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

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Bootcamp partition in Vmware fusion

I've installed windows on my macbook pro using bootcamp. Is there a way to run the same partition in a virtual mode in OSX. When I try to import the bootcamp partition through vmware fusion, it works ...
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VMware Fusion 6.0.4 can't connect from host to guest via ssh

I can't connect from host OS X 10.9.4 to any guest in VMware Fusion, I can't ping guest, nothing. But connection to Internet is working on guest (can ping google.com from it). And funny part: ...
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Can I install Mac OS in windows through VMware workstation?

Can I install Mac OS in windows through VMware workstation ? I have VMware workstation software. I want to install Mac OS in Windows 7. Can I?
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Does VMware warn when VM guest is out of disk space?

I'm running VMware Fushion Version 5.0.5 (1945692). I've got a Ubuntu 14.04 (x64) instance with 20 GB disk. I'm trying to compile Clang, LLVM, Compiler-RT, Extras and LLDB. It was making good progress ...
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Disable VMWare Fusion “Unity” button

Is there any way to disable the "Unity" button (or indeed the whole bar) in single window mode for VMWare Fusion? I find myself constantly accidentally hitting this button when using my Windows VM ...
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Is there a way to test Postgresql connection from VMware Fusion on a Mac?

I have some reasons to believe that VMware Fusion is not connecting to my postgresql database hosted on my Mac OS. Is there a way to test this connection from my Windows portion through VMware?
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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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How can I execute shared files with apache server on VMware Fusion

I shared my folder with php scripts, located on my mac with Ubuntu 14.04 deployed on virtual machine VMware Fusion 6.0.3. But when I set apache DocumentRoot to this shared folder and run it with ...
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VM file transfer to local machine

I have a VM running on my machine. I want to copy a file over to my machine that is currently running the VM. I was wondering how I can get this file on my local machine.
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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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Using External HDD to Host Virtual Machine Images

I use a number of different OS images with VM Fusion on my Mac. Some are for malware analysis, and some I actually use to develop software using Visual Studio. I also like to play with older, or rare ...
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Can Windows 7 be installed on Mac OS X Extended filesystem?

I want to create a VM that is encrypted using TrueCrypt. To do this I create a TrueCrypt volume. I noticed the options are FAT32 or Mac OSX extended. Since I'm planning on installing Windows 7 with ...
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How to add a VMware fusion shared folder mount to /etc/fstab?

I'm mounting a VMware Fusion shared folder (vmhgfs) called foo to /var/www using the following command: mount -t vmhgfs .host:/foo /var/www/ This works fine and creates the following /etc/mtab ...
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One virtual machine in VMware fusion always says “Internal error”

I was working on my virtual machine and went to use the web browser in the host operating system and when I came back VMware Fusion was saying an error about space and that the vmdk may be ...
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Make ODBC connection between Windows 8 on VMware Fusion to MySql instances on OS X host

I am trying to create an ODBC connection (64-bit) from a Windows 8 installed on VMware Fusion, to a mysql instance install on the host OS (OS X Mavericks). Connection not successful. What am I ...
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Filter only internet traffic to a VMware Fusion VM

I'm running VMware Fusion 6.0.3, the latest version. I want to allow only internet traffic to my dev VMs, completely isolate them from local servers, but still have internet access, for updates etc. ...
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How to license P2V OEM Windows 7 with a retail license with VMware Fusion? [duplicate]

A friend of mine did a P2V of his Acer physical Windows 7 Home Premium to run on his Mac using VMware Fusion. Now the VM complains it is not properly licensed. Microsoft is directing him to Acer, and ...
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Copy/Backup VirtualMachine when suspended - VMWare WorkStation 10

Is there any method to backup/copy Virtual Machine to another location for the cause of safety wihtout powering-off?, with suspended mode? Actually I have OpenStack(a cloud computing OS) installed ...
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VMWare Fusion shared folder does not appear in VM

As per these instructions, I shared a host directory in my VM by going to Settings-->Sharing. My guest OS is Ubuntu 10.04.4, 64-bit and the host is MacOS. I restarted the VM but the shared folder ...
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Lunching VM Fusion instance from command line and obtaining its IP address

I would like to use the VM Fusion (v5) client app as little as possible, especially its terminal window, which is awful. Assuming that my image is ready and configured, can you explain how to do the ...
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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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Blank Desktop on openSUSE 12.3 on VMWare Fusion

I just installed openSUSE 12.3 on VMWare Fusion 6. The installation seemed to run without any issues at all. However, when I start the machine all I see is the default black and green background. ...
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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 ...