VMware software provides a completely virtualized set of hardware to the guest operating system.

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Ready-to-use VMware guest operating systems

Do you know of any good preconfigured VM sites available out there? Mostly VMware. I'm looking for sites such as this one. Google didn't return much. Maybe I'm not using the right terms in my ...
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How to find out a VMs IP address by using VMWare Workstation? Not ipconfig on VM

I am running a VM on VMWare Workstation. Host is Win8.1 VM is debian. How do I find out the IP address of the VM without using the VM? Means: not entering password into debian and executing ifconfig. ...
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Virtualbox, Warpdrivepercentage: Is the same possible with VMWare?

Virtualbox has a function to slow down a VM. Called "WarpDrivePercentage". Question: Is the same pssible with VMWare Workstation?
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running 16-bit code on 64-bit OS, using virtualization

I have a program called Parsonstech Hebrew Tutor, designed for Windows 98. Evidently it was compiled as a 16-bit program, although it is not DOS, and has a GUI (16-bit Windows program). I have been ...
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How to convert vmware OS X Yosemite virtual machine to virtualbox?

First I've done vmx to ova : ./ovftool --acceptAllEulas /Users/madzohan/Documents/Virtual\ Machines.localized/OS\ X\ Fuse.vmwarevm/OS\ X\ Fuse.vmx /Users/madzohan/Documents/VirtualBox\ ...
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The disk image is invalid in vmware, however perfect when used in virtualbox

We have a vmware workstation with several windows virtuals and a single linux. There was a power cut and after system has booted up i noticed that windows are working good, however linux virtual ...
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Running Mac in Full Screen in Vmware/Virtual Box in Windows

I need to test an application in Mac.Currently im running Mac in Windows using VirtualBox but it runs windowed and does not support guest additions,so full screen is not possible.Can VMWare player run ...
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Are virtual machine resources available to the host?

I know that when I dedicate HD space to the VM that it can’t be accessed by the host OS, but what about RAM and CPU cores/threads? I always thought that if I dedicate 2 cores and 8 GB of RAM to a VM ...
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Stop guest VM powering off when switching machines?

I have two machines, both windows. I'm using VM Workstation 11 in one. If I have the VM running on one machine, and I switch to the other one for ~5 minutes, it appears as though the VM powers off. ...
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Unable to get vmware shared folders working in Ubuntu 14.10 Guest

i Installed Ubuntu 14.10 64Bit in VMWare Workstation 10.0.5 within windows 8.1 Enterprise. I installed vmware tools by running the vmware-install.pl script in terminal.But I am Getting an error ...
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VMWare and Linux/Ubuntu Shared Folders

I've been unable to get shared folders to show up at all. I've peeled through forums and tried installing, and reinstalling VMWare Tools…then seeing maybe those don't work at all? Whatever I'm doing ...
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How to make Windows 7 Virtual Machine get an IP address dynamically from another VM in the same VMware workstation 9

I am running an instance of VMware workstation 9, in which I have installed Windows Server 2012 as one VM and Windows 7 as another. I want the Windows 7 VM to get an IP address dynamically from the ...
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DCUI: Command not found (PuTTY)

I'm using PuTTY, release 0.64, to connect via SSH to one of my VMware virtual machines (I have multiple hosts and multiple VMs on each host). The connection is established correctly (I access the VM ...
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How can I troubleshoot hanging VMWare Fusion issues? [closed]

I have a Windows VM that runs inside of a macbook. On a somewhat regular basis (2 or 3 times per month), the vm hangs. When that happens, my macbook is fine; other applications continue to function. ...
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Hyper-V vs VMWare hardware compatibility

I would like to re-purpose my custom-built desktop to use as a SOHO server. It's a beefed up workstation with following: Asus motherboard: P8Z77-V i7-2700K CPU 32Gb RAM Currently I'm using VMWare ...
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Wireshark - Browser software

I just touched wireshark yesterday from my class. I was told to run wireshark while browsing www.kompas.com, and there is this question that is quite ambiguous. "What browser software shown in ...
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unable to boot up windows 8.1 UEFI on VM in VMware workstation 11 in windows 8.1 host

I downloaded VMware Workstation 11 trial for windows 8.1 and the official windows 8.1 ISO, and made a virtual machine with UEFI firmware, a virtual SATA harddisk and virtual SCSI CD/rom drive which ...
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running rsync from vmware player vm using NAT to new server

I have been searching for days. I am trying to run rsync to a new server from a guest VMware Player VM using Ubuntu 14.04 NAT on the host Win7 pro server. I cannot setup a shell connections to the new ...
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How does VMware continue running while a snapshot is being saved?

If you choose to save a snapshot, the progress bar indicates it's still saving but you can continue using the VM. The same applies when resuming. What is it actually doing during that time? If it were ...
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vmWare Workstation - unable to drag and drop or copy and paste

I've setup a CentOS 7 VM on my Windows 7 laptop. In the VM settings I have both boxes checked for "Enable drag and drop" and "Enable copy and paste" and yet I'm still not able to move over even a ...
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vmWare Workstation no https

I've setup a new VM running CentOS 7. My connection is currently Bridged (though I had the same problem with NAT). I'm able to connect to the internet through the host connection (just a Windows 7 ...
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running a virtual machine with Cent-OS but problems occur

I have a windows 7 OS on my desktop and I have VMware Player installed. I did not use easy install when I created a VM that has Cent-OS installed. When I reboot the VM, I tend to get stuck in this ...
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Routing in Vmware lab

I need help from someone about routing. I created VMware lab and this is what I did till now: Host machine eth0 192.168.1.203 vmnet1 10.10.10.1 vmnet8 172.16.218.1 VMs: Debian Server eth0 ...
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Connect USB 3.0 to Linux Guest in VMWare Player

I need to connect a USB 3.0 external hard drive to my Ubuntu 14.0.4 guest. USB 2.0 devices work as expected, but USB 3.0 devices do not appear. I have enabled USB 3.0 in the virtual machine settings, ...
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Distributing workspaces through VM images

I want to get a dev workspace up and running on a local VM and then save its state and distribute it to others to work on the same workspace. How is this possible with VMware or virtual box?
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Assigning Static IPv6 address to Ubuntu VM in Vmware

I'm trying to assign a static ipv6 address to a ubuntu vm running on VMWare. At the moment, I've got a single network adapter, a NAT. /etc/network/interfaces is configured like this (following this ...
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Having problems accessing the host's hard drive in VMware

I recently installed VMware 10.0.0 in my Windows 7 and created a Ubuntu Gnome 64. I want to set up a shared folder with your host OS, my D:/, so I can work with the projects located there. Searching ...
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Execute remote commands as admin (vmrun)

I am using vmrun.exe to execute commands from a master to my virtual machines. For instance, I would like to be able to change the IP address of my virtual machines (netsh.exe should be launched as ...
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VMWare Unity Pause upon application close

I am using VMWare Workstation 11 on Windows 8.1. I have applications installed that only work on Windows 7. I followed this tutorial to create a shortcut on my host PC that will automatically launch ...
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VMWare Player presses and holds random keys

I am running Windows 8 and VMWare Player with a bunch of VM ranging from Windows, to various flavors of Linux. The issue that I am having is that what seems like every 2 minutes, or when I switch ...
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Why can't my virtual machine reach the host?

After creating the appropriate rule in Windows firewall, I can ping my host machine from the VM: demo@ubuntu:~/aenea/server/linux_x11$ ping 192.168.85.1 PING 192.168.85.1 (192.168.85.1) 56(84) bytes ...
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Accessing a virtual machine outside a network

I've set up a virtual machine (using VMware, running linux mint, also had another one running RHEL 5). Now in the coming future, I'd like to develop a project which would involve remotely accessing ...
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Modifying OVF/OVA file using OVFTool

I'm building a VMWare-based virtual application, which I want to distribute to clients using an OVA package (which is basically TARred OVF, if I understand correctly). I can do this easily by ...
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Serial port on Virtualized Centos 7

I've just installed a Centos 7 on a VMware box. I would like use a passthrough to the physical serial port to connect our ups, but the serial is not recognized... I also tried installing a vMA ...
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How can I import the FreeBSD VM Current Snapshots into VMWare Workstation or VMWare Fusion?

I'm trying to import any of the .raw, .vhd, or .vmdk images from ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/VM-IMAGES/11.0-CURRENT/amd64/ into VMWare Worksation (on Windows) or VMWare Fusion (on ...
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VMware Player / VMware Workstation installation in KALI

I have been trying to get VMWare Player/ VMWare workstation installed in KALI Linux for almost ages now. I might look a little exaggerating but I would like to quote it that way to bring about the ...
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Stop resizing screen when going out of the VM

Currently I'm working with a Windows XP virtual machine, and each time I Ctrl + Alt + Enter to work with the host machine, the guest gets resized to fit a smaller window. I've tried changing all of ...
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Assign static IP to VMware Player guest on host-only network

I have a VMware guest (Ubuntu 14.04) on a Windows 7 host that has a host-only network adapter (the 192.168.59.xxx address range), and every time I reboot the machine, it gets a new IP address assigned ...
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How to share internet connection from vmware OSX guest to Windows host?

I am using Windows 8.1 through a boot camp partition on an Apple PC and I have installed VMware Workstation. I have OS X Snow Leopard as guest OS within the working Virtual Machine. I am using a ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon only runs in software rendering mode in VMware Workstation 11

The Linux Mint (LMDE 201403) virtual machine has VMware Tools installed, and "Displays > Accelerate 3D graphics" in VMware Workstation is checked. VMware Workstation 10 did not show this behaviour. ...
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How to run VMWare and VirtualBox on OSX with Bridged Networking

So here's the issue. I'm running OSX Mavericks as host OS. I've had VirtualBox for a while, and I typically use bridged networking for the VMs I run on Vbox. Had no problems there. I recently ...
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VMware Player cannot start a suspended VM from an SMB shared drive, says “Failed to lock the file”

I have a VMware Player VM located in a remote shared folder that resides on a Linux server. On the server side I have set up my file access permissions to the user ID used to open the shared folder, ...
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How to connect two debian VMs using vmware workstation so that one acts as a web server and the other as web client

I want to connect two virtual machines running using VMWare workstations - Debian Linux and I have setup private DNS server on one VM named "Server" and other VM is named "client". I am trying to ...
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Nginx Load Balancer redirecting instead of proxying VMware Horizon View

I have two VMware Horizon View security servers (ss0.domain.net, ss1.domain.net) that leverage HTML access that I'd like to load balance behind Nginx (lb0.domain.net). Both security servers are ...
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VMWare Guest Accessing Host Statistics

I have tried researching this but unfortunately couldn't come across an answer. Is it possible for a vmware esx virtual machine to access statistics about its host machine such as CPU and memory ...
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How do I get a Windows 8 or 8.1 ISO file for Virtual Machine Construction for free? [duplicate]

Does anyone know where I can get a windows 8.1 or 8 iso file? I want to get a virtual machine so I can mess with the settings for learning. If its on the Microsoft website, that would be preferred. I ...
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VMWare Fusion 7: show windows system tray when not in unity

Hi is there a way in vmware fusion 7 to show the windows system tray in the Mac menu even if unity mode is disabled? thanks
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VMWare: Linux host doesn't get NAT connection from Windows Host

I've been trying the last couple of days to get NAT networking to work. I am running VMWare workstation on Windows 7, and installed an Ubuntu image. The image starts up fine, but the vm does nmot get ...
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Why does my VMware Player Windows guest create all files with executable permissions on Ubuntu host?

I am running Win8.1 in VMware Player 7.0 with a shared folder with my host Ubuntu 14.04 system. Whenever I create or save a file in Windows, it gets the permissions -rwxr-xr-x in the Linux file ...
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No wifi after updating kali

I installed Kali using VMware. Asus usb n14 wifi was recognized after installation, but after updating kali and restarting, the device is no longer recognized. After running sudo iwconfig only eth0 ...