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Tools to compress and store Vmware images

Is there any Vmware or 3rd party tool to compress and store large vmdk files?
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VMware: what are the “vpxuser” and “dcui” user accounts for?

I am using VMware ESXi 5.1, and apart from the root account which I am using to manage my hypervisor, there are two more accounts: vpxuser dcui I don't know what these accounts are for, I don't ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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How do I convert a VirtualBox VDI file to a VMware vdmk?

I'm using VirtualBox 2.1.4 and want to convert a VDI file to load it in VMware Player (3.0.0 build-197124 on Vista Home Premium). I think I can change the VDI format to vmdk with a tool provided by ...
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VMware host-only networking Internet access

I am running a Ubuntu Linux VM using VMware Player on a Windows 7 host. I don't want to connect directly to the network or use NAT; I need host-only networking but also need Internet access. How can ...
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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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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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vmware tools support in Ubuntu 11.04 guest OS

I have been trying to get vmware tools support successfully configured and started in my Ubuntu 11.04 guest. I am running a current version of vmware workstation on Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate with an ...
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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 Player will completely hide taskbar, and behave oddly after locking workstation

At work, I develop on a PC running Windows Server 2008 R2. Due to some application constraints, I also run a Non-Commercial version of VMWare Player using Windows 7 on top of my Windows Server. When ...
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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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VMware workstation install problem

I've been trying to install VMware workstation 7.1.4 on my windows 7 computer. I know I've already posted something similar to this, but this totally different situation. Whenever I open the ...
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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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shrink size of ova file in virtualbox

I've got an Ubuntu 64bit VM that I derived from a ~1GB ova file, I used it under VMware vSphere to install some more software on it and use the system against a few datasets that took some 2-3GB of ...
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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 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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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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VMware ballooning state from inside guest

There's tools (e.g. extop) to check VMware ballooning state from VMware host. I'm using VMware to run CentOS 6.3 and when ballooning stars consume memory to reclaim it back to ESX host, my system ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu: Screen resolution doesn't fit size of monitor (Vmware)

I have just installed ubunto in Vmware Player and it works great, but all of the resolutions it gives me there isn't one to fill the entire screen. I was scouting around the net and found this, - ...
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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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OS X - Reading vmdk files

Is there any way I can browse or convert vmdk files into a format that lets me browse the files contained in them.
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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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Can I run a virtual machine from external USB drive?

A question regarding how to setup my VMs on internal/external disks. First, here's my setup: Host OS: Windows 10 Processor: i7 5600U RAM: 16 GB VMware Workstation Player (Licensed) I have 3 VMs so ...
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How to install vmware tools in android x86 VM?

I create and install a virtual machine by VMWare. Is there a way to install VMWare tools in Android x86 VM to share files between this machine and host? if yes so what is it? Win 7 running at host.
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VMware Player Ubuntu display is duplicating (triplicating) the monitor

I am using VMware Player 6.0.2 and I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I recently upgraded my VMware Player, I now have duplicate/triplicate (and sometimes even more) displays going on at the same ...
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How to use the control key in VM Ware?

When I use the control key and I click with the left mouse button, it behaves like the right mouse button. I don't want this, I want to select multiple files when I hol the control key. I've tried ...
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sysprep base image in vmware vsphere for Windows OSs

What exactly does sysprep do and when should it be used? I deploy many VMs and VDIs by cloning other VMs or deploying from templates. I am working on updating the base images and have done all other ...
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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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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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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 Workstation cannot sync with disk before abort. Disk *.vmdk may be inconsistent

I have a VMware image on a external hard disk, but the power supply shut off abruptly. The next time I tried to start that image, the image started booting into the OS (Windows XP), but would ...
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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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Share internet connection from virtual machine with host machine

Ok this is a little bit strange, I hope you will understand. I have an internet stick, that only works in windows XP. My laptop is running Windows 7 64 bit. So I have set up vmware, with a windows xp ...
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How Do I Access localHost From VMware

I've created a new WinXP vitual machine on my win7 using VMware player. The VM is using NAT to share the host's Internet connection and when i put http://192.168.163.2/ in IE on VM, i can easily ...
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Using VMware's ESXi, can I plug in 30 USB Wireless adapters and allow each of 30 VMs one?

I'm assuming ESXi will act very similarly to VMware Workstation or other products, so answers based on knowledge of those programs might also help. I want to plug in 30 USB Wireless or Ethernet ...