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Why does the EPEL Repo fail on a Centos 7 VM on VMWare Workstation 11?

I created a Centos 7 VM on VMware Workstation 11 on a windows 7 host. I am trying to reach the EPEL repo using sudo yum update -y and I get the following error: [root@localhost vagrant]# sudo ...
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VMWare - Windows Update restarts host, guests lose data. Solutions?

They didn't like my question on Server Fault, so I'm asking here. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate as both the host and the guest under VMWare workstation 11. I try to keep both host and guest running ...
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“The file Specified is not a virtual disk” Vmware Workstation error when PowerOn

I am using vmware workstation 10.0. When I tried to power on one of my virtual machines I got the error "The file specified is not a virtual disk." I had all my files in that virtual machine only, no ...
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separate internet connection for Guest OS

I have 2 internet connections Wifi and Usb Threaded Mobile Internet Connetion host is connected with wifi and GuestOS on VMWare also uses WiFi through NAT. I want to use Mobile internet connection on ...
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VMware 10 - Is it possible to retrieve logs if the virtual disk is stored on USB and then removed?

If I have Windows installed on a virtual machine running VMware 10, with the virtual disk stored on a USB drive: Is it possible for someone on the host system to obtain any information from my session ...
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VMWare Tools: Share and Access Host (Windows) Folders

Probably the best environment for web applications development I have found is by using a virtual machine(Linux Ubuntu) within my host OS(Windows). This way, I can take benefit of Windows based ...
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Configure kernel for vmware - Linux guest support required?

I configure linux (Gentoo) kernel (4.0.1) for vmware workstation (64-bit) and not sure about whether Processor type and features ---> [ ] Linux guest support ---> [ ] Enable ...
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Cannot disable logging for VMWare Workstation 11

I can’t prevent VMWare from creating *.log files in virtual machine folder. In previous Workstation 10 I used to change either *.vmx or config.ini file by adding a line: logging = "FALSE" But now, ...
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Bridged VMware cannot detect any physical network adapter

I have installed VMware Workstation 10.0. My PC has 3 network adapters (Bluetooth, Ethernet and Wireless). And i have already installed drivers for it. . But these adapters haven't detected in ...
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Strange network behavior CENTOS 7 and Vmware workstation

I have fresh install of CENTOS in Vmware workstation 11 on my Laptop running Windows 8.1. I installed samba and everything worked fine. When I disconnected from my home network strange things started ...
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VMware Workstation - Linux/gnome screen saver locking of guest and host

I've got some RHEL6 machines that run VMware Workstation 11 on them. The host and the guest are required to have a screensaver enable after 15min of inactivity that goes to a lock screen. My users ...
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VMware SVGA driver on Windows 95 fails to install

So one day I decided to try out Windows 95 in VMware Workstation (I'm using 11.1.0). I install VMware Tools, however there is an error: This program has performed an illegal operation and will be ...
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Pinch zoom not working in win8 guest os

I have a win 8 os in vmware. pinch zoom not gettting detected. Mine is hp system so installed symantec touchpad driver but still pinch zoom not working. Is there any solution to this.
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VMWare Workstation split vs monolithic disk

After some reading of what's available on the internet it seems that all sources state that monolithic disks are faster, and the only advantage of split disk is portability/compatibility with file ...
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Virtualbox, Warpdrivepercentage: Is the same possible with VMWare?

Virtualbox has a function to slow down a VM. Called "WarpDrivePercentage". Question: Is the same pssible with VMWare Workstation?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Blinking white transparent screen in VMware workstation 11

Whenever I play games in my VMware workstation 11 virtual machine, I get white transparent blinking screen, the blinking screen is covering entire virtual machine screen, and it goes in intervals of 5 ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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VM Machine can't boot from WDS using VMware

I have problem with WDS service in windows server 2012 R2 using Vmware workstation , my setting until now are : the DHCP Role installed and properly working and 60PXEClient option is enabled, and i ...
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VMware Ubuntu Internal IP Address

I have ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS installed on a VMware workstation. I want to run a game server on it so therefore i need to portforward that workstation. To portforward that workstation i need its internal ...
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Operating System showing alerts on each time it is started and Virtual Machines are not starting

Yesterday my system showed that there is some internal memory error 0X00 some number in so many alert boxes,then it showed google chrome crashed.I restarted the system and then it was asking if it ...
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Enable retina options on VMware Workstation

How can I enable my virtual OS X to display the retina options? The display resolution goes up to 2560 x 1440, but I cannot get it to render as a retina display.
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How do I see the folder thumbnail view in VMWAre Workstation 10 while viewing a remote ESXI server

So when using VMware Workstation 10 on your local computer there is a grid thumbnail view where you can see all your VMs displayed (live update small thumbnails) on like a 9*5 grid or something. Yet ...
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CentOS 7 Guest in VMWare Workstation and sound

I remember that there was a tweak that made the combination "CentOS 6 + VMWare WS 10 + audio" working. Alas, I can't quite recall it. I am now working with CentOS 7 + VMWare WS 10 and out of the box, ...
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Having trouble trying to connect to internet in VMWare

I need some help regarding connecting to internet from VMWare. To start with here's the procedures that i've done Installed VMWare Workstation 10.0.2 on my machine that uses Windows 7 64b. Copied ...
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port forwarding in windows 7 to vmware

I have a windows 7 in a network with ip 10.1.1.74 and I have vmware with centos which it's ip is 192.168.160.129 and has configured as NAT with my local windows 7. I have set up a apache httpd server ...
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How to setup VLAN trunk on VMware Workstation guest?

I'm running VMWare Workstation 10 on my Windows 8 home pc. I'm doing a test setup for what later needs to be done on a real server (with ESXi instead of Workstation). The host has two physical NICs: ...
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VMware Host-Only without Host?

The question may seem confusing. I am setting up a malware lab, and would like to create a virtual private network basically between 3 VMs (so I can use tools like inetsim). I am using VMware ...
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VMWare Workstation - vmware-hostd - Anyone know why this is needed and why if I leave VMWare open it uses up 30% of my cpu consistently?

I keep having to end the process even though I may just have the app open with no OS running. I've never had the issue before so not sure what is causing it. I'm on Windows 8.1 if it helps.