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

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Unable to mount iso as dvd drive in VMware Fusion 6

I have a newer iMac without an optical drive and some DVDs that I needed to run software off of. This software will have you juggle discs to read data off of them, and the data can't simply be copied ...
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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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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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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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Mac OS X Server 10.6.6 “disables” CPU in VMware Fusion

I installed Mac OS X Server 10.6.0 in VMWare Fusion the other night and it worked perfectly, until I ran Software Update. I upgraded to 10.6.6 through the combo updater, and now when I start the VM it ...
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Do virtual machines perform better on the host HDD or USB drive?

The question I'm asking is kind of general, and I'll give more specifics about my specific setup. Here's the main question though: Do virtual machines generally perform better on the host HDD or is it ...
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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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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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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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/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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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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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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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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How to convert laptop drive for use as VMware image?

I have a windows laptop that recently died (dead motherboard). It being a 7 year old laptop, I decided to give Apple a try this time around and try to use VMware to access my old data if necessary. ...
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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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How do I start programs automatically when Mac OS X boots up? Specifically VMWare Fusion's vmrun to start VMs

How do I configure programs to run automatically when (after) Mac OS X boots up? Specifically I am trying to get VMWare VMs to start automatically after an OS X reboot but running any (non-graphical) ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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How can I simulate a slow machine in a VM?

I'm testing an AJAX-heavy web-application. I develop on a new Mac, but I use VmWare Fusion (currently 3.1.2) to test in Windows XP, using IETester to simulate older versions of IE. This lets me see ...
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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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Does VMWare Fusion negatively affect system performance?

Since installing Fusion my Mac Pro seems to hang (SPOD) more often even when Fusion isn't running. Has anybody else experienced this? My Mac Pro never used to display the SPOD at all but now it ...
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Can you shrink the sparse disk image of a Mac OS X guest OS in VMWare Fusion?

I use VMWare Fusion on my Mac to run a virtual Windows 7 machine, and the Microsoft IE compatibility Windows XP virtual machines. In VMWare Tools on the Windows guest OSes, there’s a “Shrink” option ...
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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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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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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. ...