VMware software provides a completely virtualized set of hardware to the guest operating system.

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Ghost Image - windows asks for activation on when deployed to VM

I have several images created with Ghost Solution Suite (v11 I believe), the images have been in use for a few years now, but I am finally to the point where I have enough time to attempt to ...
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Using VMware/Virtual box to simulate a cluster of nodes, but actually using a single machine

I am developing a webapp using Cassandra database which works on a multi-nodes cluster. But I don't have multiple machines to create a cluster while development. How do I create a cluster using the ...
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Number of cores available to VMware Player limited to physical cores or hyperthreaded cores?

I have an i7 with 2 physical cores, because of hyper threading Windows 7 reports 4 cores (at least in the Task Manager). My question is, when allocating cores to a VM in VMWare Player is it taking ...
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Has anyone managed to virtualize Windows 7 on a physical disk?

I have Windows 7 installed on a partition and running fine, but I want to access the parition from my Ubuntu installation with VirtualBox. I have created the virtual disk file and everything, but ...
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Workstation. Taking snapshot with or without keeping machine ON

Please let me know if it makes any difference in disk space if you take snapshot with or without keeping machine ON? What is the recommended practice?
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Thinkpad trackpoint scrolling with VMWare

ThinkPads have a middle mouse button for scrolling, sort of like a mousewheel. The trouble is, when I'm using VMWare, the scroll messages don't seem to get through to the guest operating system and ...
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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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Mouse button gets “stuck” down in VMWare guest OS

I'm using 64-bit Fedora 13 on 64-bit VMWare Workstation 7.1 (on Windows 7 Pro) and I'm having an issue with the mouse button. Everything works just fine unless I click and drag off the guest OS ...
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I get “Not enough storage is available to process this command” whenever I install a driver

If I try to install any driver(I tried Vmware, Virtualbox and my webcam driver) I get the error Not enough storage is available to process this command I tried increasing the IRPStackize as ...
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How to hide from a program that it is running on a virtual machine?

Some software contains tests to see if they are running on a virtual machine. It's very unpleasant to see alert messages such as "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine." and have ...
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Host system resets (crashes) when using VMWare or VirtualBox and 64-bit guest systems

I have been trying to install virtual systems on VMWare for a while now and encountered strange behaviour from my PC. The behaviour is as follows: On "automatic" virtualization mode it either ...
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Do VMware, Virtualbox & Virtual PC play nicely together?

Lately VirtualBox has been a bit unstable and I want to try other VMs. If I install VMware and Virtual PC on the same host as VirtualBox will it cause problems (eg. crash the host)? What if I try to ...
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What is the best VM for developing WPF apps from within OS X?

All of my machines are Macs (Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini (and Apple TV 2.0 too! :) ) but for my day-job, I develop .NET/WPF applications. Normally I just boot into Boot Camp and ...
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Installing then Running VMware or VirtualBox causes my Windows 7 PC to not boot up after shutting down?

At work I use a Windows 7 PC but I am a programmer and face problems in Windows while working on some types of development, so I want to have a virtual Ubuntu Linux machine that I can use when I ...
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VMware Printing vs Hyper-V Printing

In VMware once you connect to your virtual machine, you can access the printers from your host machine. This is a very nice feature, you don't have to setup the printer for your virtual machine. I was ...
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Why does my F12 key turn into a tilde key sometimes?

I'm using Ubuntu, Yakuake, and VMWare Server 2. I've left Yakuake with the default F12 hotkey, and it's worked perfectly for months. I recently started using VMWare Server 2 to run a couple of Ubuntu ...
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How can I connect via SSH (Putty) to my VMWare machine (Ubuntu)?

I'm trying to connect to my VMWare (Workstation 7.1.3) machine (Ubuntu Lucid) via SSH. I've read through some other posts, but I can't figure this out. I ran ifconfig, and got a inet addr: and Bcast ...
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Making VMware player fullscreen in windows?

How can I make VMware player run the VM in full screen in windows? I'm using VMware Player 4.0.2.
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OSX 10.10 Yosemite slow on VMware

I was having OSX Mavericks 10.9 in Vmware. It was working fine with VMware Tools installed and SVGA Drivers also. When Yosemite released, I updated it from App Store. I cam across many problems on ...
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Doesn't VirtualBox 4.0 support drag-drop file copy yet?

Version 4.0.0 will be new major release. The following major new features were added: -New settings/disk file layout for VM portability; see the manual for more information. -Open ...
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Build a Development and testing at home(via VM)

I need a consult in building a home development and testing environment, I'll describe what I had in mind: I'm a web developer, hence I don't need such top performance hardware, I'm planning on having ...
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What is VMWare bad at? (What should i not use it for)

Yesterday i decided to test a few programs and i decided to run a blizzard game. It ran so slowly that it was unplayable. It makes sense that accessing the GPU is slow (at least i think it may be) but ...
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VMWare Invisible Mouse Pointer

When I work remotely and remote desktop from my WinXP machine to a Win7 box everything is fine. When I launch a virtual machine from within that Win7 box and use my mouse pointer it is invisible ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 doesn't accept keyboard input when running under VMware on Windows 7

I have just installed Ubuntu for the first time using VMWare on Windows 7. Everything has been installed smoothly but after the installation, the login screen username prompt appears. When I try to ...
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Can I use android app on PC?

I use android-x86 on PC using VMware or virtualbox. I wonder how I can install android application. (Assume that the app is freely available from android market.) My PC OS is Windows 7 (32bit)
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how to visit Virtual Machine by hostname

I have been using VMWARE for quite a while. In order to visit guest machine from host machine, usually I would create a bridge interface in the guest machine and using ssh to login to the guest ...
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Going from Windows XP to WIndows 8

We have an in house custom app that was built in VB 6. The in house app is a SQL database app and was built for Windows XP. We have to replace a computer here an there, and since we are buying Windows ...
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How to launch VMWare Server?

I'm feeling really dumb asking this, but VMWare Server has stumped me. I've installed VWware Server 2.02 on Windows Vista. I want to install XP in a virtual machine. All instructions start with ...
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What Virtualization Servers support Windows Clients with Direct X?

In advance I'd like to state this question is similar to its predecessors here and here but, those questions are old and I would like an up to date answer based on current technology. I want to host ...
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How to mount a .vmdk VMWare virtual harddisk outside of the virtual machine

I've got the virtual harddisk (VMWare .vmdk file) of an old (crashed) virtual machine. How can I open this to extract files without booting from it or attaching it to a virtual machine? I know ...
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Is there a way to virtualize Mac OSX in Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run Mac OSX within Windows Virtual PC? I have heard rumors that there is a way to run Mac OSX Server in a Virtual Machine in windows. I know this is not exactly ...
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What is the preferred way to access physical drives from VMware virtual machines?

I have several virtual machines running Windows XP using VMware (v.6) which I use to install and use applications I don't want on the main host OS (WinXP). I need to access data on the physical drives ...
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nmap says 0 hosts up even though I can ping

I'm running Metasploit from Win 7 x64, and I've set up my Metasploitable 2 virtual machine on VMware Player. I can ping Metasploitable's IP address from the Metasploit console, however if I use nmap ...
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How to “port” a current Win7 host into a VMWare image?

I'm planning on replacing my current host OS with a linux distro and then load the replaced OS as a virtual machine for apps that require Windows. Does anybody have a clue if something like this is ...
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How can I emulate more virtual CPU processor cores than physically available on Windows?

Is there a way that I could emulate the number of logical/physical processors for Windows like virtualization (VM) ? I need to simulate processors of about more than 64 and see some minor ...
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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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VMWare Virtual Machines with shared file system resources

I need to share some folders between two different VMWare virtual machines, one running Linux and one running Windows 7. How I can do that in simple way?
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Tips for running Windows 95 inside of VMWare Workstation 7?

I have a number of old games I'd like to play which seem to only run well inside of Windows 95. I therefore have endeavored to get a Windows 95 installation running inside of VMWare. However, when I ...
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Converting .GHO to .vmdk

I am trying to convert a ghost image file of a drive to a VMware disk image. I am following the command found here and get the following error (made 2 attempts): I can't find much in the way of ...
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vmware linux headers not found for ubuntu 10.10?

I've installed Vmware 6.5 on Ubuntu 10.10... when I start vmware player/workstation its asking for linux kernel header for some compilation but I'm not able to find the appropriate package, see the ...
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Moving VMware OS image as primary OS on a system

How can you take a VMware image and place it onto other hardware systems as the default OS? I want to do this with my Ubuntu VM's
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Error while validating for Ubuntu 12.10 Kernel headers

I have my VMware Player (v 5.0.0 build-812388) all up and running Ubuntu (12.10) from my Windows (Win 7) machine. When I launch sudo vmware-config-tools.pl, it tries to search for kernel Searching ...
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Convert VMDK to ISO

I have a disk image that is in VMDK format, and I would like to convert this to an ISO so that I could use this outside of a virtual environment. I know that, at first impression, these formats don't ...
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How can I know if a computer supports hardware-assisted virtualization before I purchase the computer?

I'm an iPhone programmer who is no longer in possession of a personal Mac computer on which to use XCode. I have two Windows desktops, and I would like to run OS X in VMWare rather than purchase ...
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Create Local DNS Record

I created a new VM, and was able to ping it using its IP address. However, I can't ping it by name - even though it belongs to the same "WORKGROUP" as my other windows machines. What makes this ...
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Cannot connect to guest OS from host OS

I have installed OpenSUSE on VMWare player as guest OS and my host OS is Windows XP. What I want to achieve is to send message from my host (i.e XP), say on port 7000 and receive it on a specific port ...
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VMWare Fusion - Which runs better, Windows 7 vs XP? 32bit or 64bit?

Looking for some advise on whether I should expect better or worse performance out of VMWare Fusion when hosting Windows XP vs Windows 7. Does 32bit vs 64bit make a huge difference? I'm a developer ...
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Vmware: Mouse pointer stops for a sec when changing focus to guest

Host OS: Windows 7 x64 (up2date) Guest OS: Linux Mint xfce LTS (maya) (x64) Vmware Workstation 9.0.3 VMware Tools is installed and seems to work. Problem description: When my mouse pointer moves ...
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How do I forward a SSH port from any interface to a specific IP?

Here's the scenario: I have a desktop, running Windows 7 Ultimate. This desktop has VMware Workstation on it, and a virtual machine running a custom linux, that has OpenSSH installed and working. ...
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How to copy command line text to host clipboard while using Ubuntu on VmWare?

I have host machine running Windows 7 and VmWare running Ubuntu in command line mode. When I am trying to copy content of command line of client machine to host machine - it is not working. There is ...