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How can i identify ip address of the Host OS when the guest OS is connected in Bridged mode

I have setup a virutal machine using Oracle virtual box, and the guest OS is configured to have network mode as Bridged, and it gets a new ip address. Guest Ip: 192.168.1.10 Host Ip: 192.168.1.5 is ...
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VMWare VMVisor won't install

I am trying to install VMWare VM Visor directly onto server hardware as an OS. I have created a bootable USB drive using the installer, and tested booting from the USB drive on a laptop and sure ...
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Partially saved files in shared folders in Fusion

I'm using VMware Fusion 6 on OSX Maverics. I edit files on the host machine and have them appear in the guest via shared folders. The shared folder is symlinked to a more convenient location like ...
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Some characters do not work in virtual machine running on computer with Synergy

I am running synergy (1.4.12) on two windows computers A and B. Computer A runs windows 7 and has the keyboard and mouse attached that I want to use. Computer B runs windows 8.1 and has its own ...
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Missing resource counters in vSphere Client/ESXi 5.5.0

Folks, I am missing resource counters (consumed host cpu, consumed host memory) in vSphere Client, which is connected to a standalone ESXi machine (5.5.0, 1331820). The 'Open console' option is also ...
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VmWare Workstation pauses running VM after minimizing and enter the local machine

It sucks just totally if I just jump out of the VM and go to my local machine and then the VM paused again automatically and my whole pc is totally slow the'm beastly on the bag how can I have stop ...
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Viable virtualization solution for home networks

lately i was thinking about a solution how it would be possible to replace all high end computers in my home with one (powerful) server, which virtualizes all the clients. Scenario My main ...
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How do I run a VM within a VM with separate IPs accessible on a local network?

First off, I know my question sounds confusing. Brief background information: I am an instructor for a network security penetration test course. I help create scenarios with complex networks via ...
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How to increase FPS on a VMWare Workstation 10 machine?

I'm running a Windows XP SP3 Virtual Machine (using VMWare Workstation 10) under Windows 8. I finally get running the game I wanted in the VM. There's a single problem. When I'm not moving the ...
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Xubuntu on hdd crash at login after virtualizing it on vmware

I have multiple OS installed on my system, some of them are Windows 7 and Xubuntu 13. I have installed Xubuntu a few days ago and for some reasons I had to virtualize Xubuntu on Windows. So I've ...
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Vsphere Client 5.1 remote console keyboard shortcut

I'm using Vsphere Client 5.1 to access several virtual machines. I would like to be able enter a remote console using the keyboard only but I'm having trouble getting it to work. The documentation ...
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Atheros Wireless adapter Driver error - Kali Linux

I'm using Kali linux with vmware player I've connected and used an Atheros USB2.0 wireless adapter and it was going fine but now when I Disconnect the wireless adapter from the host machine and ...
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VMware Workstation cannot sync with disk before abort. Disk *.vmdk may be inconsistent — Part 2

I am getting the same error as Graviton. VMware Workstation cannot sync with disk before abort. Disk *.vmdk may be inconsistent "" VMware Workstation cannot sync with disk before abort. Disk ...
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How to fix file system errors in VMware

My VMware server behaves strangely recently. It turned out to be a file system error. I ran the following command: voma -m vmfs -f check -d /vmfs/devices/disks/naa.600508e00000000075b722086590fd04 ...
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VMWare OSX does not show a shared folder

I've set up VMWare to run a virtualized install of OSX and am having some trouble with sharing a folder, I've added a folder on the host machine to share but when I go into 'Computer' I just see the ...
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VMWare Host-Only network, host is not on the network

I'm trying to set up a network between my Kali Linux VM and my Win8 host in VMWorkstation. I've configured the Network Adapter to use "Host-only: a private network shared with the host". Once the VM ...
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After migrate (vMotion), the VM cannot connect to other VM

Before vMotion, ESXi Server1: VM1, VM2, VM3 ESXi Server2: VM4, VM5, VM6 Both ESXi Servers in same network (192.168.2.X/24) VM1 can ping VM4 success. VM4 can ping VM1 success. After vMotion, ESXi ...
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Installing pfSense on VMWare ESXi 5.0

I'm really lost with this. I've tried the tutorial listed in pfSense's official site which returned me with no luck. Well, I actually can install and set up IP addresses's without any problems but it ...
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how to connect vmware rhel5 box from windows 7

I tried with different ways I used this steps 1) change vmware n/w adapter setting to bridge and reboot machine 2) took Ip from Ifconfig eth0 3) put that ip on windows 7 Putty host name( or Ip) and ...
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Adding an IP block into VMWare Esxi

I have a dedicated server with VMWare Exsi 5.5 installed and I have recently bought another /29 from my colo provider. They have set things up so that it works this way: Original: Network: 1.2.3.1 ...
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Windows 8 keyboard in Mac VMWare types incorrect symbols

I am running Windows 8 inside VMWare Fusion (Professional Version 5.0.4 (1435862)) in a Mac. When I type a symbol, I get a different one. The keyboard used in Windows 8 is UK English. Shift + 2, I ...
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How to use Proxifier for VMware?

I want to use VMware with Proxifier. I have tried Virtrualbox NAT-network, it works fine. However, VMware NAT-network doesn't work. How do I make it work?
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VMware .sna / .hsh files to recreate a working system

Is it possible to use VMware .sna / .hsh files to recreate a working system?
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ESXi 5.5 host USB device to guest

Is it possible to pass a single USB device that is physically connected to the ESXi server to a guest on the same ESXi server? This is so easily achievable with VMware Workstation, I had never doubted ...
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How to change the keyboard settings in Virtual machine(Linux)?

I am using Labcar VMware player and installed linux operating system in it. My keypad of my laptop is not working as before in my virtual environment. Could anyone help me to fix this ??
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Windows server 2012 in vmware not in full screen mode

I've just installed trial version of Windows Server 2012 DataCenter edition inside VMWare Workstation 10.0. So far, I did not have any problems with putting virtual computers into full screen mode, so ...
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VM Power settings are grayed out

I am using a vsphere client. For one of the VMs the "Shut Down" and "Restart" options are grayed out. How do I resolve this? We're running vsphere 5.1
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ESXi doesn't see hard drive(s)

Initially I tried to setup ESXi on RAID1, but it didn't see any Remote or Local hard drives during installation to choose from. Then I deleted the RAID1 configuration and removed one of the two hard ...
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VMware as a server cluster file sharing issues

I have a mac mini at home that I use to run multiple servers on using VMWare. Each of these servers have different tasks. But one is giving me the hardest time. Im using the folder sharing feature ...
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setup zero client to work with vmware vsphere

I would like to setup a zero client to work with VMware vSphere. I have found a solution by leadtek pc over ip at http://pcoip.leadtek.com/eng/whypcoip.html. I have a few question. If I purchase ...
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Using VMware .sna / .hsh files to recreate a working system

I've been given four files that represent the hard disks from a Linux Centos 6 system running under VMware. My task is to get these running as a guest OS but I can't find anything about restoring ...
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ESXi connect to external management network from internal VM

My ESXi server has two vSwitches: One has a physical NIC attached which I labelled "external". The other has no NICs attached which I labelled "internal". My external network is in the subnet ...
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VMware single host with Wi-Fi to install Virtual PC 2008 R2 with internet connection issue

I have bought VMWare workstation 9.0 and it is installed on a Windows 8.1 host. The host has one WiFi and one unplugged NIC. I installed Windows 2008R2 server in VMWare and it has dynamic IP address ...
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What do I do: vm power settings are greyed out and open console is greyed out?

I am using a vsphere client. For one of the VM's the "Shut down" and "restart" commands are greyed out in the summary tab. Open console is also greyed out. How can I use this VM? What can I do to ...
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Override vmware default configs?

Is there a way to add custom options to a vmx right after it's creation ? , as in adding it to the defaults ? for example , I want any vm to have monitor_control.virtual_rdtsc = "true" in the vmx once ...
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getting to web app inside a VM through the internet

I have a Virtual Machine running windows server 2003, and in it a webserver. The network configuration is bridged to the VMWARE host PC and I believe it works fine, I can connect to my VM host from a ...
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Will ISCSI work for me?

To save power/space I want to run 1 NAS box. For storage I am thinking of getting 4x 4TB HDD. For speed in VM's (and increased IOPS) I want to run 4x 250GB SSDs. My idea is to set up 1 ISCSI target ...
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How do I setup DNS in a ubuntu VM of VMware on a WIndows 8 64-bit desktop?

Host Machine: running WIndows 8 on a laptop Guest: Ubuntu 9.04 VM on VMWare I can not ping the host machine from the guest and vice versa. I cannot pint the internet from the guest also. THe ...
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Configuring an experimental TCP/IP computer network using a virtual machine

I don't have extensive experience to computer networks and I would like to practice using a Linux distribution and virtual machines like virtualbox or vmware. I imagine a host Ubuntu/Linux PC and a ...
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VMware 5.1 Network drop

I am running a low latency demanding appliction on a VM in VSphere 5.1. The TCP/IP transfer rate is 124 MBit. I have an intermittent problem related to the network dropping and then slowly increasing ...
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Every time I ping one of my Ubuntu VMs from another VM I get a different IP resolved.. how could this be?

Every time I ping one of my VMs from another VM by hostname I get a different IP address resolved for it... Both VMs are Ubuntu 12.04 running on VMware Workstation 10. All VMs are running with ...
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How to install Xcode on the virtual machine?

What I have: Image for VMware with OSx 10.8.2. Xcode dmg file in the shared folder. All my volumes are NTFS, either I tried to use FAT storages with dmg file, but it didn't solve my problem. ...
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Running vmdk in ramdisk

I created a FreeBSD VM running on VMWare ESX, with a SCSI Harddisk. I added a vmdk file to it and it booted perfectly fine. I then created a ramdisk on the VMWare ESX Host, and copied the .vmdk file ...
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I can't boot win 8 Since I copy a file from it to Ubuntu operating system which is in vitual box

I was trying to copy a file in win 8 (host) to Ubuntu (guest) in My vm ware. But since after that I was unable to boot from Windows 8 , when it starts it is shifted to recovery mode but unable to ...
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Unable to allocate big amounts of memory in several programs

Since a few weeks I'm having weird issues in several RAM Disk utilities and in VMware. Most RAMDisk tools I tried throw me cryptic errors when creating RAM disks larger than 2-3GB and VMware doesn't ...
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VMware vt-x incompatibility

I have Intel E8400 cpu installed on system, as you know it's vt-x capable cpu, so i have VMware Workstation 9.0 and in vm settings it states do have support vt-x , but it doesn't work as expected, it ...
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vmware workstation 8 and windows 8.1 can't ping host to guest, other pings work fine

Having a very strange problem with my virtual machines. My host OS is Windows 8.1, my guest OS's are varions windows (XP, Windows 7). I recently updated my host OS to 8.1. I had the same problems ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 on VMware Player loses network configuration

I've been having this issue for 2 weeks now with my VMware Player-hosted Ubuntu 12.04. I only use it for my LAMP stack. I've had no issues with it before until about 2 weeks ago when it almost always ...
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Vmware guest machines cannot access some webpages

I can only connect to google and a few other pages on my virtual machines. When I try to connect to a page like stackoverflow or wikipedia, it only loads the html without the css or the javascript ...
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How to add network interfaces in backtrack

I installed backtrack5 on the VMware workstation 9 and I set the connection to NAT, but I can not connect to internet and also I do not know how to add interfaces to that