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Mounting virtual USB storage device for use in VMs

I am looking for ways to mount a virtual USB storage device (containing some of my files) to several VMs (running Windows 7 and XP) on VMware. So far, I have tried using ImDisk. ImDisk is capable of ...
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How to reach VMware host from guest without changing IP address all the time

I have no trouble accessing my VMware host from the guest (as covered here, for example). That's easy. But once I've set up my (Windows) guest's hosts file to point to my (OS X) host's IP address, ...
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Why is it taking so much time to generate gpg keys inside VMware?

I am running ubuntu inside VMware on windows. When I try gpg --gen-keys it gives the usual Not enough random bytes available. Please do some other work to give the OS a chance to collect more ...
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No internet on Virtual Windows Server 2008

i am having a problem with internet connection on windows server 2008; So basically what i am trying to do is setup a dns and web server with windows server 2008 which is virtual on vmware workstation ...
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how to Increase VM disk without reboot on Linux redhat 6.x + LVM

I increased the second disk in VM machine from the VSphere client GUI as the following: By right click on the machine --> edit settings --> hard disk2 --> increase the disk from 1G to 2G Then I ...
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Local ovf to Hyper V using Virtual Machine Converter with Powershell

Now that I want convert and import a vmware VM to Hyper V. My ovf file with vmdk amd mf files are located in C:\OvfHVTest2. I used the command in powershell: Import-Module "C:\Program ...
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Access Docker Container from Host which lies inside VM

I may have a weirdo dumb question but I installed an ubuntu server in vmware on my win 7 host. I have a NAT network adapter and I can ping from Win7 Host to Ubuntu Guest in both directions. I started ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 Problems with composition on vmware

I am using Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon as a guest OS under vmware workstation. Host OS is Windows 10. I have a pretty good configuration of my host PC (i7-6700K and nvidia 9600), but overall experience ...
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vmrun error - Home directory is not accessible: permission denied

After updating my linux server from Red Hat 4.8.3-9 to Ubuntu 5.2.1-22. I've reinstalled VMWare on this new machine to host two virtual machines like I did on Red Hat. I have a script to stop the ...
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How to wake on lan a ESXI VM?

I currently have a ESXI server running with a couple of VM's on it. For a little project I need to wake some hosts to support wake on lan. I looked on the internet, but could not find a good tutorial ...
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Awesome not re-sizing to fill screen in VMWare instance, though unity does

When I full-screen my ubuntu instance in VMWare, it stays at the same physical size on the screen as it was before full-screen, though when I log-in to the default WM, Ubuntu seems to notice the ...
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What is the best VM network adapter method for VPN?

Remoting into my work computer is tedious and slow. To fix this I started using the company VPN, however the ODBC connections are validated through the machine name so my home PC does not have access. ...
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How to get SnagIt to recognise my microphone over VMWare

I use VMWare to work from home sometimes, and recently I have needed to make a couple videos in SnagIt, but my work computer says that it can't find a microphone, is there a way to make it recognize ...
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Can I use only 2 of 3 displays with VMWare Fusion? OSX host, Win8.1 guest

I am using VMWare Fusion 7.1.3, OSX 10.10.5, and Windows 8.1 on my MacBook pro 13" (early 2015) with 2 external displays. I want to have Windows full screen on the two external displays, leaving the ...
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Cloning P2V with VMWare Converter - No bootable medium

I have tried several things but the converter will not boot into either Fusion or VirtualBox (both saying that there is no bootable medium). However, I am choosing the drive with my current windows ...
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Kali Linux with VMware shared folders not working

I have installed vmware tools on kali and I'm trying to use shared folders with kali guest and windows host. When I check in the /mnt/ folder there is no shared folders partition. I thank you in ...
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Vagrant: cannot access machine after host is suspended and resumes

I use Vagrant for staging development environments. The host machine runs Ubuntu 15.10. Occasionally the host is suspended / goes to sleep. After resume, though, the VM becomes inaccessible. I ...
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Bind VMware guest's NAT to specific NIC

I'm trying to accomplish seemingly trivial task, but after hours of googling I'm unable to find a solution. Here is what I'm trying to do: Suppose I have two virtual machines in VMware Workstation, ...
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Does the “Hardware compatibility” setting of VMware Workstation 12 influence guest OS compatibility?

I'm trying VMware Workstation 12 for the first time and when I create a new VM I must select an Hardware compatibility setting which range from Workstation 5.x to Workstation 12.0. Does that setting ...
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X Windows System missing on VMware

I'm trying to install a CentOS-based system called GOautodial on VMware Workstation, and I have an error that shows during installation which is: "init: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 ...
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Centos vmware loses network on resume—how to re

I am using the Cloudera Quickstart VM 5.5, which is based on Centos 6.4. I have it running on VMWare Fusion version 8.1.0 (current version) on a Mac running MacOS 10.11.3. The VM is configured to use ...
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Hard Drive Not Showing Up In The Boot Order

Since I try to install VMware on one of my PC, the HDD is not showing up in the boot order but I can see it in the SATA device list. If I try to install Ubuntu Server or Linux Mint, the both OS can ...
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Equivalent of VMWare desktop pools in Azure?

At my former employer, we used desktop pools with VMWare Horizon View. When a developer signed into the pool, a new desktop would be provisioned from a standard image. We had several standards images: ...
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how can i tell if a user is using VDI

I have a Client with VDI environment. They use VMware horizon some of which are on Little terminals some access via a Desktop PC. other users dont use VDI at all.. My question is how do i know if a ...
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Is it possible to “transplant” parts of another machine for a program's use?

I want to test how a program generates a seemingly unique system-id by "feeding" it parts of another (virtual) machine. For example, say I have VMware #1 and VMware #2, both "physically" identical ...
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VMware Win7 host, Ubuntu 14.04 guest, 3D acceleration

Hello dear community I have the following problem: I used Ubuntu in my VM (VMware Workstation 12 Player) on Win7 in the past to emulate Ubuntu 14.04. And everything worked fine. By everything I mean, ...
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Unable to get Debian guest full screen on VMware Player 12

I have installed a Debian 8 guest on VMware Player 12 but I cannot get the Debian screen to fill my whole monitor even in Full Screen mode. When I set it up, I set screen size to be the same as the ...
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Bootable CentOS disk image won't boot in VMWare

I have custom bootable disk image built from a full CentOS 7.1 iso. I can burn this raw image to a USB stick and then use it to boot a server and install CentOS on that server. Alternative, I can ...
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Setup MySQL replication with VMware client and host

I have a laptop running Windows 8.1 64bit. What i plan to do is to install mysql server. and then i would install Windows 7 32 bit on a VMWare on the same laptop and will also have mysql server plus ...
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Is there a way to delegate host system keystrokes to VMware virtual machine?

I have my Windows system tuned up with AutoHotKey. There is no AutoHotKey for my VMware Virtual Linux machine, unfortunately. So, the virtual machine simply receives the raw input, bypassing ...
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Why i can not ping the my os on the vmware?

I have two OS in my laptop,install CentOs64 bit on my vmware and set the this network connection: ip:192.168.1.50 netmask:255.255.255.0 and on my laptop install windows 8 and set this network ...
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Running VMWare on Windows 8 with a Mac OS X vm how to use scrolling on trackpad?

I have a windows laptop and I want to use the trackpad for scrolling with two figers. The virtual machine (mac os 10.11) does not scroll. How can I enable the trackpad so I can scroll in Mac?
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Kali Linux halts the CPU randomly

I'm using Kali Linux 2.0 on a VMware VM. It halts the CPU, producing this error. The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine. I haven't been able ...
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“vendor VIB for HP found, but host is VMware”-error while installing VM

I'll install ESXi in a virtual machine in VMware. But I've got this error: The problem is not what is this meaning but how can I solve it? Must I download a new iso file from VMware that is not ...
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What is the difference between “Shared Folders” in vmWare vs a mapped network drive?

How do "Shared folders" work in vmWare Fusion? Are they just mapped network drives under the covers or are they using a different technology?
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Clone MacBook to an image usable on Windows VM?

I have a MacBook (running Yosemite) and was wondering if there was a way I can clone this so I can use it on my Windows machine as a VM (VMWare)? Is this something permissible?
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Split CPU resources equally between host and guest Virtual Machine

Let's say I have a machine with 1 CPU that has 2 Cores and 4 Threads (i7-3520M) and I want to install a Linux Host and a Windows Guest VM. How many Sockets and Cores do I have to give the VM to split ...
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no internet on centos 7 minimal virtual machine when it has a nat adapter and wireless internet connection

So, I have a lenovo thinkpad t410s. I used virtualbox and vmware. Both response the same and I think that the problem is on the laptop. When I connect the virtual machine through bridge adapter and ...
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How to format an externally connected USB disk from a VMWare OSX guest OS?

On a Windows machine, I have VMWare Fusion with an OSX guest. I need to format a USB drive with HFS and GUID partition table (something TransMac can't do). When I use diskutil in VMWare, it begins the ...
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Seeing a plain desktop when using VNC Viewer; native system has different desktop with icons

I saw a similar post, but I have a slightly different issue. When I host my VM image locally and VNC to this image from outside the VM image, I can see the desktop correctly. I cloned the VM image ...
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Delete virtual machine from VMWare list that still appears after being deleted

I have a virtual machine that keeps appearing in the VMWare list even though I deleted the virtual machine. If i try to click on the virtual machine to see if there is any way to delete from the list ...
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Booting Linux from pendrive very slow

I installed the newer Debian Jessie to my pen drive using VMWare Workstation. When used with VMware the Os works fine and fast. But when I try to boot my laptop using the pen drive, it takes 20 ...
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copy paste VMware 11 fullscreen mode bug

I am trying to use keyboard shortcuts to copy paste between my mac and the linux terminal: osx yosemite -> teamviewer -> windows7 -> vmware11 -> linux centos -> terminal ...
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VMware ESXi running on an SSD with RAID 10 HDDs?

I'm looking to setup a VMware ESXi server to host a bunch of VMs. The VMs will be used as various servers and malware analysis machines. Hardware I'm working with: Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H (5 ...
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Accessing VMware Virtual Machine through SSH

I want to connect to my VMware Kali Linux VM through SSH. Open-SSH server and client is already installed and here are my current VM settings: I am running VMware Workstation. Here is what is ...
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VMWare 8 Fusion Installs Trovi to IE on Windows 8.1 Professional

I am facing this very very bizarre situation, which I have never encountered before. I have installed VMWare Fusion 8 (trial - downloaded from official VMWare website) on my Mac OSX machine (fresh ...
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Cant add VMware Windows2008 r2 to router subnet

Still having the same issues after trying suggestions but I need help to solve this. Trying to get vm instance of sql server 2008 in vm workstation to use the same ip range as the host. My PC is ...
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Establish a fixed IP on Windows VM guest on Mac host (VMware Fusion 6)

I have a windows VM running a development web server from visual studio. I can connect to it from my Mac browser at the machine's local IPv4 address. The problem is that every time the host machine ...
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How to convert qcow2 to VMDK in openstack kilo

I was trying to convert qcow2 to vmkd in Openstack Kilo version using the qemu img convert. qemu-img convert -f qcow2 osname.qcow2 -O vmdk osnamenew.vmdk But the converted image while booting in ...
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How to enable VT - X in Acer Aspire notebook E5-573-5108

I purchased a new Acer Aspire notebook E5-573-5108. Processor: Intel Core i5-4005U (2.2GHz, 3MB L3 cache). I installed VMware workstation, but when I install an operating system on the VMware ...