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XenServer Private/External Network in VMWare Workstation

I am learning XenServer and have created a little project for myself that I am having trouble completing. I have a VM AD server in bridged. This has a static ip that is part of my physical network. ...
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Stop guest VM powering off when switching machines?

I have two machines, both windows. I'm using VM Workstation 11 in one. If I have the VM running on one machine, and I switch to the other one for ~5 minutes, it appears as though the VM powers off. ...
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Unable to get vmware shared folders working in Ubuntu 14.10 Guest

i Installed Ubuntu 14.10 64Bit in VMWare Workstation 10.0.5 within windows 8.1 Enterprise. I installed vmware tools by running the vmware-install.pl script in terminal.But I am Getting an error ...
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Cloning VM causes one of the VM drives to write-protect itself

I am creating a "sandbox" development VM for a locked-down work environment. I am working on a baseline VM, enabled as a "template", and then am testing clones to see if they work after deployment. ...
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VMware player disk clean up

I am currently running the free version of VMware player which corresponds to workstation 10. I am trying to figure out how to run the disk clean up utility to free up space on the virtual drive. I am ...
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vmWare Workstation - unable to drag and drop or copy and paste

I've setup a CentOS 7 VM on my Windows 7 laptop. In the VM settings I have both boxes checked for "Enable drag and drop" and "Enable copy and paste" and yet I'm still not able to move over even a ...
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Files randomly become inaccessible when using HGFS (VMWare Shared Folders)

I'm using VMWare Workstation for building some software (due to idiosyncratic requirements of the build process). Source code resides on the host and accessed by the guest via HGFS (VMWare Shared ...
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Windows shutdown taking forever after running few virtual machines

I'm often using two or three virtual machines running on a host Windows 7 x64 SP1. After suspending all of them I'm experiencing very long shutdown of a host workstation (ca. 20 mins.). Normally when ...
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The smallest Linux that can support VMWare Workstation and networking [closed]

Setting aside the hardware, this is what I need to do: install the smallest possible Linux, but it can support this three features: Connect to a network using Ethernet Firewall Support VMWare ...
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Why VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1 not shown in Network Connection?

VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1, VMnet8 and Bluetooth do not show up in Network Connection's. Only the Wireless Network Adapter is shown! What could be the reason for this? Thank you for ...
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Cannot connecto to remote vmware workstation

Hello I have shared VM on my home wokstation. I want to use that VM-s from my work. So I decided to use vmware workstation connect to remote server function. I entered my ip, my windows user name and ...
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VMware Player / VMware Workstation installation in KALI

I have been trying to get VMWare Player/ VMWare workstation installed in KALI Linux for almost ages now. I might look a little exaggerating but I would like to quote it that way to bring about the ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon only runs in software rendering mode in VMware Workstation 11

The Linux Mint (LMDE 201403) virtual machine has VMware Tools installed, and "Displays > Accelerate 3D graphics" in VMware Workstation is checked. VMware Workstation 10 did not show this behaviour. ...
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VMware workstation 11 host-only networking with Kali Linux (Guest) and Windows 8.1 (Host)

I've been trying to set-up a host-only network between my Virtual machine Linux (Guest) and Windows 8.1 (Host) to share Internet connection of Linux VM with Windows 8.1 host. the Linux distribution ...
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VM Workstation Networking

I setup a virtual lab on my windows 7 laptop my windows 7 laptop is getting ip address from my wireless connection. ie. 192.168.1.100 My virtual lab My Virtual DC I use 192.168.2.1 My Virtual ...
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Easy way to save and restore Virtual Network Editor settings in VMware Workstation

I am using VMware Workstation 10 and have set up my Virtual Network Editor to use multiple NICs. Due to some reason (automatic updates I guess) the VNE loses those settings every now and then. Is ...
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How to fix network Connectivity of guest VM moved from one machine to another?

Upgrading my PC, I am moving everything I had in the old one to the new one, including my VMWare Workstation VMs. In my older PC, I had VMWare Workstation 6.5 installed. In my new PC, I have VMWare ...
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VMware Workstation 10.0.5 MSI failed

I am upgrading to VMware Workstation 10.0.5 from 10.0.4. The upgrade process has removed 10.0.4, however when trying to install 10.0.5, I get an error: The MSI ...
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Boot physical partition as a VM

I have a physical Ubuntu partition on my HDD that it would occasionally like to boot inside Windows as a VM for file transfer between Windows and Ubuntu and non-intensive tasks inside Ubuntu. How can ...
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Is it possible to access Storage Spaces from Windows 8.1 instance running under VMware Workstation?

I have a single Storage Space (2-way mirror) under Windows 8.1. The disks are in an external eSATA enclosure. It's mounted as a single drive. I'd like to access the data on the Storage Space from ...
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How do I make my website accessible to the internet without a static ip and from a virtual machine?

I have Windows 8 host and I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 server as a virtual machine in vmware. I have installed LAMP server and I am trying to host a website from it. I have created a virtual host. my ...
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Does VMware 11 provide real GPU up to 2GB memory allocation or just facilitates allocating the same VRAM that comes from the allocated RAM?

Their advertisement is pretty confusing: Graphics-intensive applications can now be given an additional boost by allocating up to 2 GB of video memory per virtual machine. I just want to confirm if ...
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Deleting VMWare virtual disk?

Alright, so I think I may have made a mistake. I made a couple virtual machines, allocated them 60 gigs each, and then when I messed up I just went to the Virtual Machines folder and deleted them. ...
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Virtual Win 7 machine irreparable on reboot (with pending Windows updates)

I have a virtual Windows 7 machine running in VMWare Workstation. Every time I reboot, Windows updates are configured and installed, the boot process fails, and finally the system attempts and fails ...
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vmware workstation - cannot change network to bridged

i'm using vmware workstation 11. I can not bridge my network adapter. When i view Virtual network editor, there is not any bridged vmnet. I have NAT vmnet8 and host-only vmnet1. I added vmnet0 and ...
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VMware Workstation 11 console fonts

I have installed VMwware Workstation 11 on Windows 8.1. I have created a virtual machine and I am trying to install CentOS 6.5 into it. The issue is that the VM window is being shrunk to a small size ...
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Ubuntu 4.10 installation stuck during loading cdrom driver

I'm installing Ubuntu 4.10 with the official Intel x86 iso on VMware workstation 10. But the installation stuck during loading cdrom driver, saying No Common CD-ROM Drive was detected I tried to ...
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VMware - Windows 7 Change System Manufacturer and System Model

For a Windows 7 VMware Virtual Machine (VMware Workstation), I'd like to change the "System Manufacturer" and "Model". I've tried modifying the registry, but the values always return to the default ...
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What settings are required for VMware Workstation shared VMs to be accessible with ZoneAlarm Free Firewall installed?

I have Workstation 11 installed on a Win 8.1 Pro system. I just installed ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 2015 and now can no longer access my locally shared VMs, either from the machine they are installed on ...
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VMWare Workstation 10.0.3: Unable to open kernel device “\\.\Global\vmx86: The system cannot find the file specified.”

VMWare Workstation keeps displaying me the error "\.\Global\vmx86: The system cannot find the file specified." when I try to start a VM. I am using Workstation on a computer with multiple users. ...
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VMware workstation Unable to open .vmx file not found

I created multiple VMs using VMware Workstation 10 on a Windows 8.1 host. Then I booted my host into Ubuntu 14.04 and openend the .VMX in VMware Workstation 10 as well. Everything worked fine. After ...
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What's the difference between vmware linked clone vs snapshot

What's the difference between taking snapshot in vmware and linked clone? which one is better for performance? why do I choose one and not the other"?
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Instruct VMWare to Ignore certain keys

I am wondering if it is possible to have my guest OS in VMWare ignore certain key codes/key strokes. I have certain keys and keystrokes used to change the volume control and switch desktops in the ...
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Can't access SerialPort on virtual machine

I'm using VMware Workstation 10.0.4 with a Windows 8.1 64bit as OS on the virtual machine (and the host system). Now I am facing the problem that though the serial port is mapped into the virtual ...
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Control vmware workstation network “bandwidth” settings from command line

Is there a way I can use the command line to adjust the network bandwidth settings of a running VMware Workstation instance?
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VMware freezing the computer when exiting

No matter what OS I've installed, whenever I suspend / shutdown the virtual machine. the computer freezes. noting I can do, sometimes it give some weird sound in a loop .. I'm running the Windows 10 ...
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Can't resolve my name when under VMware workstation

I have a VMware workstation on main host running 'CentOS' and 'Windows Server 2008.' The Main host is behind enterprise network environment with Cisco/Juniper routers and switches. I have an AT&T ...
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Why no internet connection on vm using another vm as router vmware?

I'm trying to connect to the internet using virtual machine as router but I'm getting unknown host when pinging google or any other website. Here are my settings I am using vmware workstation 9 and ...
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VMware workstation occasionaly can't use all my physically memory?

My VMware workstation occasionally gives me "not enough physical memory available to start this VM" when I have 2-3GB assigned to my VM and in my preferences I have 6GB ram for all my VMs and my ...
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VMWare Workstation guests cannot access the network with ethernet switch inline

Solved this, see my comment following this main post. ================== I have a pair of Windows 7 hosts running VMWare Workstation 10 and Ubuntu guests. I recently introduced a Netgear ethernet ...
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Can't install any OS updates in Windows 8.1 run inside VMware Workstation 10.0.4

I have a fresh, clean installation of Windows 8.1 Pro (x64) inside Workstation 10.0.4 on a host that is a Windows 8.1 Pro (x64) as well. Host runs on a i7-4771 processor and all virtualization ...
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How to share VPN established in VMware guest VM with host

Is there a way to share a VPN connection which is established in a VMware guest running Windows 7 with the host running Ubuntu 14.04? I tried NAT and Bridge, but I cannot seem to access VPN endpoints ...
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Can't ping from vmware to another pc (request time out)

I have 2 Computers (pc1 , pc2) pc1 is running under windows 7. (IP: 192.168.1.100) pc2 is running under winXP under vmware workstation9 (IP: 192.168.1.50) I created a network between them ...
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how to connect laptop SD card reader to vmware workstation 10 [duplicate]

I'm running vmware ws 10 on win7, and running fedora 17 under vmware. I'd like to access my laptop's sd card device from Linux, by connecting vmware to the sd card reader. This works fine with other ...
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Install Citrix Netscaler vpx 10 in VMWare

I am trying to install Citrix NetScaler vpx 10 for VMware. So i downloaded the Citrix NetScaler trial version from official website. It contained 3 files 1> .VMDK file 2> .OVF file 3> readme file I ...
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Linux Mint shows black screen on VM ware

I installed Linux mint in my VM Ware workstation . I have installed Hadoop , Hbase and Hive in the Linux. My system shutdown unknowingly and after that whenever I start the VM Ware and power on linux ...
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VMWare workstation & dirty hard drives of VM Ubuntu 14.04

I have a VMWare virtual machine with Ubuntu 14.04. Host OS - Windows 8.1 On Ubuntu installed program that heavily utilizes hard drives, very often rewrites some files. Size of the all Ubuntu files ...
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VMWare Workstation Stretch Guest disabled

I have Windows 8.1 Pro, in which VMWare Workstation 10.03 is installed. The guest system I use there is Ubuntu 14.04. VMWare tools are installed on the Guest System and I ofen use shared folders with ...
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git commit not working in shared folder under VMware Workstation 10

I'm working in Ruby on Rails under MacOSX 10.9 in VMware Workstation 10. I moved my RoR project folder from the Desktop into my VMware shared folder. The reason is because some character's location ...
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VMNET0 is missing from virtual network editor of vmware workstation 10

I have installed VMware-workstation-full-10.0.3-1895310 on windows 8.1. Although VMware bridge protocol is enable in my LAN adapter but still I am unable to add and switch VMNET0 to bridged mode. It ...