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Failed to load Ubuntu virtual machine from vmdk

I'm trying to move my cloud Ubuntu environment to virtual machine. These are the steps I've done so far: 1) Create disk image with dd command and moved it to my Windows OS. 2) Converted it to .vmdk ...
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Assigning fixed IP by DHCP in VMWare Workstation

Windows 7 host OS, Ubuntu 12 guest OS, VMWare workstation 10.0.2. I want my Ubuntu to use DHCP, but to get a fixed IP. Using the Virtual Network Editor I don't see how I can do that - is there some ...
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Assigning number of Cores and Processors to a particular VM

I would like to know if we could assign uneven no of cores under different processors for a particular VM. I mean say for a particular VM we decide to assign 2 Processors and a total of 3 cores, ...
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Unable to ping from local os(operating system) to virtual machine(vm ware) os( both on a same machine).

I am unable to ping from my windows 7 to virtual machine (ubuntu 14) which is installed on the same system or vice versa. But form other system i am able to ping and everything is working fine. What ...
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How to debug intermittent slow VMware startup and shutdown times

I've been running 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Ubuntu or Centos Linux under VMware for a while. Usually things work very well, but sometimes the VM startup or shutdown times can be pretty long. ...
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Can I run virtualized 64-bit Operating Systems if my CPU doesn't support VT-X?

I have installed VMWare 10.0 workstation on my Compaq CQ60-615DX laptop. The Operating System is Windows 7 Home Premium. When I tried to run Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit in a virtual machine in VMWare I get ...
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Same keyboard settings for OSX VM & Windows 8 host

I have OS X Mavericks Virtual Machine installed(using Vmware workstation) in my Windows 8. How can we change keyboard settings in OSX so that a windows user will be able to use same(or almost same) ...
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ESXi and ghettoVCM - rotate weekly backups to (2) different drives

I am using ghettoVCB to perform VM snapshot backups on an ESXi server. ghettoVCB has a config file that stores parameters for performing the backup. One of the parameters is the destination path, ...
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Suse Enterprise Server 12 - Resize Root partition

I have a Suse Enterprise Server 12 installed on a VMware server, I want to be able to increase the root volume, ideal I would like to be able to set it to auto expand. below is the layout. df -h ...
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How To Route Static IP to VM-WARE Instance

So I have orderderd a server from a hosting company, and they have given me a 5 public ip addresses, how would I go about assigning these ip addreses to each individual vm instance? I have read ...
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Mac Yosemite virtualization

Is it possible to run Mac Yosemite on vmware? For information: Apple allows full virtualization of its operating system, provided that it is installed on Apple hardware which is also running OS X ...
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an issue with VMWare Workstation 10 and three monitors

I'm having a bit of a problem with using three monitors with VMWare Workstation 10. When only two monitors are enabled in the system I have an option to "Cycle Multiple Monitors", available from the ...
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VirtualBox and VMware is crashing in my computer

I am trying to install VirtualBox or VMware in my windows 8.1 PC but I encounter various problems. VirtualBox freezes my PC when installing it and I have to reboot. VMware froze my PC once or twice ...
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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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Mint on VMware sometimes not responding

It's a problem similar to this: similar old thread I have this Mint guest VM on VMware with bridged connection and I have here open ports for ssh and http connection. Im conecting remotely and ...
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I want add a new virtual sd card into vmware desktop

I have a VM Ware desktop virtual machine. I need a "virtual" SD Card, but there is not in hardware list and i can't add it.
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How to run VMWare Player on my Windows 7 machine without VT support?

I am using VMWare Player v 6.0.2 build-1744117, I want to run Ubuntu 12 using it, but it gave. Binary translation is incompatible with long mode on this platform. Long mode will be disabled in this ...
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How can I install Puppy Linux on a VMware VM? (Does it really reach HOWTO complexity?)

I am trying to install an Ubuntu-compatible Puppy Linux VM, and am concerned that this looks like the most difficult VMware Linux installation I've seen yet. I've seen ...
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Use host DirectAccess connection in VM guest

At the moment I'm doing some development work in a VM guest. Normally I'm at the customer office and able to connect to the servers over there. As I'm also working remote, I need to connect to the ...
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Why from a virtualized Ubuntu system I can't discover the ip address of my router?

I am not into computer network and I have the following problem finding my router IP address. I have a Windows 8 PC on on which it is installed VmWare Workstation that virtualizes Linux Ubuntu. The ...
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How important is hardware compatibility with Linux when running it on VMWare player with a Windows 7 host?

I will be getting a laptop provided to me for training which requires running Kali Linux through VMWare Player. We are primarily a Windows shop and as such I'm not sure how compatible the laptops are ...
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Corrupted text file recovery (Win7 x64)

I'm having some difficulties in recovering the contents of a .txt file. While writing to a text file, on a Win7 x64 virtual machine, the host machine crashed. After rebooting, I noticed that 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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Image of somewhat proprietary linux distro boots with only ~ 1G RAM in vmware instead of full assigned capacity

I've booted a Linux box in VMWare Player, and assigned 4GB of RAM memory to it. However Linux can't seem to find more than 885MB. I've tried to boot with mem=4096M parameter to both kernel and ...
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Xorg configuration to switch between ttys (FreeBSD)

I'm using FreeBSD on VMWare. I'm installing/configuring Xorg. To get a .conf file I used Xorg -configure I tested it with Xorg -config /root/xorg.conf.new -retro It seemed to be okay, so I ...
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Access the Host PC inside the VM? - Workstation

Is there a way where I can access the Host PC inside the virtual machine I created? I'm using TightVNC to access the virtual machine I created (windows) and was wondering if I can access the host PC ...
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Limit vmware virtual pc to certain computers

I need a virtual pc, that is only usable in our workplace. So If someone copy this virtual hard drive and take it home, they can't get the files from it. How Can I achieve this? Is it possible to ...
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VMWare Workstation - Set maximum size and what will be the consequences?

Our vm file doesn't have a maximum size. We didn't get to set one. The file size is now atleast 120GB. What can we do to stop it from growing? Do we need to set a maximum file size and if we do, what ...
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Shared Storage On vSphere Hypervisor Free Edition

I have a server that is currently running Windows 2008 on one hard disk, with all data stored on a second hard disk. I'm looking to replace the OS, and would like to install a virtual hypervisor on ...
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assign static IPs to vmware

So I have 2-3 VM images that i will be working upon daily. And they get connected to three different IPs, and i am using MobaXterm to connect to these three different images using their IP addresses. ...
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How can I force Windows to use the Internet connection of a virtual network adapter?

I am running Windows 7 on a virtual machine. I have VPN Gate installed on this machine. This VPN software creates a virtual network adapter and configures it with an interface metric value of 1. I ...
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Accessing website out side the Vmware

Id like to ask you a question and i appreciate your valuable time. My website is hosted in a guest system Ubuntu inside Vmware10, how can i access my website outside the Vmware? Thanks for giving my ...
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How to create iso/image/installation from Windows XP-installation for use VMware

I'm using VMware and want to create a virtual machine with Windows XP. For this I want to use the Windows XP-installation of another computer, I don't have the cd, so I want to create a iso/image ...
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vmware horizon view client 5.3 for windows: block printer redirection

I'm using vmware horizon view client 5.3 and I want to disable printer redirection. I don't want that the local user printers appear on the view desktop Thank you!
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How to Install VmWare's VM as independent Operating System [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.01 Server installed inside VMWare WorkStation 10 and have OpenStack cloud deployed in it. What I want to do is that install this created VM in my system as an independent OS. Is ...
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How to access VMWare's server from host windows

I'm using VMWare to setup apache. I set Network Adapter to Host-only and I can access my ip (192.168.130.128) or localhost from browser in Ubuntu successfully. However, when I want to access it from ...
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VMWare Workstation - Shared VMs - Mutiple Save Locations

I have been playing about with VMWare Workstation 10, and would like the Host to act like a server, i.e. I would like it to start the guests on start-up and shut the guests down on host shut-down. ...
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Windows 7 on top of VMware - RabbitMQ

I`m running windows 7 on top of VMware. I installed Erlang and then RabbitMQ and from some reason the RabbitMQ starts and then stops. I tried to check the port using netstat and RabbitMQ is the only ...
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Entire ESXi 5.1 server locks up since yesterday

Since yesterday I suddenly stumbled upon a very absurd problem. My setup is an ESXi 5.1 home server with two VMs: a Debian (for mail, printing, webhosting, telephony, and more) and a ZFSGuru (FreeBSD ...
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How can i build home SAN with SATA drives only

In my home i have 5 user using different computers and we have one server with vmware Esxi on it to use for virtual machines The problem i am having is storage i have desktop where i have stored 7 ...
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How to clone a VM, without purchasing additional tool? [closed]

I am looking for a free way to clone a machine in vsphere. I am using ESXI 5.0, I cannot seem to find that option. All my research lead to commercial packages. Do I need to pay to have that ...
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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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Best way to provision vSphere VMs remotely

Edit: Sorry, should have mentioned this upfront: looking for a Linux-only solution here. I'm looking for a way to automate the process of provisioning vSphere VMs remotely. I'm wondering what is ...
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Move files from one server directly to another server without writing to PC disk

Forgive me if I word this Poorly. I'm working with a Linux desktop and several ESXi hosts. Lets name my desktop Desk-1 and the ESXi hosts ESXi-1 and ESXi-2 for simplicity's sake. I'd like to move ...
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Windows 7 SP1 on VMware, fresh installation, same winsxs size after updates?

The size of my Windows 7 SP1 instance on VMware is getting huge, and a considerable part of it is the winsxs directory. If I create a fresh Windows 7 SP1 instance, and allow Windows to install the ...
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Virtual Machine faster than host computer?

It seems impossible, I am shocked. I installed Windows 7 on my PC, it took about 30-40 minutes to install, and normal boot (when there's no program installed) takes me about 30 seconds. I run a VM on ...
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VMWare - restart client X server

If a VM's X server is frozen, is there a way I can restart the X server (send right-alt+sysrq+k to the client) without the host intercepting the key combination/causing a restart of the host's X ...
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Random freezing on ESXi environment across several servers

Over the past couple of weeks we've been experiencing some issues with our ESXi based VDI environment whereby Windows 7 Desktop images randomly freeze throughout the day. This can happen on any VDI ...
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vmware OSX 10.9, Internet keeps loading (Bridged)

I've a vmware workstation 10 installed on my windows 8.1 laptop, I installed a 10.9 version of mac os. All works very well, can do everthing but I run again in problems with my internet connection.. ...
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How large can a VMware datastore be? Name of VMWare software that monitors single server/multiple servers?

I had an interview and was asked the following questions about VMWare. I'm eager to know the answers, please help me : How large can a VMware datastore be? What is the name of the VMware software ...