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Growing the size of a VM's disk in VMware

I have a VM that I originally gave 10 GB to (using VMware workstation, and Ubuntu 11.10 is the guest OS). I now wish to add to that. I have seen the option to expand the disk size, but all that does ...
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Why do virtual machine files on a ramdisk not run faster than on a physical disk?

I installed a total of 36 GB of memory (4x8 GB + 2x2 GB) onn the host (Windows 7) and I used ImDisk to create a 32 GB ramdisk and formatted it with an NTFS file system. Then I copied the virtual ...
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Should I redefine the VMWare virtual NIC's as endpoint devices to bypass Windows Firewall?

I have VMWare Workstation 8 on Windows 7. I am an applications developer and I need to start developing and testing an integration between enterprise systems. I want to run two virtual machines, one ...
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Start specific virtual machine in VMware in Unity mode on host startup

When I boot up the host computer I'd like the VM to boot up too and enter unity mode. Both OS's are Windows 7. How can I do this?
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Upgrade from VMWare player to workstation

I am a regular used of VMWare Player. I've got Windows XP and linux installed on it. Now I want to install Windows 8. It is not compatible with VMWare player, anyhow. So I googled for solutions. I ...
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VMWare Workstation 8, Sharing a VM without copying them to “Shared VMs location”

I have a host computer (Win7-64) with three different harddrives. It runs several VMs which are distributed among those harddrives for a better performance. Now with VMWare Workstation 8 it is ...
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VMWare Workstation 8 - is there a performance hit on host?

The main question: How much impact does having VMWare Workstation installed? What I mean by that, is VMWare Workstation comes with a bunch of services, a load of network devices, and so on. By ...
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Keep VMWare from auto-closing my virtual machine

I have a VMWare VM running off of a external hard drive. Works great and I have no problems with the set up. What keeps annoying me is that after about 20 minutes of inactivity the VM automatically ...
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VM8 can not change the install directory

Here is a screenshot of my problem: I downloaded the VM8 yesterday, but when I tried to install it, I found that all drivers are missing. I want to install it in different folder under C:, but ...
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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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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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How to use UUID for Physical Drives When Bypassing Host: VMWare Workstation on Win7

I have a Linux guest on a Win7 VMWare Workstation host. I route physical drives from the host directly into the VM. I've noticed in the vmdk for these disks that the mapping in the vmdk to a physical ...
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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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How can I make Windows 7 installs smaller for use with a virtual machine?

Are there anyways to lessen the footprint of a Windows 7 install when installing to a virtual machine? So far it seems to take around 30GB, anyway to reduce this? Thanks!
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Hide annoying VMware hint “To release input, press Ctrl+Alt”

I'm running VMWare Workstation 7 on Windows 7 x64. In the guest OS (also Windows 7 x64) I have VMWare Tools installed, but the VMWare Tools service is disabled. I run the VM in full screen mode and ...
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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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How to increase VMware Workstation 8 performance?

I want to add temporary files to /dev/shm with my VMware but I found this hack to improve the perfomance of the vm: mount -t tmpfs -o size=5G,nr_inodes=5k,mode=700 tmpfs /disk2/tmpfs But I don't ...
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VmWare: How do I mute the beep sound coming from the guest OS?

Even disabling the host beep service (Computer > Manage > Device Manager > Non-Plug and Play Drivers > Beep > Stop) does not stop the guest OS from beeping on the host when clicking ...
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installation doesn't proceed : when starting the setup of VMware 8

When i start the setup of VMware 8 , an incomplete window of installation opens up and installation doesn't start/end . This type of window appears: I have a 32 bit processor with win7 installed . ...
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Can I clone my laptop os and host it with VMware Workstation 8?

Does it make a difference in speed when I use a shared vm instead of a native os? I'm using Linux for web development with a laptop. My server isn't the fastest but it's nice to have this new feature ...
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VMware guest pauses when the host is idle - how do I keep it running?

I'm running VMWare Worstation 7 with Windows 7 x64 as guest, Windows XP x64 as host. Inside the guest I run a long-running console application, which prints out progress messages with timestamps on ...
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When running virtual machines, is VT-x support or higher clock speed better?

I'm looking at building a new desktop workstation. I will be using VMWare Workstation to run virtual machines, probably only one or two at a time. I am currently deciding on CPU and the options I am ...
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VMWare performance difference between using physical disk and virtual disk (VMFS)

Under Windows 7 with VMWare workstation 8, I want to run a Linux-VM with Ext3/4 as guest filesystem. I want the VM to have maximum read/write performance. So I'm thinking about the best hard drive ...
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VMWare on Intel i7-2600[S/K]: VM processor configuration for maximum performance

I have an Intel i7-2600K-processor, which has 4 cores but runs 8 thread because of Hyperthreading. I want to run a Ubuntu-VM with maximum performance under VMWare 8 (host system is Windows 7, and is ...
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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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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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How do I turn off tabs in VMware Workstation?

In VMware Workstation, tabs take up a lot of vertical space which could be better dedicated to the VM. How can I trim the UI components of VMware Workstation?
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Connect Monitor to Physical Server, but have VM on server detect it

I have a built server, with multiple VMs running on it. There is one user account running on the physical server, and on that session, there are multiple VMs running. I use VMware Workstation, to run ...
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Linux framebuffer in VirtualBox compared to VMware

I'm experimenting with virtualization tools, and there is an issue I would like at least to understand or even solve with your help. In short, here is my configuration: Windows XP SP2 32-bit as ...
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Automate VMware to switch to full screen VM after host boots

What I want to be able to do is boot up my Windows 7 laptop, have VMware Workstation automatically load and once that's loaded have it automatically boot one particular VM and have it automatically go ...
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virtual machine internet connection

i am using vmware workstation ace edition. i have rhl 9 as my guest os and windows xp as my host os. i have a wifi connection at home that i use to connect to the internet, using my host os. i would ...
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Why can a VM only have three virtual IDE disks at most in VMware Workstation?

I found I can only add three virtual disks to a guest in a VMware Workstation VM. When I tried to add the fourth disk, the IDE option is disabled automatically. Does anyone know why?
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Installing Android on VMware Workstation?

As you know , we can install different operating systems into Virtual Machines running under VMware Workstation. Is it possible to install Android(4) on VMware-Workstation 8?
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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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Better performance in VMware Workstation 8?

My laptop has only 4GB RAM and core-i3, so I'm trying to set up my vm to run smoothly with those specs. Currently, I have the machine using 2 processor cores and 1.5 GB of memory. However, while the ...
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What disk do virtual machines use in VMWare workstation?

I use VMWare Workstation and keep my virtual machines on a separate physical disk, not my boot drive. Does this mean that the VM's IO will be against that disk when it is running?
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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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What is the Xen/Citrix equivalent of VMware workstation?

Does Xen/Citrix have a workstation/desktop tool to run virtual machines on top of an existing OS? My host machine is Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate.
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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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network of two Host-only VMware

I try to connect two VMware (with WinXP) on/inside on host computer(with windows 7). The configurations are: VM1: network adapter - host-only with ip address: 192.168.10.50 VM2: network adapter - ...
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Difference between 'Custom' and 'LAN Segments' networking options in VMWare 8?

For communicating between VMs, what is the difference between the 'Custom' and 'LAN Segments' networking options in VMWare 8? The documentation is not clear. Does one of them have any advantage ...
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VMware Workstation 8 host-only networks

I need some help how to use the host-only networks of VMware Worstation 8 - I can't reach my Vm from my host, though I have selected host-only as network adapter type. I already googled and checked ...
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Can't access a virtual machine which runs as a service

I'm trying to start a virtual machine (I'm using VMware Workstation 7) as a service on my Windows 7 system, so that it starts automatically with my (physical) host. I used instsrv and srvany.exe from ...
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Automatic resume of suspended machine

Is it possible to configure machine in VMware Workstation to automatically resume from sleep? Either to respect whatever timeout was set from within the machine (using some tool perhaps?) or on the ...
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What are the CURRENT advantages of the VMware Workstation over the VMware Player? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: VMWare Player vs Workstation There's a question here asking about the same, however, it's answer is outdated and incomplete. I was looking for an answer on the VMWare ...
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Vmware workstation 7 guest can't see internet (host-only networking)

I installed Debian 6 on VMware Workstation running on a win 7 host. I set the network adapter to host-only because I want the guest VM for my personal dev machine accessible only by myself. I've set ...
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Use VMWare Workstation or VirtualBox to emulate Windows 7 on Windows 7?

I've got a highly optimized Windows 7 for making music. Up until now I dual-booted into another copy of Windows 7. I use that for Photoshop, testing applications and regular work so the registry of ...
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PuTTY to guest in VMWare workstation: Connection refused

I have the SSH server listening on my IP address in the guest machine (debian2) edarabos@debian2:~$ telnet 172.16.100.128 22 Trying 172.16.100.128... Connected to 172.16.100.128. Escape character is ...
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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 ...