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installing X11 package separately on Linux (on VMware)

I installed Linux on VMware, just for doing X-Windows programming. The installation uses Easy-install feature, might be due to which I didn't get the option to select packages during installation (as ...
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VMWare Workstation - vmware-hostd - Anyone know why this is needed and why if I leave VMWare open it uses up 30% of my cpu consistently?

I keep having to end the process even though I may just have the app open with no OS running. I've never had the issue before so not sure what is causing it. I'm on Windows 8.1 if it helps.
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Installing Sql Server 2012 on Vmware Virtual Server 2008 R2

I have a Virtual Windows Server 2008 R2 set up, I downloaded Sql Server 2012 Evaluation Copy. Now when I try to Install the Sql Server it throws an error, No Error message nothing at all just an error ...
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Bridging my VM with an OpenVPN adapter

Beginner user here,I start to slowly learn about networks, virtual machines and so. Here is my set up. I have a host system, running Windows 8.1. On my host system is installed OpenVPN, with a ...
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How to enable full screen for an ubuntu server guest system?

Full screen with vmware tools works as long my guest is a desktop distro. Now I have an ubuntu server distro and installed vmware tools..well I can't get full screen, why is that?
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Can I virtualize a physical hard drive directly on ESXi?

I want to virtualize one of my existing operating systems (Ubuntu Server 12.04) to use the VM in my new ESXi setup. I know that I can use the vmware converter standalone client on my Windows laptop to ...
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how do I restart the support tool process for VMWare Player in Windows?

I'm having trouble getting copy from Windows and paste to Ubuntu (guest) working correctly or consistently. I can copy from guest to host fine, but not the other way, at least not consistently. It ...
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Open NAT ports on an internal NAT vm

I have a virtual machine which is a NAT/dhcp server, it has installed pfsense https://www.pfsense.org/ . This vm has two network interfaces: one connected to the actual WAN, one to an internal LAN. ...
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Keberos clock skrew, although the clocks are synchronized

We have an issue during a backup (run every night). This backup is managed by Veeam Backup&Replication : copy 7 virtual machines from one VMware ESXi host. This host is linked to a vCenter server. ...
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Installing IE 11 onto VMware fusion w/ Windows 7 64-bit

I'm a tech at my school's Help Desk and I'm running into this strange issue. I've already installed all possible Windows Updates. I can't seem to remove IE 10 from the computer. When I attempt to run ...
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ESXi host keeps disconnecting

I have just installed ESXi 5.1 update 2 on my home server, but the host keeps disconnecting after a few seconds to a couple of minutes. I have gone through all the troubleshooting steps on the vmware ...
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How can I paste to a headless host (CentOS 6.2) using VMware vSphere 5.1?

I've done lots of searching on this and have yet to find a solution that works. The following settings have been changed in the host config to allow copy/paste: isolation.tools.copy.disable = ...
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Can a DHCP router with MAC address whitelist be hacked with a VM?

I locked down my whole network’s MAC addresses so that only CPU’s on the whitelist can get an IP from the AirPort Extreme DHCP server and router. Well, guess what. A Mavericks VM with a completely ...
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Converting a Windows 8 partition into VMWare image for development [on hold]

I've got Windows 7 Ultimate running on my selfbuilt computer's SSD. I've got Windows 8 on a second partition on the 1TB HDD, but as I almost never use Windows 8 for anything else than Windows Phone ...
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Add more than 10 vmnet in “vmware server” 2 [closed]

I need to create an esxi 5.5 nested environment on win 2k8 and i would want to do it on vmware server instead of workstation. vmServer has "only" 10 vmnet adapters, but i've 15 nic on my physical ...
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Fix BSOD on Win XP VMWARE Image?

I have a new install of Windows XP in my VMWARE. However, it only runs for a few minutes and then I get BSOD with the following message. STOP: c000021a [Fatal System Error} The Windows SubSystem ...
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Fix blue screen of death on VMware Workstation

I just recently setup a vmware workstation for Windows XP, however it seems about twice per day I get the blue screen of death. Unfortunately I was not able to write down the error displayed in the ...
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How to connect to VMs after the VMware Workstation UI got restarted by Windows?

Every now and then, this happens (part to blame Windows, part to blame VMware): the VMware Workstation 10 UI becomes slow you are busy with something else typing in a document Windows pops-up a ...
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Resizing virtual hard disk on VMWare

We're unable to resize our SCSI virtual hard disk on VMWare. We have 200GB of extra space for resizing, but the "Provisioned Size" field under "Disk Provisioning" is grayed out. Here's a checklist of ...
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Windows 7 VM not showing all cores on VMPlayer

I moved a physical Win7 Pro from a Pentium 4 (Hyper-threading) to VM Player running on a Core i7 (8 Logical cores). The problem is that even if I configure VM Player to use 4 cores, I still see only ...
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Hot to setup 2 network adapters on ubuntu with vmware

I've have an idea of following configuration: Image 1: Ubuntu with GUI in LAN segment, static configuration Image 2: Server-Ubuntu in the same LAN segment, plus second network adapter in NAT-Mode to ...
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VMWare CPU Usage reaching 100% when running software

I have VMWare Workstation and I'm very new to it. Unfortunately for some reason when using it with a software I have, it keeps hitting 100% CPU usage and my computer freezes. What's odd though is ...
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What will give the most increase in Virtual Machine performance?

Our IT staff has been given the task of improving the performance of all of the VM's used at our company. This includes those remoting into a hyper-v server and those using their own VM's on their own ...
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High DPI VMWare

My display is 4k. When I run VMWare, my linux guests look like postage stamps. Sadly, none of them support HDPI scaling (Running LXDE/XFCE mainly). I'm also interested in "Unity Mode", but ...
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Domain Resolving To Wrong IP Using DNSMASQ

I have two VMs, one with my application which talks to the other vm running asterisk (and centos). The config for the application server needs to point to the asterisk box. To avoid having to change ...
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Use VMWare Workstation with different Internet Connection?

I have 2 different ISPs installed at my home with two different modems/routers and I'm trying to figure out a way I can use them separately on the same PC. Right now to try and accomplish this, I ...
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Windos 7, VMware and suse linux

I have a Windows 7 system on which I installed a WMware player. On this vm I installed a suse linux with samba. I want to share files between both systems. My network connetction is "host only". But ...
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Disable command bar (top toolbar) in VMWare Workstation Full Screen

Is there any way to enable fullscreen in VMWare Workstation (10.0) but disable the command bar? I know Exclusive Mode does this, but I want to keep Ctrl-Alt-Right to switch VMs. I run tasks that ...
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Can't connect bluetooth keyboard directly to vmware

I want the Vmware system use my bluetooth keyboard and my host use USB keyboard, so i disconnect the bluetooth adapter to the host , and connect it to vmware. And then pair it, it's all right and i ...
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In VMware does a shared folder between a guest and host OS take room on both file systems?

Let's say I have a host system with a 100GB of free space and a guest system with 60GB of free space. In the guest system if I were to download a 1GB file and put it in a shared folder, how would this ...
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How can i backup a ESXi VM to an attached USB storage

I have Esx installed on IBM 3450 server. I want to make backups of my VM on attached USB device in server. My network speed is very less so i can't backup and copy through network. Is it possible ...
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Which port of esxi server i can use with veeam backup

I have esxi server on my server. I can connect to it via vsphere client suvvessfully. I have just installed veeam free backup and it tries to connect via same ip and port 443 But it says can't ...
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How to set the bootorder for a vm in vsphere 5.x with pysphere

I am using the following python code to set the extra_config parameter bios.bootOrder: #!/bin/env python from pysphere import VIServer, VITask from pysphere.resources import VimService_services as VI ...
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How can create virtual machine from ovf in ESXI via vsphere client

I had virtual machine exported in OVF format Then i went to vsphere client and click on Deploy OVF template. Then i choose the ovf from my local window machine and vmware starts uploading that to my ...
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A way to simulate slower pcs using my application [duplicate]

We are looking for a way to emulate a slow PC, using any virtualization technology. Our goal is to cap the network speed and simulate a CPU with fewer GHz.
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How can i make the data transfer between esi server and computer faster on LAN

My LAN speed is very less. Even downloading from Internet is fater "1.5MBPS" and from LAN its 300KBPS. MY setup is like this Netgear wireless Router --------DESKTOP Netgar ------wireless bridge ...
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How to access Windows 7 files from VMware running CentOS 6.5

I have already enabled the shared folders and attempted to mount the folder shown in the file # /usr/bin/vmware-hgfsclient Which lists C and Documents which I created. Then I run the ...
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Drive missing from datastore (VSphere)

I'm running a server with VSphere 5.1. As of yesterday I'm missing a disk from my datastore. I thought the disk was fried, however /dev/disks gives me this: ...
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Is it possible to only use the vSphere client without vCenter?

If i would like to manage either a single ESXi host or multiple ESXi hosts, is it mandatory to have vCenter or can i limit management to the vSphere client?
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Is it possible to do vm backups on external drive on esxi

I have Esxi on IBM x 3450. I have datastore where i have stored my VM. My requirement is backup VM on either USB drive attached to ESXI (NTFS) -- (so that i can plug USB anywhere) Network shared ...
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XP in VMware with Host SSD

My host computer, running Windows 8.1, has an SSD drive. I want to install Windows XP in a VMware machine, is it safe to place the machine files on the SSD? I have the fear that XP might not handle ...
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Sharing folders between vmware and windows?

I have a following scenario. 1.I have windows 8 on my machine. 2.I have installed vmware and am running ubuntu on it. Now I want some folders on my windows that I want to access from my vmware ...
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Why does VMware VM believe its disk usage is larger than it is?

In VMware Workstation 10 I can go to the VM menu, Manage, "Clean Up Disks..." and then magically, it will reclaim a ton of space. What I don't understand is how the resulting folder for my VM is now ...
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Vsphere Esxi 5.5 only shutdown permission to local user

I have created a normal user in ESXi, I want to allow that user to shutdown the ESXi server directly from console by pressing F12 key. I have given this permission (Host’ –> Configuration –> ‘Power) ...
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Connecting IOS XRv to VMnets

My set up is built on Vmware Workstation 10 installed on Windows. I am trying to link my virtual IOS XR machine to the VMnets I need, which are configured on vmware ofc. When I log in the VM, i can't ...
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VMWare player network won't work after upgrading to Windows 8.1

I've tried both NAT and Bridged options on both of my VM's (Windows XP and Ubuntu), but I can't connect to the internet in any case. I also tried to repair the VMWare Player instalation with no ...
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Can i use the rack mount server in home with esxi

I am not into much server hardware thing. But i am getting good offer on IBM server IBM System x3450 ...
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Disabling annoying VMware Player tool tip “To release input, press Ctrl+Alt”

[Same as Hide annoying VMware hint "To release input, press Ctrl+Alt" but for VMware Player, because that answer was for VMware Workstation] When starting the VMWare Player, at the top it ...
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VMware Tools skipping X drivers

[re-posting from the "Not Answered" thread, https://communities.vmware.com/thread/416544] When trying to build VMware Tools, I get the following message: Detected X server version 1.11.4 ...
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All VMware (Player) Machines are “corrupt”

I have been using VMware to run a virtual machine for testing my apps, but suddenly, when I start up my VM Instance, it runs for a short while, then starts showing: The operation on file ...