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VMware Workstation stability on Linux

I'd like to know if VMware Workstation 10 is running stable under Linux Debian or Ubuntu!? I'm planning to build a new server for visualization purposes to run different VM's like Windows Server. ...
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Shared folders in VMware workstation

In VMware workstation is there a way to share an already existing folder in a guest operating system, with the host operating system? I tried following these instructions but they seem to be written ...
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Windows 7 having high physical memory usage, how to reduce it?

This is a pro active question, right now I am not facing any problem, thou it may create a problem anytime which I just can't afford. I am using VMware® Workstation - version - 8.0.1 build-528992 I ...
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Virtualizing existing Linux partition on the local machine using VMWare Workstation 9.0

I am trying out VM Workstation 9.0 on Windows and I am tried to run the existing linux partition by following steps blow: Create a new VM > Advanced > Choose to install the OS later > select Debian 6 ...
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Installing Fedora 17 on vmware workstation 9

I am trying to install Fedora 17 on a remote machine through VMWare Workstation 9.0.0. I can start the machine in recovery mode just fine, but when the desktop loads I get a message saying: Oh no! ...
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Can you boot to boot.wim (winpe) in vmware?

I have been testing my WinPe builds by committing my winpe files, copying over my build to a flash drive, and then booting to that flash drive on a different computer. I was wondering if there was a ...
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VMWare Workstation MSI Failed Install Windows 7

When attempting to install VMWare Workstation 6 (as well as when I attempted to install an evaluation version of 9), the installer fails with an error simplay stating that '~\vmware workstation.msi ...
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Access VMware based webserver from any computer via internet

I have created a web server(ubuntu server OS), on my web-development machine, using VMware Workstation. Now I want that I could point my website's nameservers to this virtual machine servers & ...
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Is it possible to include Host OS in VMWare Workstation tab switching?

VMWare Workstation in full screen mode has a toolbar that allows for convenient switching between running VMs. However, to switch back to the host OS, it seems that VMWare needs to be minimized, ...
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VMWare Workstation 8.0: Entering core quantity for a PC with a quad-core processor

I am at the point in installing Ubuntu 10.04 in VMWare Workstation 8.0 where the following dialog box appears: My physical PC has a AMD 970 B.E. quad-core processor. I've never installed an OS in ...
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Can I launch a program or web link on the host OS from within a VMware Guest VM?

I have some software which won't run on my machine (Windows Vista) so I run it in a VMware VM (Windows XP) using unity, to give me a seamless user experience.TM *8') This generally works very well, ...
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USB not working on VMWare workstation 7 host

After I have installed VMWare Workstation 7 on my Win 7 all USB devices are not working / showing up on my host machine ??
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VMWare Server vs. VMWare Player

I have a lot of experience with VMWare Player but when I tried VMWare server I couldn't get anywhere with it. I want to try it again on Ubuntu 10.04. How is it different from Player? If I want to use ...
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Using wireless networking with VMWare Workstation 6.5

I am using VMWare Workstation 6.5 and have installed Windows XP SP2 on it. My main operating system is Windows 7. When I am hard-wired, I can use the Internet inside VMware, but when I am wireless, I ...
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Installing Video Card Driver on Ubuntu in VMware Workstation?

I'm using VMware® Workstation v7.0.1 build-227600, I've installed it on my Win7 x64 I've installed Ubuntu 9.10 on VMware Whenever I've posted lspci | grep VGA in Ubuntu's Terminal the following info ...
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Windows 7 stuck on welcome screen after installing VMware Workstation 7?

I have Win 7 x64 and I have one account on it without any passwords. I've just installed VMware Workstation 7.0.1 Build 2276000, after that Win 7 stuck on welcome screen and I have to click on the ...
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VMWare Workstation CPU Usage hitting 100%

Is there anything I can do to prevent my Vmware Workstation CPU usage from hitting 100%? I only have one program running on it and it's continuously hitting 100% CPU usage, yet it works outside of the ...
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Resizing physical partition from Virtual Machine

I would like to use a GParted live CD to resize some partition on my laptop. Unfortunately I don't have an USB disk/CD to write the image on. Is there a way to boot gparted on a virtual machine and ...
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VMWare Workstation high CPU - vmware-vmx.exe to virtual machine mapping

I am running several virtual machines (around 7 or so) inside VMWare Workstation on a Windows host. In the Windows Task Manager, I see there is a vmware-vmx.exe process created for every virtual ...
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Unable to launch OS X Mountain Lion VM on VMWare

I have OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 which was running fine up till yesterday. But today, when I tried to launch the same via VMWare Workstation, it is not going past the Apple Logo with activity ...
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Windows 8.1 in a VMWare Workstation 10 guest's mouse is missing, but only sometimes

I have VMWare Workstation 10 running on a Windows 7 machine, hosting a k guest OS. Before upgrading to WS 10 I was using version 9, and the Win8 guest OS ran without difficulty or error conditions. ...
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VMWare Mountain Lion 10.8.3 (AMD) freezes at load after installing VMWare tools

I had a perfectly working Mac OS 10.8.3 image for AMD in which I developed a quietly big app for iPhone. Don't know why, but today I tried installing VMWare tools because somebody was promising more ...
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vmdk file too large but guest os is small

I'm facing a strange issue with my virtual machine. I have an rhel 6.1 guest os running on VMware workstation (9.0.2 build-1031769) hosted on Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit. The size of the vmdk file is ...
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External Hard Disk Connectivity in Ubuntu

I have connected an external hard disk to an Ubuntu Desktop instance running on VMware workstation on my Win 7. I connected the hard disk using the VM -> Removable Devices and connected the hard ...
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What else needed to improve my VMs?

I had my virtual machines up and running for months without any performance issues. Starting today, I noticed the hard drive was very busy reading (I/O) even though a VM was idle. I am on Dell ...
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Windows Explorer is sluggish on host computer while running VMware Workstation

I've noticed that while running VMware Fusion (9.0.2) Windows Explorer on the host PC seems sluggish at times. When I attempt to navigate through the directory structure of the SSD that contains the ...
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Unable to ping host from guest

I installed Linux Redhat 6.3 on VMware workstation 9 as a guest to Windows 7 hosts, but unable to ping the guest from the host, and unable to ping the pc name from the guest. I configured bridge ...
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How to access files on a guest OS from a host OS in VMWare?

It's easy to share a folder which resides on the host file system with the guest OS, but is it possible to do the reverse? i.e. is it possible to share a guest directory with the host OS, so that the ...
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Suspend VMs on host shutdown?

I need to suspend running VMs when the host system (Windows 7 Pro, latest VMware Workstation: 9.0.1 build-894247) shuts down ("Keep VMs running after Workstation closes" is enabled inside VMware ...
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CPU Utilization never crosses 50% Windows 8

I have a Windows 8 RTM Enterprise with VMWare 9 installed. I run a couple of VM's but as you can see in the image below my CPU usage never crosses ~50% with 4 VMs running. Even if I run like 8 VMs ...
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Migrating from VMware to VirtualBox using ovftool.exe

I want to move my existing VMware virtual machine to the VirtualBox. I do as described in https://blogs.oracle.com/fatbloke/entry/moving_a_vmware_vm_to I'm trying to export my VMware virtual machine ...
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Unable to boot Linux from VMware workstation — old/original server died, using cloned logical drive from RAID on single 80GB IDE physical disk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPxrZSe1mKw Long ago, in a galaxy far far away, I managed to hookup an 80GB IDE to a very old machine containing a 4-drive SCSI bay in a RAID5 for a total of 24GB ...
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Feasible to assign 2 processors out of 4 to a vm running windows 7

I currently have windows 7 running on my machine. I need a second version of windows 7 to run as a virtual machine. I have 4 GBs of RAM and 4 processors. I've been doing some research and see a number ...
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How can I: Convert Physical to VM, the machine it's running on

I have virtualized laptops before, when someone gets a new one and doesn't want to quite let go of their old laptop for fear of losing something. This was using VMWare Workstation 7.X. In 8.0 when I ...
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Error while installing ESXi 5

Just wanted to install ESXi 5 under VMware Workstation 8 and I get the following error:
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How do I connect to the server installed on the host machine from a VMware guest machine?

How do I connect to the server installed on the host (physical) machine from a VMware guest (virtual) machine? Things like typing "localhost" in the address bar of a browser in a guest machine don't ...
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Use Mac OS X on VMWare that runs on Windows [closed]

Is it possible to have Mac OS X on Windows 7 using a virtual machine, preferably VMware?
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How to uninstall VMware player in linux

When I start the installer for VMware workstation it says that I have to first uninstall VMware player. But how can I do that? It's not like I installed it with apt-get. I downloaded the .bundle file ...
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Legalities of installing OSX on VMware Workstation? [closed]

I have recently installed OSX Snow Leopard on VMware Workstation. Although I have legally purchased a copy of Snow Leopard, I needed to use a downloaded set of files including a darwin file to ...
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Linux Tiling window manager that works well within VMware (resolution, monitor changes)

I tried to use awesome within VMware, but I'd like to use the ability to change the resolution by resizing the window, and cycling through different multi-monitor modes. Gnome deals with this fine, ...
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Unable to run or install virtual machines - issues with VT

I use VMWare Workstation 6.5 to run VMs on my workstation. I have recently upgraded by motherboard, chip and RAM and I now get a message about the BOIS VT setting when I try to run an existing VM or ...
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Is it possible to run 64bit guest system on 32bit host system under VMware Workstation?

I saw this question aleady Can I install windows 7 x64 in a VPC where the host is vista x86?, but I haven't seen any talk about VMware Workstation. I have version 7 and it is currently installed on ...
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Making VMware workstation install tools nag screen go away

A Windows XP host running VMware 7.1.4 keeps asking to install VMware tools for a Ubuntu guest and I select do not ask again but it continues to ask every-time VMware and that specific guest are ...
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Ubuntu guest os with dual network interfaces resetting resolv.conf

I have an Ubuntu 10.10 guest os on VMWare workstation with two network interfaces. One of the interfaces is bridged with the physical interface and uses dhcp. The other is host-only and uses a ...
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How to make a Windows Server 2008 Virtual machine available to a Vista Virtual machine

I am running Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista on VMWare Workstation 6.5 for the purpose of learning Server 2008 R2. What I desire is a way to network the two virtual machines so the Vista virtual ...
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VMware Workstation 7 + Backtrack 3 - USB Problem

need help. im trying to crack WEP keys here the problems, why my USB wireless adapter stop working when i connect it to VMware+Backtrack 3? when i disconnect it from VMware+Backtrack 3 (connect to ...
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installation of Ubuntu with VMware on Windows

I have installed VMware Workstation on my PC. Now I am getting 3 options: VMware player, VMware Workstation, VMware Network Editor. What option I should use to install Ubuntu? I have Windows on my PC ...
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Cannot install VMware Workstation 7.0.0 on Dell inspiron 506S

I want to install VMware Workstation on Windows 7, but there is no response after clicking the .exe file. Is there a configuration I need to change before installing VMware on Windows 7? Dell ...
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Can I get VMWare Workstation to work with files on an encrypted external hard drive?

I have the following situation: I needed to test some stuff with VMWare VM's. My work desktop machine has a paltry 100GB hard drive which is already mostly full with other software (Office, Visual ...
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Windows 7 machine un-ping'able

Is there some way to track down why a machine is unreachable ? I have got various machines ... some real, some virtual Just created a new virtual Server 2008 R2, running in VMware Workstation, and ...