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

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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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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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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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Problems with vmstart after upgrade from vwmare fusion 4 to 5

After upgrading from vmware fusion 4 to 5 i get an errormessage when starting my VMs "This virtual machine appears to be in use" if this virutal machine is not in use, press Take Ownership .... ...
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No internet on host OS (OS X Lion) when VMware Fusion is running

I have installed OS X Mountain Lion as a VM in VMware Fusion (version 4.1.2) for environment testing. The host OS is OS X 10.7.4, and is connected to the internet via a wired connection (in fact I get ...
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When in VMWare Fusion (Unity view) how do you place shortcuts to Windows apps on the Mac Dock or Desktop?

Running VMWare Fusion 5 under OS X 10.7. When in Unity view how do you place shortcuts to Windows apps on the Mac Dock or Desktop? As shown here previous versions of VMWare Fusion appeared had an ...
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How do you close a VMWare Fusion VM Window without shutting it down or suspending it?

There are a few parts to this question. The first is: I'm running a virtual machine guest using vmrun and nogui, when I open the VMWare Fusion application, the window library opens but subsequently ...
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Windows guest in VMware Fusion not able to see Mac's internet connection

My VMware Fusion Windows VM can't access the internet. I had to swap a MacBook Pro's HDD to another MacBook Pro. The Mac is the host and the Windows 7 VM reports Ethernet cable not being plugged in; ...
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Converting DMG to VMDK

How can I convert a DMG into a VMDK file? I had a laptop hard drive which i turned into a DMG. I want to make a VM that uses that drive. How can I turn this DMG into a working VMDK or boot from this ...
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Virtual machine running Windows XP won't boot after growing hard disk

I have what I thought initially was a common problem. I use a Windows XP Professional VM for work on a daily basis. I was running out of space and I chose to use vmware-vdiskmanager to grow the disk ...
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P2V fails on Windows 7 machine with vmware vCenter Converter

Today I started to convert my physical x64 Windows 7 laptop to using the tool vmware vCenter Standalone converter for my mac book pro. The progress failed at the level of %98. The error is : ...
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virtualized windows 7 from existing disk

I have a laptop that is non functional that had windows vista installed on it. Is it possible to virtualize its harddrive onto my mac?
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Does VMWare Fusion (5) use logical CPU cores before physical ones?

I have a Intel Core i7 quad core CPU in my Mac Book Pro. The processor supports hyperthreading, so I have 4 physical CPU core and 8 logical ones. Now, when I assign 4 CPU cores to a virtual machine ...
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VMWare Fusion 4 - Add batch file to Application Menu

I'm in the process of switching from Full Screen mode to Unity mode. The last item I need is a way to easily execute a windows batch file that I've stored on my windows desktop. Ideally I'd like to ...
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non-persistence in VMware Fusion

I am trying to configure a VMware VM to have a non-persistent disk. This is as simple as making the disk independent f the VM, and selecting the non-persisent option. How do I do this in VMWare ...
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No DNS resolution when running XP in VMWare Fusion with a static IP

I'm winning Windows XP under VMWare Fusion on my OSX 10.7.4 in bridged mode. I need to be able to reference the Guest (XP) via a hostname, as it hosts a server i use in development. To achieve that, ...
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Connect to the localhost of a virtualised PC (VMWare) from Mac

I've found a lot of online help re connecting to a Mac's localhost from inside a virtual PC hosted on a Mac, but not the other way around, which is what I'm after. EDIT - tried to make myself a bit ...
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Is there an option like “Enable absolute pointing device” for VMWare Fusion?

VirtualBox offers this option which allows to share the pointer between host and guest without having to press any host key (i.e., treating the virtual machine windows like any other application ...
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Best way to make a VM image from a live Windows laptop

I have this Windows laptop and it has some mechanisms to detect the hardware it's running on. I'd like to run it under a VM in my MacBook Air. What's the best way to create a VM from this live ...
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Can I set up a VM Host's drives to appear as if they belong to the VM OS?

A couple things. I added two of the host drives to the shared drives area of the VM. Neither of them show up in the VM's OS. What I actually would like to do is configure two of these drives that ...
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Change one keyboard shortcut of VMware Fusion

I'm using Mac, and have installed VMware Fusion to get virtual Windows and Linux. At the moment, by Ctrl + left arrow and Ctrl + right arrow, I could switch among these 3 systems. I would like to ...
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Font sizes changing in VMware Linux guest OS in dual-monitor setup

Good day. I have a Slackware Linux VM that I run on my laptop. I have it setup to use both my laptop screen and an external monitor in full-screen mode so my guest OS can use both screens ...
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Virtual Machine that sees third (data) partition

I have a Mac with three partitions: MacOSX (HFS), Data (NTFS), Windows-Bootcamp (NTFS). Is there ANY configuration that allows Windows see the "Data" partition when run as a virtual machine? (it sees ...
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After 10.7.3 update network does not work in a Vmware virtual machine

I have a macbook running OS X 10.7.2. I run windows xp as virtual machine using vmware fusion 4.0.2. Recently I updated OS X to 10.7.3 and network does not work anymore on the windows xp virtual ...
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How do I pass Insert key to Windows 7 under VMWare Fusion 4.0?

My iMac has an external mini wireless keyboard (so identical to Macbooks) and I need to pass the Insert key to the virtual machine running windows 7 under VMWare Fusion 4.1. Lots of web advice that ...
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VMware Fusion won't boot my Boot Camp partition

I have a Boot Camp partition on my MacBook that I would ultimately like to convert to a VMware virtual machine image. I've installed VMware Fusion and tried to start up my Boot Camp install using the ...