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Why does my PC slow down to a crawl when VMware and ntoskrnl.exe is writing to a data drive?

My PC becomes almost unusable when writing to my data drive. The main suspect which exhibits this issue is VMware Player. The problem does not happen when I myself move files in Windows Explorer or do ...
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Virtual machines on Secure Boot

I have Fedora 20 installed with Secure Boot. I've been trying to make a virtual machine using OracleVM VirtualBox and VMware Workstation, but none of them work (vmmon couldn't be started). After ...
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Access Apache22 server installed on guestOS(FreeBSD) from Host(Win7)

I would like to access my freshly installed apache server on my FreeBSD guestOS from Windows 7. So I set my virtual network on VMWare to bridged, I edited the hosts file on my Windows, I opened a ...
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VMWare Server 2 No ideal replacement? [on hold]

I have a couple of servers running vmware server2 and I love it. Why? Because it's a headless installation, the machine itself can be used for lots of other tasks like dhcp,dns,apache2, samba server. ...
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Vmware Player (guest os ubuntu 12.04) on windows 8 not booting [on hold]

I have guest os ubuntu 12.04 64 bit on my vmware player. It was working fine until i installed some ubuntu updates (which required a restart) , after restart it does not boot and gets stuck when it is ...
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Virtual disc, missing bootloader. How to boot?

I had a netbook with HDD partitioned into 3. On one of the partitions (say /dev/sda2) i had an instance of Crunchbang Linux installed. I had backed it up using 'dd' command (dd if=/dev/sda2 ...
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How do I install VMWare Tools v8 for Workstation?

I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to install VMWare Tools for Workstation, v8. Where is the download available? Is the ISO available already and I just need to tell VMWare to install?
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checking a CCID Compliance reader in VMware

I have VMware 9.0.2 build-1031769 with BackTrack-5 installed on it. Each time that I connect my ACS-ACR38 card reader to my computer, two below options added to VM > Removable Devices : Q1: What ...
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Best Base/Host OS for VMWare [closed]

I have Core i5 with 8 GB Memory and 500GB of HDD. I am new to VMWare; and I need to make virtualization a permanent work habit for me. Mainly because of ease of Virtual HDD and usage of OS Images. I ...
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Running two virtual servers cannot change network configration of second server

I am learning networking. The problem is that i am running two virtual machine of linux operating system on virtual machine whose server addresses are 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.200 respectively. I ...
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How to connect to a local server which I launched on vmware(which runs Ubuntu 12.04)

I've a program that runs in VMware player (Ubuntu 12.04) on my computer. I wish to create a web based UI to run some basic function on my program. From inside the VMware player there will probably be ...
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how to view the installed operating systems in vmware hypervisor from the monitor attached to the machine

I have installed vmware Esxi 5 on an x64 machine, and also created 3 different operating system on it. Is it possible to login and switch over the three operating systems without remote desktop ? I ...
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ESXi - Solaris ZFS Raids System Drive Failure Recovery (VMDirectPath I/O - raidz pool)

I currently run Solaris 11.1 in ESXi 5.5, with a HBA (disk controller card) passed though to the OS via VMDirectPath I/O and a raidz pool (called Vault). The OS is running on a single deddicated SSD ...
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How to convert to Hyper-V

These don't look to be VMWare images (vmdk). All my machines run Hyper-V. Is there a way I can convert this to a Hyper-V bootable disk. They are .vmx .vmxf .vmsd no .vmdk Also do not have VMWare ...
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Why do I get better performance on VMWare when I enable all cpus along with adding cpulimit?

I'm curious but at the same time also would like to share my findings of the increased gaming performance in VMWare by enabling all virtual cpus and limiting the VMWare process with cpulimit ...
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Configure WinRM to Use HTTPS makecert.exe Name Syntax

I am trying to enable the remote execution of powershell scripts on a remote server over https using this example. What I do not understand is what value to give for the hostname when generating the ...
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how convert vmware player 8 image to vmware workstation 9

I 've image created with vmware layer 6 but i open with vmware workstation 9 i've error "The configuration file vmx was created by a VmWare product that is incompatible with this version of VMware ...
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Configure and Set up OTRS

I have configured "OTRS 3.3.7" tool in CentOS 6.5, I would like to set up ITIL process for Helpdesk ticketing System. Any help on seting up the process would be appreciated!
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Compatibility of strace/ptrace with virtualized environments

I have realized that strace(http://sourceforge.net/projects/strace/) sometimes (not always, the behavior is non-deterministic) freezes when run in virtualized environments. For example, I have tried ...
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SOLVED: Samba and Groups (Windows Host, VM Linux Guest)

Ok I've been reading about Samba shares etc. for the past few days, I still cannot get it to work. I've gotten a public share and a private user share to work, but not a group share. [global] ...
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Netflow with nfdump, not accurate?

I have been collecting net flow data and I am trying to asses how much bandwidth a particular virtual machine is consuming. From vSphere I have enabled net flow which I am sending to nfdump. Using ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware Fusion on OS X Mavericks with 7.15 GB of Free Space

Have a MacBook Pro, running OS X Mavericks, with 7.15 GB of free disk space. Downloaded VMware Fusion 6.03 and ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso... Tried installing Ubuntu using the following steps: ...
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Xfce4 giving me a blank screen on Arch

I am running Arch Linux and am trying to use Xfce4 as a desktop environment. I have xorg installed and xfce4 and xfce4-goodies. I've made the xinitc file and when I run startx it seems like it is ...
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Unable to Find WiFi Interface on Arch Linux

I am running Arch on VMWare and I am unable to find a WiFi interface. When I run ip link I get: When I try to ping www.google.com it says that it is an unknown host but when I ping 0.0.0.0 I get a ...
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Measuring total bandwidth utilized per server (windows)

I am looking for a way to monitor and report total bandwidth consumed by a windows virtual machine over a period of minutes to hours. I thought it would be easy to do this, but I can't seem to find a ...
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Can I load my local Windows install into a Linux virtual machine?

I have Linux and Windows both installed on dual boot. How can I load my existing Windows installation into a VMWare Workstation while I'm booted into Linux?
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Hardware-accelerated 3d in a VM (on Windows 8.1)

Title says it all. I'm interested in playing some games in a VM because I don't want to junk up my Windows installation. What solution, if any, provides good 3d performance for me to achieve this end? ...
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VMWare Player - How to bridge network connection between host and guest OS

My host OS is windows 8 and my guest OS is lubuntu. Basically, I am trying to run a Django server form my guest OS on 0.0.0.0:8000 so that I can access it from my host OS. I posted how I can access ...
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How to Add .vmss file into Esxi inventory list?

One of our ESX 4.1 servers has a disk fault and is unable to recover. We then installed ESXI 5.1 and moved all virtual Machines to new Data Store. Everything Fine, we had 7 Virtual servers, 6 of that ...
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VMware Player Ubuntu display is duplicating (triplicating) the monitor

I am using VMware Player 6.0.2 and I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I recently upgraded my VMware Player, I now have duplicate/triplicate (and sometimes even more) displays going on at the same ...
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Failed to load Ubuntu virtual machine from vmdk

I'm trying to move my cloud Ubuntu environment to virtual machine. These are the steps I've done so far: 1) Create disk image with dd command and moved it to my Windows OS. 2) Converted it to .vmdk ...
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Assigning fixed IP by DHCP in VMWare Workstation

Windows 7 host OS, Ubuntu 12 guest OS, VMWare workstation 10.0.2. I want my Ubuntu to use DHCP, but to get a fixed IP. Using the Virtual Network Editor I don't see how I can do that - is there some ...
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Assigning number of Cores and Processors to a particular VM

I would like to know if we could assign uneven no of cores under different processors for a particular VM. I mean say for a particular VM we decide to assign 2 Processors and a total of 3 cores, ...
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Unable to ping from local os(operating system) to virtual machine(vm ware) os( both on a same machine).

I am unable to ping from my windows 7 to virtual machine (ubuntu 14) which is installed on the same system or vice versa. But form other system i am able to ping and everything is working fine. What ...
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How to debug intermittent slow VMware startup and shutdown times

I've been running 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Ubuntu or Centos Linux under VMware for a while. Usually things work very well, but sometimes the VM startup or shutdown times can be pretty long. ...
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Can I run virtualized 64-bit Operating Systems if my CPU doesn't support VT-X?

I have installed VMWare 10.0 workstation on my Compaq CQ60-615DX laptop. The Operating System is Windows 7 Home Premium. When I tried to run Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit in a virtual machine in VMWare I get ...
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Same keyboard settings for OSX VM & Windows 8 host

I have OS X Mavericks Virtual Machine installed(using Vmware workstation) in my Windows 8. How can we change keyboard settings in OSX so that a windows user will be able to use same(or almost same) ...
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Memory allocation in VMware player

I am using Vmware player in windows 7 . I have created virtual image of Ubuntu inside vmware player and allocated 4 GB RAM and 50 GB of HD . I would like to know can i allocate memory for VM player? ...
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ESXi and ghettoVCM - rotate weekly backups to (2) different drives

I am using ghettoVCB to perform VM snapshot backups on an ESXi server. ghettoVCB has a config file that stores parameters for performing the backup. One of the parameters is the destination path, ...
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Suse Enterprise Server 12 - Resize Root partition

I have a Suse Enterprise Server 12 installed on a VMware server, I want to be able to increase the root volume, ideal I would like to be able to set it to auto expand. below is the layout. df -h ...
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How do i create snapshots of VMs in VMWare Player 6?

Apparently VirtualBox has issues on Win 8.1 so I am forced to use VMWare Player. Unfortunately i don't see a way to create snapshots of VMs. A Google search shows that vmrun utility is to be used, but ...
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How To Route Static IP to VM-WARE Instance

So I have orderderd a server from a hosting company, and they have given me a 5 public ip addresses, how would I go about assigning these ip addreses to each individual vm instance? I have read ...
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Server 2012 R2 fails to install under 2 layers of virtualisation

I am setting up a lab environment to learn more about Windows Server 2012R2 in a clustered environment. I have a Windows7 workstation running VMWare Workstation 10 under which I have made a few ...
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Mac Yosemite virtualization

Is it possible to run Mac Yosemite on vmware? For information: Apple allows full virtualization of its operating system, provided that it is installed on Apple hardware which is also running OS X ...
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an issue with VMWare Workstation 10 and three monitors

I'm having a bit of a problem with using three monitors with VMWare Workstation 10. When only two monitors are enabled in the system I have an option to "Cycle Multiple Monitors", available from the ...
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VirtualBox and VMware is crashing in my computer

I am trying to install VirtualBox or VMware in my windows 8.1 PC but I encounter various problems. VirtualBox freezes my PC when installing it and I have to reboot. VMware froze my PC once or twice ...
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Primary monitor keeps reverting back to the laptop display

A Macbook Pro running VMware Fusion has a guest operating system of Windows 7. The user often connects an external monitor to the laptop through an HDMI cable. For the display settings "extend the ...
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Mint on VMware sometimes not responding

It's a problem similar to this: similar old thread I have this Mint guest VM on VMware with bridged connection and I have here open ports for ssh and http connection. Im conecting remotely and ...
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I want add a new virtual sd card into vmware desktop

I have a VM Ware desktop virtual machine. I need a "virtual" SD Card, but there is not in hardware list and i can't add it.
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How to run VMWare Player on my Windows 7 machine without VT support?

I am using VMWare Player v 6.0.2 build-1744117, I want to run Ubuntu 12 using it, but it gave. Binary translation is incompatible with long mode on this platform. Long mode will be disabled in this ...