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

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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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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 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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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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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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VMWare Fusion annoyance - fullscreen hiding dock and menu bar

I'm running a multi-monitor setup with one fusion running fullscreen to one of them and my OSX doc on another. When focused on fusion, the mac menu bar and dock disappear. This is annoying since then ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Macmini _ 16 GB and Vmware Fusion

Is 16 GB the max amount of ram for a macmini dualcore core i5? Would it be enough to run a Exchange 2013 virtual lab using VMWARE FUSION? I don't want to spend money right now on a virtual lab box, ...
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How can I troubleshoot vmnet routing on my MacOShost and Linux guest with VMWare Fusion?

I am running a Linux guest VM on my Mac (MacOS 10.7.5) with VMWare Fusion 5.0.3. The Linux guest VM expects to have a specific IP address - 192.168.56.10 The VMs network is set to be NAT ("Share ...
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Working on a .NET project in VMware Fusion – good way to edit files in OS X?

I'm working in a client's .NET-based web project right now – I have it running well in IIS with SQL Server in my VMware Fusion VM. The .mdf/.ldf files are in the project directory as well. I'm a ...
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Access localhost with domain alias via VM

I have a local development environment that I have setup using MAMP on OSX, on the default Apache and MySQL ports (80 and 3306). In the hosts file I have setup custom domains for my sites, eg. ...
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Why does a 32bit Vista only use 3GB RAM? [duplicate]

A 32bit Window Vista Home Premium installed as a virtual machine does not use more than 3071GB RAM regardless how much is configured in the VM settings. PAE is enabled according to WMI. Strange is ...
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Share guest OS internet connection with host OS with VMware

I have an usb wifi board without drivers for Mac OS X ML. Sometimes I have to connect to internet using the external board and need to pass the Ubuntu internet connection running on VMware Fusion to ...
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Bridge Windows 8 Guest in OSX Mountain Lion Host Virtual Machine for local development

I'm trying to test in a local development environment before committing to my team's repository. Host OS - OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion Guest OS - Windows 8 I am running VMWare Fusion 5 as a virtual ...
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How is ARP about two VMs running on VMWare?

I know that systems in network connect together with IP and Mac address ,But insofar as i now all of OSs running on virtual machine use a common network card.I want to know how another systems connect ...
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VMware Fusion raw disk “Missing operating system” error for dual-boot system (Host OS 10.8.2 & Guest Ubuntu 12.10)

I am trying to set up a virtual machine in VMware Fusion to boot the Ubuntu 12.10 install from another partition on my main disk. I followed standard instructions for creating raw disks, but I get a ...
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How can I assign a keyboard shortcut to fullscreen VMWare Fusion?

This has been driving me crazy for awhile. I like to keep most apps pinned to specific, separate virtual desktops (or whatever Apple calls them... "Spaces?"). Using the Keyboard control panel, under ...
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Convert VMWare Fusion 5 Virtual Machine to Parallels 8

I'm currently a VMware Fusion 5 user (running XP and Win 8 Virtual Machines), but our shop is standardizing to Parallels 8. Is there a way to convert a VM from Fusion to Parallels? I'm looking to ...
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Restore Windows 8 ISO created with recimg on VMware Fusion

I need to create an image from my Windows 8 so I can use this image on VMware Fusion on my MacBook. I use the recimg command to create the image. Can I use the image as an ISO file when creating the ...
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Can't connect to internet on Vmware Fusion on guest os

I have Vmware Fusion installed on Mac Osx Mountain Lion and for some reason I can't connect to the internet on my guest os Windows 7 even though my mac has internet access. Internet used to work fine ...
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Mac OS X: pushing all traffic through a VMWare VM

I want to set up an Astaro (Sophos) UTM in a Virtual Machine. The Setup should be at the end the following: Cable Modem (one IP adress) | [Ethernet] Sophos UTM (running as VM [VMWare Fusion 5] on ...
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VMware Fusion configuration files missing

I need to set up port forwarding to my VM in Fusion 5. Everywhere on the net, the solution is described as editing the file: /Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/vmnet8/nat.conf However, on ...
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Virtualization: See OSX files in Bootcamp VM

Seems like this should be easy enough, but I have yet to find a simple solution. I'm using VMWare Fusion to access my Bootcamp partition through a VM on my OSX side. I'm trying to access my OSX files ...
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Can't mount ISO image in Windows 8 inside VMWare Fusion

When I try to mount an image (in this case, Project Pro 2013) in Windows 8 that is running inside a virtual machine (VMWare Fusion, running on OSX) I get the following message Couldn't Mount File ...
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Getting an error trying to set up shared folders on an Ubuntu instance of VMWare Fusion running on OSX

Receiving the following error: Unable to update runtime folder sharing status: There was an error mounting Shared Folders file system inside the guest operating system. Running VMWare Fusion ...
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VMware Fusion Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server - Soft Lockup CPU Stuck

I have a strange Stuck Problem with VMware Fusion and Ubuntu 12.04 as Guest System. On High Loaded process the System sticks with "Soft Lockup CPU Stuck" and I have to reboot the VM. The Same System ...
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Vmware Fusion 5 Port Forwarding

I have a service (a node.js express app) running on port 3000 in a CentOS 6.3 guest that I would like to access in a web browser on my Mac Mountain Lion host using VMware Fusion 5 Professional. I am ...
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Using Windows 8's Charms menu on VMWare Fusion 4

How do I get to the Windows 8 Charms menu on VMWare Fusion 4? When I try to move my mouse to the edge, the Mac OS menu bar appears instead or nothing happens.
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/etc/init.d/networking start errors with “network stop:waiting”

System: I'm on a BT5r3 image atop of VMware Fusion 5 on OSX 10.7.4 I spin up the VM, login, run startx, then hop in a terminal to run service networking start. I have just one interface configured in ...
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Pause VM when SQL server idle

In OSX Mountain Lion, I run a Windows Server 2003 VM solely to run SQL Sever 2008. It chews up a lot of battery life. Is there some way to automatically pause the VM when the SQL Server is idle and ...
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Install Windows 8 on VMware Fusion

I am currently running Windows 8 in Fusion off Mountain Lion, but Unity is disabled. I cannot find a way to just download an iso and start a fresh vm. Do I have to order the disk?
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Cloning BitLocker encrypted disk to VMWare Fusion image?

I have a ThinkPad running Windows 7 Enterprise with a BitLocker encrypted drive. I would like to clone or somehow convert this physical machine into a virtual machine that I can with either VMWare ...
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VPN inside virtual machine in mac

I have a Mac book pro running mountain lion and I have vmware fusion installed. I have RHEL 6.0 64 bit vm running (in NAT mode) and pptp is installed in rhel. I tried connecting my office vpn but it ...
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Does VMWare Fusion 5.0.1 support Direct X 10?

I just upgraded VMWare Fusion to 5.0.1 and I'm trying to find out if it supports DirectX 10. If not, will VMWare be bringing out an update soon?
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Connect device straight to VM (Passthrough?)

I've a Windows 7 VM on my VMWare Fusion 5.0.1 running on OSX 10.8.2. I want to connect it a tablet (Smart Pad 810c) that OSX doesn't recognize at all (it's not listed either in USB system ...
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How can I access a VMware Fusion guest running Ubuntu via its .local (Bonjour/Zeroconf/mdns) address?

I'm running VMware Fusion on my Mac with an Ubuntu guest VM configured to use NAT for networking. I can access the VM from the host using its DHCP-assigned vmnet8 IP (172.16.90.128), but I'd like to ...
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WebLogic 12.1.1.0 is truncating dynamically generated XML file

this is my first question on SU/StackOverflow, so bear with me... We've got an exploded application, residing on a NAS mount, that we just moved from WebLogic 6.1 to WLS 12.1.1.0. Believe it or not, ...