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what happens if you have a single LUN with multiple Targets?

I'm not clear on this. Some say that iSCSI is a "dumb" transport protocol that has no knowledge of the disk or who else might be using it, and therefore it is dangerous to have multiple clients on ...
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VMware terminology & home usage

Some while ago, I dabbled in VMware virtualization. It must have been around version 4 or 5 of the Workstation product, and it was never more than an idle curiosity - meaning that I know next to ...
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VMware ESXi doesnt work with vmxnet3 driver

I'm running an Ubuntu Server 14.04.01 on a VMware ESXi.It has two Ethernet ports with E1000 driver. I added one more Ethernet port with vmxnet3 driver on the server. When I do an iperf test on the ...
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What does changing VMware Workstation's BIOS's system time do?

When a vm in VMware Workstation starts booting, you can hit F2 to enter a virtual BIOS. By default, I think the system time is synchronized with the host clock. If you change the system time, what ...
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Can I connect to an external-HDD-based Hyper-V VM from any computer?

If I create a VM on an external HDD using Hyper-V, and now want to connect to it from a different computer using Hyper-V on that second computer - Can that be done, or might that corrupt the VM? If ...
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Windows 7 host running Ubuntu 14.04 in VMware player 7.1

Is it possible to separate traffic between Windows7 host and Ubuntu14.04 guest in VMware player 7.1 I would like to have the host on Wi-Fi ( business ) and the guest either use Wired or Iphone USB ...
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Is there a way to zerofill the page file once for VM compaction?

I know it's not good practice to completely disable the page file even with seemingly sufficient amounts of RAM. I have a number of Windows VMs that naturally have a page file enabled at the default ...
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VMware ESXi: best practices for running off USB thumb drive?

I'm running VMware ESXi 5.5 (and 6.0) on my servers off of a SanDisk Cruzer Fit 16GB flash drive. The VMs are stored on a RAID array of internal physical drives on the server. If that flash drive ...
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What are the advantages of installing vmware tools on a non-gui linux distro?

I know this software is usefull when using a gui OS because it adds some features such as auto size screen. But what features are added to a non-gui distro?
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SSD wear for rMBP mid 2015 15" with running VMware Fusion

I have the rMBP mid 2015 15" with a 512GB SSD. I will be running VMware Fusion for my Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Redhat virtual machines. Most of the time I will be using my Windows 8.1 virtual ...
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Solved. Guest OS (Debian 3.0, 32-bit ) loads read-only file system immediately upon booting in VMware Workstation 10 (Host OS: Windows 7, 32-bit)

Issue Summary: A guest 32-bit Debian 3.0 virtual machine is opened using VMware. The guest OS loads a read-only file system on startup. Despite root access no file changes can be made to the virtual ...
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Port is reachable on telnet locally, but browser shows connection reset

I am running a web application server locally in an Ubuntu guest VM on a Windows host. I could not connect to the service in any web browser. Chrome reported ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED. The result is the ...
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VMware broke host Wifi connection

I have already seen a lot of questions similar to this one, but none of their solutions worked for me. My issue is very similar to this. I bought a new laptop, Lenovo Yoga 15 with Windows 8.1, and ...
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AltGr not working properly on vMware

I don't know if that question should be really here (I read the StackOverflowHelp, the AskUbuntuHelp and the LinuxAndUnixHelp but I don't think the question fits in any of them so I post it here as ...
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Pages appearing in black on Firefox Developer Edition

I just installed the latest Firefox Developer's Edition (40.0a2) on one of my VMs, and most web pages are showing up on it (images included) as one big black page of nothing. (It works fine on my host ...
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Find Hostname of Host from inside a virtual machine?

Scenario: I connect to VM with IP 10.1.1.1 with hostname NODE. I need to find out the IP or hostname of the host this VM is running on. Is this possible?
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SSH to Vmware virtual machine with NAT network [duplicate]

right now I am able to ssh to host over internet and ssh from host to the virtual machine. What I want to do is ssh directly to the Guest machine from outside. I tried to do this using iptables: ...
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Linux Install - VMWare Player - EFI Mode - Mouse Keyboard freeze

I am trying to install Linux Mint 17.1 64 Bit in VMWare Player 6.0.1. Host OS is XP SP3. All works well in legacy mode. However when I set the VM mode to EFI, Linux boots fine (first as Live CD) but ...
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Is VMware NSX a SDN solution?

VMware refers to the software defined data center. Their brochure for NSX, their platform for network virtualization, does not include the term SDN (Software Defined Networking). However, their final ...
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OS X (host) on battery power with fullscreen VMware Fusion

I am running a Linux guest in VMware Fusion (6.0.6) on an OS X host (Macbook Pro). With AC power everything runs smoothly. When on battery and in windowed mode there are no problems either. However, ...
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No internet on VM (server 2008) hosted by a machine with internet access

Not a network expert - I have VM with VM Workstation 8. The host machine has internet but I can't get internet on the VM. Any hints? Put the network setting of the machine on "Bridged" \ "replicate ...
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How to format VMFS drive as NTFS?

I have a 1TB SSD, which I used from new as a datastore in VMWare ESXi 5.1.0. It has a VMFS 5.58 file system. I'd now like to store HyperV machines on it, so I inserted it in a Windows 8 machine, ...
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Vmware Player 7.2.1 unable to find update server

I installed a copy of VMware player 7.2.1. Installation went fine, no errors. Creating a VM also proceeds with no errors, however when I attempt to install VMWare tools I get a message: Could not ...
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Synology NAS iSCSI + VMware

I don't know much about this "world", but my intent would be to have my VM storage on the NAS so that I could run those VMs in any computer on the network. Is that possible? I know how to create an ...
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Ubuntu stuck after log in

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on Vmware. After I put my password to log in, It just stuck like the screenshot below. Any suggestions? or something to reference?
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Installing SAP on external HDD and using it on windows in mac by bootcamp

I have installed windows in my macbok Air using Bootcamp and now I want to use SAP in it but I cannot install it on my machine due to less storage space. So now I am using VMWare to run SAP on my ...
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netsh connection to host

My problem is similar to the one described in this thread. As stated in point 5: Open Control Panel once again, proceed to Windows Firewall, Advanced tab and uncheck the connection to the host in the ...
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Enable default gateway of Linux host through vmplayer Windows 7 guest

My box has a Linux host and a Windows 7 guest running with vmplayer. eth0 is connected to the local network, so that in Linux the ip is 10.66.80.186. The vmplayer guest receives a different ip ...
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Can't SSH to host using Fugu due to warning?

I'm using Fugu to connect to an OpenBSD guest in VMware Fusion. I connect using an IP address, and not a hostname. Fugu is throwing the following warning (not error), and then abandoning the ...
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Different IP for host and VM [duplicate]

When we practice , let's say Metasploit we need another IP address to test onto . So for practice i need another IP address. So does the host and the VM have the same IP ? Does 2 VM have different IP ...
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VMWare - Windows Update restarts host, guests lose data. Solutions?

They didn't like my question on Server Fault, so I'm asking here. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate as both the host and the guest under VMWare workstation 11. I try to keep both host and guest running ...
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how does vswitch work with the physical nic in vmware?

It is known that VMs, through their vNIC connect to vSwitch which is in turn connected to the physical machine or ESXI host's network adapter (vmnic). The vmnic is then connected to an actual L2/L3 ...
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VM Player install not working

I try to install VM player and it tells me to reboot the machine, I think its because I installed and deleted it before. I want to run Teradata developer (so Oracle VM does not appear to be an ...
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How do I make VMWare always open to the Virtual Machine Library window?

I am using VMWare Fusion 5.x on Mac. Whenever I open VMWare, it opens to the last used VM and switches to that workspace. This is quite annoying to me, because I usually want to see the list of VMs ...
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Is it possible to forward a device from virtualized Windows to an OS X host TTY?

I have a little piece of hardware that connects to the system via USB and creates a virtual COM port. The device only has drivers for Windows. Since I don't have a separate Windows machine at hand I'm ...
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cant bridge vmware to Microsoft virtual WIFI adapter

HOST:win7x64 GUEST:debian 7(kali) There is microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapater on the host i use it like AP which my tablet is connecting. I'm want bridge this virtual adapter to guest ...
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Stale output in nagios for Esxi check

I have written a simple shell script that detects the invalid login attempts on Esxi(5.1) server and prints the output on screen as IPs with no of connections with failed attempts. The script is ...
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ESXi 6.0 and VM performance and oversubscribing resources (cpu/memory)

I have plans to buy a SuperMicro Server 5018A-FTN4 with 2.4GHz 8c Atom, 32GB (4x8) DDR3 Memory, and with 4 x 2.5" 750GB WD Black Drives. I do not want to run SSD's because ESXi does not support TRIM ...
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How to find IP address of VMware ESXI server from a guest VM hosted on it.? [duplicate]

I have a Windows VM hosted on a VMware ESXI 5.5.0 server. I forgot the IP address of the ESXI server, now I am not able to access it from VMware client. I only have IP address of the guest windows VM. ...
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VMware player - Share internet only with guest, block access to corporate network

I want to share only the internet access from host to guest VM, the guest must not see my network, if this VM reaches my corporate network it can cause a mess cause is a clone of another server and it ...
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Find the IP address of a VMware Esxi host

I have an IP address of a Guest virtual machine running on an VMware Esxi host. I don't know the IP address of this VMware host. How can I find the IP address of this VMware host? I have vSphere ...
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Identify an unknown IP in our network

I have a network containing 20 clients. I assigned IP range 10.0.0.1 to 10.0.0.20 to them. When I do an IP scanning I see someone using 10.0.0.131 in VMware. How can I find out which IP is this IP ...
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Adobe PDF Preview Handler Error in Windows Explorer

I virtualized the installation of Adobe Acrobat Pro XI v11.0.11 together with Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 v14.0.7015.1000 x86, carried out on Windows 7 Enterprise v6.1.7601 x64, making use ...
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Can't boot from CD-ROM

I have resized a VMware Fusion disk but the partition has not been resized. I need to do a very simple thing: boot from the CD-ROM to expand the partition. But when I boot from the CD-ROM these are ...
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vmware debian vmxnet set_features() failed (-1)

I have a strange error in my vmware client (debian 7) on boot: something like: vmxnet error eth0: set_features() failed (-1) ... I am not able to copy it because when boot is finished and the ...
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VMWare Workstation on Windows7, Firewall Issues

I have a Ubuntu image running under VMWare Workstation 11.1 on a Windows 7 pro machine. This VM image is there in part to serve some files over TFTP to a number of hosts on a network. The tftp server ...
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Deleting VMware image does not free up hard disk space

I recently found out that I am low on hard disk space and am unable to allocate new hard disk space for my virtual machines. Upon realising this, I proceeded to delete a few of my virtual machines ...
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How do I get the VM Menu in VMWare Player?

Here is VMware Player, it happens to be 'playing' a Ubuntu VM. I'd like to take a snapshot but I see no VM Menu. How do I make the VM Menu appear? Added I now see how to make a snapshot.. one ...
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vmware work station 10 - how to make it faster?

What are general strategies to make vmware workstation faster? I am running Fedora 10 inside it and recently it has become very slow. I have allocated around 1.4 GB ram for virtual machine. My ...
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Converting .qcow2 V Hard Disk into .VMDK (Windows/VMWare)

Is any way to convert a .qcow2 into .vmdk on Windows 7 64-bit using VMWare Workstation? i did that using a tool qemu-img in my linux host (SLES11): qemu-img convert -f qcow2 vdisk.qcow2 -O vmdk ...