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

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enlarge disk partition El Capitan on vmware

I have a version of El Capitan running on my server. However When I first created it I only assigned 40GB to it. Now I want to make it larger so I added 140GB to the disk size. However I don't seem to ...
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How much damage is caused to a laptop under load?

So I am playing around in VMWare to practice some networking, this is all done on a macbook pro 2015 (Hardware spec is kind of irrelevant for this post) So the CPU does run a bit hot at around 80 ...
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RDP inside VMware fusion doesn't get keyboard shortcuts

Setup: Host: MBP running OS X 10.11.5 VMware: Fusion 8.1.1 (3771013) Guest OS: Windows 10 or Server 2016 TP5 so far I have the VMware guest running in full screen using the VMware UI. Inside the ...
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bitcoin port forwarding 8333 ubuntu shell mac vmware fusion 8.1

shot in the dark, here goes. i'd like to run a bitcoin node from my ubuntu 14.04 shell in vmware fusion 8.1.1 which sits in a MacOS 10.11.5 connected via wifi through an airport router to surfboard ...
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'vmnet2' can't be started because its routes collide with another device: 'en0'

I'm fairly new to using Vagrant and vms and only have a basic understanding of networking so would be great if someone can help me understand what is going on here and point me in the right direction ...
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“Invalid disk size” when shrinking a disk

My MacBook is running out of disk space. I found three Windows VM's that had almost 100 GB reclaimable space, so I reclaimed it. I'm now trying to permanently shrink it to avoid the endless stream of ...
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How from my Mac can I regain access to my Windows 10 VM under VMware?

I have a Windows 10 virtual machine on my Mac running current El Capitan. This may be my first attempt to access it after a hard drive and/or memory upgrade; when I first tried to access it, VMware ...
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How can I correct two-finger scrolling on a Linux VM under OSX?

An earlier poster posted some of my concern at http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/235029/in-terminal-how-to-exit-the-two-fingers-history-scrolling-mode, and I am grateful; I now know how to get ...
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Mac bootcamp boots under VMWare fusion but not normally

I have a mac bootcamp partition running windows 8.1 that used to work perfectly. I've been using it for about 9 months exclusively under vmware fusion and all has been fine. I have recently however ...
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Mount VMWare Disk on OSX

I have a VMWare Fusion guest running CentOS 7. I am having an issue with starting the VM and the recommended solution is to remove a file in my home directory. Here are the things I have tried: ...
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How to set the default virtual machine in VMware Fusion?

I'm running VMWare fusion in Host OS: OS X - El Capitan. There are 2 Guest OS in my VMWare fusion: Windows 10 - one that I seldom use. Ubuntu - one that I use quite often. My problem is that ...
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Tilde on Ubuntu virtual machine with QWERTZ keyboard (MAC)

I want to do a tilde (~) on my virtual machine Ubuntu Server (14.04.4) but I couldn't do it from now. I have OSX as OS (QWERTZ keyboard). How is it possible to do it ? I already look at some topic ...
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Open http/https URLs from Mac Mail in Linux virtual machine

I'm running VMWare Fusion 8.1.1 on OS X 10.10.5 with an Ubuntu 16.04 virtual machine. My primary email client is Mail in OS X, but I'd like to configure it so that http/https URLs in emails are opened ...
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Doesn't a PC keyboard work in Mac using VMWare?

I use this keyboard-mice combo on my PC and now I've installed El Capitan using VMWare, but the media keys aren't working on Mac virtual machine. Is there some specific config that I need to change in ...
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How do I connect to a RabbitMQ server installed on Mac from within Windows 7 VM image?

1) I have a Mac and I installed RabbitMQ Server on it. I can access the RabbitMQ Management webpage using a url like this: http://localhost:15672 2) I have a Windows 7 32-bit installation in VMWare ...
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VMWare 8, Centos 7, I want both hgfs and also copy/paste

I installed centos7 as a guest under MacOSX. It came up with working copy/paste thanks to open-vm-tools, but no shared folders. So I then installed vmware tools. Now I've got shared folders, but no ...
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2 VMware Fusion VMs: One hosting application, other one accessing it, host not involved

been searching around and haven't been able to find an answer for between two VMs (and what I've tried hasn't worked). Pardon the 'url' pretend it's 'http://' (can't post more than 2 links) Both VMs ...
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Apache on VM is not reachable from LAN

I have a CentOS machine installed on VMware Fusion and connected to my LAN through a bridge connection. Everything works fine, I can Surf on internet from the guest machine. Ping other network ...
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VMWare: guest machine internet working randomly

I have an issue with the internet in my VMWare guest machine working very randomly (mostly not working) and I am not sure what the issue might be. Sometimes the internet works (this also includes ...
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VMWare: guest machine internet working randomly

I have an issue with the internet in my VMWare guest machine working very randomly (mostly not working) and I am not sure what the issue might be. Sometimes the internet works (this also includes ...
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External hard drive not being recognized by Windows virtual machine on Mac

Using: VMWare Fusion 8.0.0, El Capitan 10.11.4 on MacBook Pro (Late 2013), Windows 10 x64 (trial version by the way), LaCie 1TB Porsche Design Mobile Drive (USB 3.0, NTFS) Goal: Read/write/delete/etc ...
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Windows Update no longer checks for updates in Windows 7 Ultimate

This problem began a few months ago and it this point it is becoming annoying. I run Windows 7 Ultimate in a virtual machine (VMware Fusion) on an iMac (Retina 5K 2014). The Win7 VM was built from an ...
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Keyboard stopped responding on my Windows VM's hosted by OSX

I am having an issue with all of my Windows virtual machines running on top of OSX El-Capitan version 10.11.3. Hardware is MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2015. The issue is that my keyboard input stopped ...
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Allow socket connection to Windows 7 VM on Mac Host

I have a Windows 7 Pro running as guest under VMWare Fusion OSX 10.10.5. I want to run a program on windows 7 that listens on a port. I want to connect to that port from outside of my Mac. This VM ...
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Can I use only 2 of 3 displays with VMWare Fusion? OSX host, Win8.1 guest

I am using VMWare Fusion 7.1.3, OSX 10.10.5, and Windows 8.1 on my MacBook pro 13" (early 2015) with 2 external displays. I want to have Windows full screen on the two external displays, leaving the ...
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vmfusion windows 8 on an imac - black screen

Hello i'm a naturopath not a computer wiz but i'm desperate please help me... I usually have the internet connection to VM fusion turned off but i needed to update the program that i run on it and a ...
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Get Windows 10 to install in an OSX VM

I have a macbook pro with El Capitan and VMWare Fusion. I want to install a legal copy of Windows 10 (the cheapest available) that would work for sure in a VM. So what is that minimal/safe version ...
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Parallels VMWare Fusion git repo on host machine slow performance

I started evaluating Parallels and VMWare Fusion to be able to use Visual Studio from my mac. I discovered, however, that both use network shares as a way to share files between Host and Guest OS. I ...
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How to backup VMware fusion?

This might sound weird but I deleted (with a third party tool: Omnisweeper) my VMware hd disk, while it was still running. Although it is still running but I guess with next restart, it will never ...
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Trick VMWare Fusion into “Boot Camp”ing Linux

I have the following scheme on my harddrive: Ingwie@Ingwies-Macbook-Pro.local ~ $ diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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Can't connect to the internet on Win8 in VmWare Fusion 8.1.0

I downloaded Virtual Machine for win8 for VMware fusion from https://dev.windows.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/mac/ I can start the VM on my local computer, however, I can't seem to connect to ...
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Why am I suddenly unable to install any variety of Windows on Macbook Pro?

I've got a MBP8,1 running El Capitan (10.11.2). Until recently, I had a perfectly serviceable Win7 installation via Bootcamp. A few days ago, I decided to clean-install Win10 to replace Win7. Since ...
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New VM Does Not Autoconnect To The Internet, Which Setting Do I Need in VMWare Fusion?

I'm using VMWare Fusion 7.1 on Mac OS X. All the VM's that I've downloaded connect to the internet automatically when I fire them up. I downloaded a new VM from VulnHub, specifically BrainPan2. (Here ...
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Error mounting USB on RHEL 7.2 within vmware fusion

I am running two instances of the same RHEL 7.2 version on vmware fusion, one with GNOME gui and one without. I have inserted a USB stick, when I do, on the GUI instance everything works fine, my USB ...
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What is the difference between “Shared Folders” in vmWare vs a mapped network drive?

How do "Shared folders" work in vmWare Fusion? Are they just mapped network drives under the covers or are they using a different technology?
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How to format an externally connected USB disk from a VMWare OSX guest OS?

On a Windows machine, I have VMWare Fusion with an OSX guest. I need to format a USB drive with HFS and GUID partition table (something TransMac can't do). When I use diskutil in VMWare, it begins the ...
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Heavy CPU load VmWare Fusion (8) process with Windows 10 Enterprise and Visual Studio Pro 2015

I've started to notice when running my VM (unity mode) the Activity Manager shows a rather big CPU load for the VmWare process. Let's say I would be using 20% of my CPU but the process itself would ...
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What's causing my VM's OS to hang on “Switched to clocksource refined-jiffies”?

I have generated an OS using the Yocto Project, with Linux kernel version 3.14. I have tried several methods to boot this OS from VMware Fusion, all with seemingly-identical results, where the process ...
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How to get VMware Fusion Ubuntu VM to use host's DNS?

I have VMware Fusion Pro 8 running on my OSX El Capitano. I created Ubuntu 14.04 VM and configured network adapter to use Wi-fi bridged networking so my VM gets its own IP. My company is using local ...
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Direct all host traffic through VMWare VM in Fusion

I am looking to do something similar to here and here with OS X Yosemite and VMWare Fusion. WiFi | Directly connected to Windows 7 x64 VM (second network adapter) | VM acting as a bridge/router (...
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Establish a fixed IP on Windows VM guest on Mac host (VMware Fusion 6)

I have a windows VM running a development web server from visual studio. I can connect to it from my Mac browser at the machine's local IPv4 address. The problem is that every time the host machine ...
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Using VMware virtual machine disk as local on OS X with VMWare Fusion

I am looking for solution to use disk from my virtual machine similarly to using local disk. Currently I am mounting disk over SSHFS, however, this solution is quite unreliable and unstable (...
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VMware Fusion Windows 10 Guest can't connect to VPN

I'm running a Windows 10 guest VM on an OS X host. The Windows VPN client is unable to connect to a VPN server. It says "Connecting to VPN" then "Verifying your sign-in info", then after spinning for ...
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Missing cursor when using dual display

Setup: Mac OS X 10.10.05 , VMWare Fusion 7.1.2 , Windows 7, dual external displays. Requirement: I need to use specific drivers for a ThinkPad keyboard with TrackPoint and TrackPad so I have added ...
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Cant connect to local MySQL “only” when connected to VPN on VM?

Setup: MySQL installed on my Mac using Xammp Virtual Machine installed using VMware Fusion running Windows XP. I am able to connect to the MySQL database (192.168.0.11) through my VM normally. ...
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Problems installing Windows 10 under VMware Fusion on El Capitan Mac

When I try to install Windows 10 under VMware Fusion, it gives an error titled "Load driver" with the message "No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct ...
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Storing a VMware vmdk (or Virtualbox, etc.) file on Dropbox?

I have a VM (VMware Fusion in this case) which I use in various places. I was thinking of putting the vmdk on Dropbox. Then depending on which system I'm on, I could fire up the VM locally and use it....
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Connecting to VMware's network from host network

I am using Ubuntu on my VMWare Fusion 7 installed on MacBook Pro Retina. I connected to internet connection via USB to lan adapter on ubuntu. Now I want to access this internet connection on OSX(host ...
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disk encryption - physical, virtual host, or guest

I have a Mac Mini that currently has FV2 on the primary disk and no encryption on the second internal disk. I recently installed VMware Fusion and want to install Windows 10 Pro and OS X El Capitan ...
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OSX El Capitan Disk Utility resized the recovery partition

I'm running a VMWare Fusion VM of OSX El Capitan, VMWare refused to allow me to assign more than 40GB disk when creating the VM. So I decided to boot up Disk Utility from the recovery and resize the ...