A commercial virtualization product offered by VMware for the Mac OS X operating system.

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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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Virtual RedHat Can't Connect to the Internet

I've installed RedHat 9(linux v2.4.20) with Vmware Fusion. The installation was successful although I can't seem to be able to connect to the internet under RedHat even though my Mac is able to ...
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Connecting VMFusion ( Windows 7 ) to my Macbook Pro but it's only a 1/4 of the way working

I just recently upgraded to Maverick and Fusion 6. I have my NAT set to Share my Mac ( in Fusion ), and I see that my default gateway is properly setting my IP. When I hit that IP, I see my localhost ...
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Restoring VMware Fusion virtual machine from Time Machine Mac OSX

I was having problems with my keyboard and the genius bar people at the Apple store told me to make a backup of my computer and re-install the operating system. I did so and the computer is running ...
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Migrate Vm from VMware vCenter Server Version 5.1.0 to Vmware Fusion

I´ve a VM Ubuntu Server running under VMware vCenter Server Version 5.1.0. The VM has following files within the databrowser: vm-clone.vmdk vm-clone.nvram vm-clone.vmx vm-clone.vmxf vm-clone.vmsd ...
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How to disable VMFusion mouse capture?

Is it possible to disable mouse capture for some VMs? For example, I have a Ubuntu server installed and everytime I had to Control + Cmd to get the mouse back even though I only use the keyboard in ...
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VMware Fusion performance degrading after few hours

I've been having an issue with VMware Fusion for some time now, where the VM (running Windows) runs fine initially, but will slow down to a grind after some time (best guess is a couple of hours). ...
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VMware Fusion - How to SSH into a VM when not on a network?

So I have a MacBook Pro here running Mavericks and VMWare Fusion 6. I have an Ubuntu Server VM I need for a project running. It snags a static IP on the network. Now I like to completely ignore / ...
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Using multiple screens with very different DPI simultaneously in Windows 8.1?

I'm running Windows 8.1 inside VMWare Fusion 6. I have two screens: Macbook Pro Retina aka MBPr (15", 220 ppi) External HDMI monitor (24", 96 ppi) VMWare Fusion IS indeed allowing me to use the ...
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VMWare Fusion 6 Nat translation issue

I have the following network diagram, using VMWare Fusion 6 I am able to ping from the en0 interface on my mac to all of the 172.16 network, and on the custom linux kernel (2.6.x) base I can ping ...
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Turn off Internet access for Windows XP VMware Fusion guest

I am using a VMware Fusion 6 Windows XP guest to run some legacy Windows software on my Mac. I would like to turn off Internet access for the VM so Windows XP can't pick up any nastyware online. ...
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VMWare Fusion access guest vm (windows) from host (mac)

I am needing to access the localhost of a guest windows 8 vm from my Mac OS (10.9) host. The windows 8 vm is running in VMWare Fusion. How can I do this? I have tried getting the guest ip address ...
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Best disk perfomance in VMWare Fusion: VMDisk or Bootcamp partition ?

I need to run Windows and MacOS alongside each other on my Macbook Pro. I have VMWare Fusion. For best performance, should i choose to install a Bootcamp partition and run that through VMWare Fusion, ...
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Windows 8 keyboard in Mac VMWare types incorrect symbols

I am running Windows 8 inside VMWare Fusion (Professional Version 5.0.4 (1435862)) in a Mac. When I type a symbol, I get a different one. The keyboard used in Windows 8 is UK English. Shift + 2, I ...
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How can I get VMware Fusion to give a static IP to an Ubuntu guest?

I looked at How to assign a static IP address to my VMWare machine? and didn't find an answer: I am running VMware Fusion on Mavericks with an Ubuntu Saucy guest, the guest connected to the network ...
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What is the easiest way to stop Narrator without administrative privileges?

Every once in a while, the Windows Narrator starts out of the blue on one of my Windows VMs running under VMware Fusion on a MacBook Retina. There seems no clear way to stop it as there is no visual ...
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How to assign a static IP address to my VMWare machine?

I currently have two VMWare Fusion VMs setup on my development machine. The first one (Windows Server 2003) has a static IP address, and I am using my hosts file to direct certain URLs to it. I would ...
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How to access an ASP.NET app though a Virtual machine

I'm developing a web app with Visual Studio 2013. I'm using a Macbook pro and decided to install a copy of Windows 8 on a virtual machine using VMWare Fusion. I have a static IP Address and I'm ...
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How to distribute licensed copy of VMWare Fusion 6 with Ubuntu VM?

I bought VMWare Fusion 6 and made a VM of Ubuntu with a special set of packages installed. Now, I was to distribute this VM to some end-users. It is my understanding that these users can download VM ...
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Windows 8.1 VM Thinks it's on a Touchscreen

I'm running Win 8.1 on an OS X system via VMware Fusion. I frequently get the "helpful" tips to swipe from here or there to do this or that, which of course I can't do. In addition, many sites force ...
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vagrant and virtual box and the license file

I got the following problem: I own a copy of vmware fusion 5 (license key with format XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX) and want to use the vagrant fusion plugin. So, trying to get things to work ...
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VMware fusion - can you increase the video ram size past 128MB?

I'm trying out VMWare Fusion 6 on my Mac (Mavericks) and I'm running Windows 8 x64 inside Fusion. The problem is that I cannot find a way to increase the video ram past 128MB. I tried editing the ...
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how to map a mac directory to a windows folder in vmware fusion 5

Okay, so i'm doing something odd. I have to work on a windows machine for my day-to-day work. however, i would like to use mac + vmware so that I at least can slightly more productive with os x ...
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Installing archlinux

Hello I am trying to install arch linux on a virtual machine. But when I import the iso and go through every step and get into the actual shell everything is ok but when I reboot the installation ...
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How do I exit fullscreen mode in vmware fusion 5, Windows 8 guest?

In VMWare Fusion 5, when I enter fullscreen mode in most operating systems (Including Windows 7) on a multi-monitor setup; a black bar appears on the left hand side of the screen allowing me to exit ...
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How do I get multicast to work on a VMWare Fusion Host-Only Network?

How do I get multicast to work on a VMWare Fusion Host-Only Network? (repeated from title) To be explicit, I need to do the following: VMWare/Fusion-hosted/guest app sends UDP packets to a multicast ...
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VMware Fusion running Ubuntu (command line) captures my mouse

How can I prevent the terminal window from capturing my mouse? I'm not using the GUI, so it will never be necessary. I did install the VMWare Tools as per these directions, didn't help.
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How to use the control key in VM Ware?

When I use the control key and I click with the left mouse button, it behaves like the right mouse button. I don't want this, I want to select multiple files when I hol the control key. I've tried ...
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Mac Pro Media Buttons in Windows VM

I have a Mac Pro running VMWare Fusion. In the VM, I'm running Windows 7 Pro. Right now the media buttons (<<, >||, >>, mute, volume down/up buttons) all are sent to the OSX instead of to the ...
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Accessing VM on host machine through IP address

I'm trying to set up a CentOS VM with VMware Fusion and get access to it through the host. I was following a tutorial online for this as this is my first time doing this. When I try to access the IP ...
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VM Ware show desktop instead windows 8 start screen when switching

I'm on Macbook Pro with Windows 8 installed on VM Ware Fusion (version 5.0.3). I always run W8 in full screen mode. When I am in Apple and I want to switch to W8 (using apple key, arrow right) I ...
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VMWare Fusion - Disable Machine Name Display

I'm running a Windows 7 virtual machine with VMWare Fusion on OSX. I keep my VM full screen in a Space (or whatever they're calling virtual desktops on OSX now). Every time I switch back to that ...
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VMware Fusion 5 Ignoring dhcpd.conf

I'm trying to set a static IP for my CentOS 6.4 VM that I'm running via VMware Fusion 5. Steps I took: ran ifconfig, copied HWaddr shut down VM. added to the end of /Library/Preferences/VMware\ ...
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What is my VM hostname?

I've set up a CentOS 6.4 server using VMware Fusion on my Mac. I'd like to be able to assign the server a fixed IP address. I'm following the directions here. Among the many posts that explain how to ...
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Debian 7.1 on VMWare Fusion: Network goes up and down endlessly

I am trying to run Debian 7.1 64 bit as guest OS in VMware Fusion Professional 5 on a Mac Mini with Mac OSX 10.8 as host OS. Hardware and software are the respective most recent versions and I am ...
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DNS resolve issue with VMWare Fusion

OK, here is my setup -VMWare Fusion 5 with NAT...On the NAT network I have a DNS server (running W12). I have added an entry for that server on my Mac's /etc/resolv.conf (and the domain too), but ...
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Mac os shutdown based on remote UPS

I have my Mac Mini and my NAS attached to the same UPS. The NAS (FreeNAS) exposes the UPS and I can easily read its status using the upsc command. However, after extensive googling, I did not find a ...
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Can I monitor my real hardware CPU, GPU, and HDD temps from inside VMWare Fusion on my Mac?

I use Linux Mint 13 (a derivative of Debian) as a guest OS under VMWare Fusion on my Mac. Is there a way to monitor the real CPU, GPU, and hard disk temperatures of my physical hardware in the guest ...
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How do I share a PHP 5.4 server between OS X and VMWare?

I'm running PHP 5.4 on OS X which allows me to set up a virtual server for any directory, using this Terminal command: php -S localhost:8000 This will then set up http://localhost:8000 which works ...
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How Do I Access The VM From VMware Fusion Host?

How do I access the VM's localhost from my host machine? I can only seem to find how to access host from vm and not the other way around.
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Files hang with Mac root drive mapped in /mnt/hgfs in Ubuntu guest under VMWare Fusion 5

I tried Craig Wright's suggested solution No /mnt/hgfs in Ubuntu guest under VMWare Fusion to get shared folders appearing with Fusion 5 and it worked to get the folders appearing in /mnt/hgfs. But ...
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Capturing output of .bat script in VMWare Fusion 'runProgramInGuest'

I've recently started a new job where we run virtualized copies of Windows inside VMWare Fusion (Mac OSX is the host). Among other things, we have a few utility .bat files that get run regularly. I'd ...
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openRTSP: Unable to determine our source address

I use live555 to receive RTSP protocol in vmware fusion 5. When I command openRTSP rtsp://myUrl:554/rtsp/path it shows message like below. Unable to determine our source address: This computer ...
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Harmonize keymappings in vmware fusion on win 7 guest

I'm having OS X Mountain Lion as host and I'm running Win 7 as guest with vmware fusion. And I'm using a mac keyboard. Trying to enter special characters become really confusing and a pain if you want ...
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Shared VMware folders between Ubuntu/OSX causes “invisble characters” and syntax errors

I'm experincing an annoying issue, which (I think) is caused by a discrepancy between Ubuntu filesystem and Mac OSX filesystem. It seems to be a general problem, which can occur for anybody using Mac ...
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VMware Fusion tools - repeating “need to reboot” message

I recently bought VMware Fusion 5, and installed OSX Lion as a VM. Everything is awesome, except the tools. When I try to install them, they instantly say "A system reboot is required to install ...
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How can I run a copy of my Linode VPS in VMWare Fusion 5 on my Mac?

I’ve just signed up for Linode, and having set up my Linode server (from their Debian 7 image), I’m trying to download a copy of it to run on VMWare Fusion 5 on my Mac. I’ve followed their ...
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macbook pro windows boot and virtualize off usb drive

I want to raid two usb3 flash drives install windows onto it this new volume and be able to virtualize it or boot off of it. Any thoughts? I've heard parallels can run a bootcamp install virtually. ...
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Norwegian Logitech K750 keyboard for Mac, used through VMware Fusion with a Bootcamp virtual machine, incorrect keyboard layout

The title really sums it up, but here is the problem: I recently bought the Logitech K750 keyboard for Mac The keyboard has a Norwegian layout, like the lower keyboard here. On the Mac, hitting the ...
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No /mnt/hgfs in Ubuntu guest under VMWare Fusion

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 inside of VMware Fusion Pro 5. I have the virtual machine configured for read-only sharing of my home directory, but there's no /mnt/hgfs directory and there's no ...