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Can I run my desktop on a bare-metal VM layer to swap between operating systems?

I'm running CentOS as my primary desktop, but I need to be able to use Windows and Ubuntu from time to time to test things on those. As I don't have any extra hardware immediately available, I could ...
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Can I install Mac OS in windows through VMware workstation?

Can I install Mac OS in windows through VMware workstation ? I have VMware workstation software. I want to install Mac OS in Windows 7. Can I?
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vmware player view toolbar options when toolbar disabled

With virtualbox, when you disable the toolbar in fullscreen mode, there is a hotkey that pulls up a menu that allows you to do the same stuff the toolbar would have. I am aware of how to turn off the ...
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Can't install VMware tools on Linux Mint 17

I just downloaded VMWare player 6.0.3 because I had major issues with VirtualBox. I need to share a folder and for this, I need VMware tools. I tried clicking Player>Manage>Install VMware tools: the ...
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how to create ubuntu installable iso image from files

this might be a quite silly question but I lack linux knowlege so here it is... I have an ubuntu VPS from which I need to create a development environment under my WMWare. So I wonder if the ...
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Does VMware warn when VM guest is out of disk space?

I'm running VMware Fushion Version 5.0.5 (1945692). I've got a Ubuntu 14.04 (x64) instance with 20 GB disk. I'm trying to compile Clang, LLVM, Compiler-RT, Extras and LLDB. It was making good progress ...
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How much RAM should I put aside for ubuntu virtual machine

I currently have windows 8 in my laptop with 4 gb RAM.. I recently installed the virtual machine of ubuntu. Now I need to run a tool whose memory requirements are as follows : 1) Atleast 5 gb RAM 2) ...
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Where to add a new sudoer in vCenter?

Currently, in vCenter, I clone new VMs using an Ubuntu 14.04 template and a SimpleLinux customization spec. I now need to add a new user (newuser) and configure it to be a sudoer in /etc/sudoers like ...
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How can I make the computer see a SATA DVD drive as a USB DVD drive?

So, I am using VMware View for thin PCs and a user wants to use the local DVD drive in the VM. It seems that the only way to pass any device in is by USB. I was wondering if there is a way to pass the ...
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Unable to connect to the MKS: Failed to connect to server xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:902, the port is closed

I have a server with Vsphere ESXi 5.5. when i try to start a virtual machine with the vsphere client i get this error: Unable to connect to the MKS: Failed to connect to server 172.16.63.3:902 and ...
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Server on Physical HDD from dead server needs Converting into Virtual Machine

I have dead server wich need reviving, all i managed to retrieve is HDD, is there an easy way of converting this physical HDD into any virtual format that VMWare converter could use? So far i've used ...
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Shared drive with VMware Player

I downloaded Hortonworks Sandbox2.1 and VMware Player and I want to create a file in windows that I can use to access data with Hadoop via VMware Player. First I tried enabling the shared folder and ...
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How to use independent, persistent disk à la VMWare in VirtualBox?

VMware has the concept of "dependent disk" (snapshots are made and used along with the virtual machine), "independent persistent disk" (disk has his own state, no snapshot), "independent non ...
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(Windows 7) Is it possible to reserve one monitor for a single application?

I'm looking for a means of 'Locking' an application to one monitor on my multi monitor display, so that only this single specific application is permanently docked there, and has exclusive use of that ...
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unable to find a suitable fs

I am trying to install edx on a virtual machine. But i am getting problem with apparrmor.When i run command. $ apparmor_parser Warning: unable to find a suitable fs in /proc/mounts, is it ...
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VMWare Player Ubuntu Firefox mouse scroll issue

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware Player 6.03. In Firefox, when I click a section on the scroll bar, the bar scrolls all the way to where my mouse is (as if I'm holding down the left click). I would ...
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vmware player nat network mode not assigning ip to guest os

Hi i am trying to run suse 10 on vamware player. I have the network adapter set to NAT mode however the suse is not being assigned any ip address. Any ideas what might be causing the issue? Thanks
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Why does my swap partition not appear in GParted (runnning Linux Mint in VMWare)?

I'm running Linux Mint 17 in VMWare. htop reports that I have a swap of size 8187MB: http://postimg.org/image/a54es37wd/ I'd like to increase this but GParted doesn't show any swap partition: ...
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Access webapp on guest virtual machine from network

I'm running a webapp via tomcat on my virtual machine (development environment). I'm trying to access this webapp on other computers (other machines on the network, and the host machine) but I am ...
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New to Linux, cannot get my internet to connect in VMWare

I installed CentOS today and did a minimal install. I got everything set up and got Gnome installed but I simply cannot connect to the internet. I can ping my loopback address and everything looks ...
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Why does my PC slow down to a crawl when VMware and ntoskrnl.exe is writing to a data drive?

My PC becomes almost unusable when writing to my data drive. The main suspect which exhibits this issue is VMware Player. The problem does not happen when I myself move files in Windows Explorer or do ...
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Virtual machines on Secure Boot

I have Fedora 20 installed with Secure Boot. I've been trying to make a virtual machine using OracleVM VirtualBox and VMware Workstation, but none of them work (vmmon couldn't be started). After ...
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Virtual disc, missing bootloader. How to boot?

I had a netbook with HDD partitioned into 3. On one of the partitions (say /dev/sda2) i had an instance of Crunchbang Linux installed. I had backed it up using 'dd' command (dd if=/dev/sda2 ...
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How do I install VMWare Tools v8 for Workstation?

I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to install VMWare Tools for Workstation, v8. Where is the download available? Is the ISO available already and I just need to tell VMWare to install?
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checking a CCID Compliance reader in VMware

I have VMware 9.0.2 build-1031769 with BackTrack-5 installed on it. Each time that I connect my ACS-ACR38 card reader to my computer, two below options added to VM > Removable Devices : Q1: What ...
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Running two virtual servers cannot change network configration of second server

I am learning networking. The problem is that i am running two virtual machine of linux operating system on virtual machine whose server addresses are 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.200 respectively. I ...
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how to view the installed operating systems in vmware hypervisor from the monitor attached to the machine

I have installed vmware Esxi 5 on an x64 machine, and also created 3 different operating system on it. Is it possible to login and switch over the three operating systems without remote desktop ? I ...
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ESXi - Solaris ZFS Raids System Drive Failure Recovery (VMDirectPath I/O - raidz pool)

I currently run Solaris 11.1 in ESXi 5.5, with a HBA (disk controller card) passed though to the OS via VMDirectPath I/O and a raidz pool (called Vault). The OS is running on a single deddicated SSD ...
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Why do I get better performance on VMWare when I enable all cpus along with adding cpulimit?

I'm curious but at the same time also would like to share my findings of the increased gaming performance in VMWare by enabling all virtual cpus and limiting the VMWare process with cpulimit ...
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Configure WinRM to Use HTTPS makecert.exe Name Syntax

I am trying to enable the remote execution of powershell scripts on a remote server over https using this example. What I do not understand is what value to give for the hostname when generating the ...
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how convert vmware player 8 image to vmware workstation 9

I 've image created with vmware layer 6 but i open with vmware workstation 9 i've error "The configuration file vmx was created by a VmWare product that is incompatible with this version of VMware ...
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Compatibility of strace/ptrace with virtualized environments

I have realized that strace(http://sourceforge.net/projects/strace/) sometimes (not always, the behavior is non-deterministic) freezes when run in virtualized environments. For example, I have tried ...
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SOLVED: Samba and Groups (Windows Host, VM Linux Guest)

Ok I've been reading about Samba shares etc. for the past few days, I still cannot get it to work. I've gotten a public share and a private user share to work, but not a group share. [global] ...
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Netflow with nfdump, not accurate?

I have been collecting net flow data and I am trying to asses how much bandwidth a particular virtual machine is consuming. From vSphere I have enabled net flow which I am sending to nfdump. Using ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware Fusion on OS X Mavericks with 7.15 GB of Free Space

Have a MacBook Pro, running OS X Mavericks, with 7.15 GB of free disk space. Downloaded VMware Fusion 6.03 and ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso... Tried installing Ubuntu using the following steps: ...
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Xfce4 giving me a blank screen on Arch

I am running Arch Linux and am trying to use Xfce4 as a desktop environment. I have xorg installed and xfce4 and xfce4-goodies. I've made the xinitc file and when I run startx it seems like it is ...
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Unable to Find WiFi Interface on Arch Linux

I am running Arch on VMWare and I am unable to find a WiFi interface. When I run ip link I get: When I try to ping www.google.com it says that it is an unknown host but when I ping 0.0.0.0 I get a ...
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Measuring total bandwidth utilized per server (windows)

I am looking for a way to monitor and report total bandwidth consumed by a windows virtual machine over a period of minutes to hours. I thought it would be easy to do this, but I can't seem to find a ...
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Can I load my local Windows install into a Linux virtual machine?

I have Linux and Windows both installed on dual boot. How can I load my existing Windows installation into a VMWare Workstation while I'm booted into Linux?
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Hardware-accelerated 3d in a VM (on Windows 8.1)

Title says it all. I'm interested in playing some games in a VM because I don't want to junk up my Windows installation. What solution, if any, provides good 3d performance for me to achieve this end? ...
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VMWare Player - How to bridge network connection between host and guest OS

My host OS is windows 8 and my guest OS is lubuntu. Basically, I am trying to run a Django server form my guest OS on 0.0.0.0:8000 so that I can access it from my host OS. I posted how I can access ...
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How to Add .vmss file into Esxi inventory list?

One of our ESX 4.1 servers has a disk fault and is unable to recover. We then installed ESXI 5.1 and moved all virtual Machines to new Data Store. Everything Fine, we had 7 Virtual servers, 6 of that ...
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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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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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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, ...