed on vmware, and I want to create a live USB version of this OS so i can run it and it can find my wireless adapter interface using iwconfig. how can i do that?
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Windows Server 2008 r2 - too much RAM when idle

My hosting company has recently upgraded my VPS to 6 CPU units and 4GB of RAM. It't running Windows Server 2008 r2 x64. After the upgrade I can notice that 50%-75% (2GB-3GB) of RAM is being used ...
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What's the simplest way to trace a Linux mountpoint through VWware to a physical disk

I'm in a RHEL box with a number of filesystems mounted, including /dev/sda1, /dev/sdb1, and a bunch of /dev/mapper/XXX (and I have not previously encountered device mapper). I am not a sudo-er. The ...
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Windows VM is resetting file permissions on CentOS host

I have a CentOS host machine with a Windows 7 virtual machine in VMware. There is a shared drive on the host machine (NFS share with other machines on the network) which has been configured with ACLs ...
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Installing Rational Clearcase client on ESXi virtual machine

I have an ESXI server and I connect with it using vSphere 5.1.1. We have several virtual machines on this server and each virtual machine is pre-installed with the builds of our software. This is a ...
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How do I set up vmplayer to run in background under Linux?

I have a database that runs under vmware. I need to set up the vm on a remote linux server. Currently I reach the server through ssh (putty). I would like to set up the vmplayer to run the ...
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start debian in vmware ,it goes to a black screen

When i start debian in vmware,and it go to the black screen and i can't even find a place to login,maybe it is because i change the file of grub in /boot/grub/grub.cfg by adding this set ...
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Enable retina options on VMware Workstation

How can I enable my virtual OS X to display the retina options? The display resolution goes up to 2560 x 1440, but I cannot get it to render as a retina display.
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Unable to mount iso as dvd drive in VMware Fusion 6

I have a newer iMac without an optical drive and some DVDs that I needed to run software off of. This software will have you juggle discs to read data off of them, and the data can't simply be copied ...
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Virtual PC to hardware PC

I know that it is possible to make ordinary PC system virtual and run on virtual machine. For example it is supported by Vmware. But now I need somehow place virtual PC to hardware and run it without ...
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“Ethernet Cable unplugged” in MAC OS 10.9 Mavericks Virtual machine

I'm using a Mac OSX Mavericks Virtual machine (VM) in VMWare work station 8.0.6. The VM is running fine but no matter what, the network configuration shows that the Ethernet cable is unplugged. My ...
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Virtual Machines: What components should I upgrade to improve running virtual machines?

at work I need to have one or sometimes two instances of a vmware virtual Windows 7 machine running on my real Windows 7 machine. The computer I'm using is Dell Precision 490 from 2009 I believe, ...
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Export Vagrant VM with all it's synced folders

Let's saying I'm working on a vagrant VM named foo and it sits on my host machine at ~/foo. In my scenario, foo uses VirtualBox as the provider and is using synced folders to configure and provide ...
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Strange disk behaviour when running VM on HDD. Chkdsk /f is fine, OS locks up after running VM? [on hold]

Very strange thing happened on my desktop PC. I Have OS installed on SSD (C:) and also have a 3TB HDD (D:) I Have Win 7 VM on D:\ which was installing updates and then froze. Then I restarted VMware ...
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Bootcamp partition in Vmware fusion

I've installed windows on my macbook pro using bootcamp. Is there a way to run the same partition in a virtual mode in OSX. When I try to import the bootcamp partition through vmware fusion, it works ...
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Compressing an OS after some slight changes has yielded massively different results - why?

I am using SUSE Linux on a Virtual Machine through VMWare Workstation. This morning, I zipped up a copy of the folder containing my VM (.vmx, .vmdk, .vmem, single snapshot and all) and sent it to my ...
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How to enable guest-to-host and host-to-guest networking?

I have installed openSuse in VMWare Player with following setup for networking: Network adapter with NAT so that guest shares the Internet connection as host A host only private network for the ...
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loading second vm in first one w/out rebooting by use of kexec

I've two CentOS virtual machines on my win8 host's vmware. I added one of the virtual machines to another by 'add hdd' of settings of VM. The versions of Centos is 6.4 i686. I installed kexec-tool on ...
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How do I see the folder thumbnail view in VMWAre Workstation 10 while viewing a remote ESXI server

So when using VMware Workstation 10 on your local computer there is a grid thumbnail view where you can see all your VMs displayed (live update small thumbnails) on like a 9*5 grid or something. Yet ...
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Will external SSD (via USB 3.0) be faster than HDD when it's running a VMWare?

I have read on this site than an external SSD will be faster than an external HDD (in my case I am using USB 3.0). It has been said that the SSD will be particularly faster when accessing many small ...
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VMware: Shared VM on portable disk, multiple .vmx files

Using VMware, I want to use a VM on two separate development machines and carry it around on an USB drive. I found this answer, but it's not quite what I'm looking for. I think I cannot just share ...
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I am a bit confused about installing VMware/ Or any other virtual machines in mac?

I am looking for installing windows in mac. Is is good to do.? Because am worrying much about the performance. if its not good to do, i am ready to go with a new windows machine,
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Can I upgrade parent VM and have all linked clones updated too?

Is there any VM and OS combination that can support this scenario? I want to create a base OS image and lots of child linked clone images that share the parent's disk. This way I'm not duplicating the ...