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Convert VMWare image to Parallels

Is it possible to convert a VMWare image or the vmdk files to a Parallels VM without booting the image in VMWare and installing the transporter client. I downloaded a virtual appliance running linux, ...
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Ubuntu 10.04: an error occurred while mounting /mnt/hgfs

I'm emulating Ubuntu using VMWare and I've upgraded it to last stable 10.04 version. When I boot the system I get this error (below the Ubuntu logo): "an error occurred while mounting /mnt/hgfs" I ...
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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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Good operating system/virtualization layer combination for running dual screen with XP in a vm instance?

I have a situation where my work computer has Outlook+Lotus Notes with draconian protection. Unfortunately this means that Eclipse development (meaning zillions of small files) gets very slow. I now ...
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VmWare - Internet connection not available in Virtual machine

I'm using VMWare. My host machine has internet connection. I have selected NAT in the virtual machine settings. What else do I need to do to get internet connection in virtual machine.
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How does vmware guest OS memory usage work?

If I use vmware workstation v6.5 on a vista 32-bit host with 8GB memory, will a 64-bit guest OS (win7) be able to use more than 4GB physical memory (depending on vmware memory settings)?
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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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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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Some VMWare images take long to resume from suspension as compare to others

I am using VMWare Workstation 7.x. I have a few Windows Server 2003 images which I use regularly. They all started with the same image and were created by cloning. There is some difference on the ...
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Installing VMware Player via MSI failed

This error pops up every time (both VMware Player and Workstation) and never is able to install at all. I stopped installation after the temp file is created and ran the MSI file directly. It now ...
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Difference between 'Custom' and 'LAN Segments' networking options in VMWare 8?

For communicating between VMs, what is the difference between the 'Custom' and 'LAN Segments' networking options in VMWare 8? The documentation is not clear. Does one of them have any advantage ...
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VNC to VM shows a black screen

I'm working under Windows 7, running VMWare (Workstation 7) and I have an Ubuntu VM. I have set up a VNC hook in the VM settings. Trouble is, when I try to connect to is via VNC, it connects just fine ...
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How to Automate/Script backup of a Virtual Machine

I've got a VMware ESX server running some VMs that do some important stuff for me. I'd like to create a Scheduled Task in Windows that will periodically make a copy of those VMs and store them ...
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Building a VMWare box for development use [closed]

I'm considering building a machine for the following purposes: 1) Run development environments. 2) Run DB servers to support the dev environments. Currently I'd be running the following ...
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Possible to have multiple virtual monitors for a VMware guest in windowed mode?

Using VMware Workstation 10 on Windows, I've read "Use Multiple Monitors for One Virtual Machine" and managed to make it work as described when running the machine in Full Screen mode. What I would ...
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No internet on host OS (OS X Lion) when VMware Fusion is running

I have installed OS X Mountain Lion as a VM in VMware Fusion (version 4.1.2) for environment testing. The host OS is OS X 10.7.4, and is connected to the internet via a wired connection (in fact I get ...
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Start specific virtual machine in VMware in Unity mode on host startup

When I boot up the host computer I'd like the VM to boot up too and enter unity mode. Both OS's are Windows 7. How can I do this?
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How do I make a VMDK format virtual hard drive from a physical partition on a disk?

I have a 320 GB HDD, which actually only has an 80 GB NTFS format partition which was being used by a Windows 7 system ... I want to create a VMDK format clone of this partition, so that I can use it ...
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Why VMware Player does not recognize USB devices?

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS as a guest OS via VMware Player 3.1.4 build-385536 over Windows 7 Home Premium host OS. This runs on a HP Pavilion g7-1173dx laptop. At the Virtual Machine... menu > VM ...
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Create a VM from DMG disk image created from Windows XP Boot Camp Partition

I had Windows XP installed on a Boot Camp partition, and wanted to replace it with Windows 7, so I used Disk Utility to create a .DMG image from the partition, reformatted and installed Windows 7 on ...
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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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Can't access the Internet in VMware Workstation

I'm using VMware 7.1.2 in Windows 7 with Ubuntu 11.04 as a guest OS. In the host OS (Windows 7), I can access the Internet without any problems but in the virtual machine I can't access the Internet. ...
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High DPI VMWare

My display is 4k. When I run VMWare, my linux guests look like postage stamps. Sadly, none of them support HDPI scaling (Running LXDE/XFCE mainly). I'm also interested in "Unity Mode", but ...
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VMware Workstation “Recording/Replaying VM activity” feature

I have seen some documentation about a "Record/Replay VM activity" feature in VMware workstation 6 and 7 here : http://cto.vmware.com/the-amazing-vm-recordreplay-feature-in-vmware-workstation-6/ ...
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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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Can't take control of USB drive on VMware

I’m running VMWare Workstation on Windows 7 x86-64, and a Mac OS X 10.8 install inside the VM. Whenever I try to connect my USB drive to the Mac OS X 10.8 guest, it just doesn't gets recognized. The ...
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How to change the resolution of the TTY on Arch Linux

I followed the Arch beginner's wiki to install on VMWare player (host is Windows 7) Arch without x-server and I would like to know how I can change the resolution of what I think is called the TTY to ...
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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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Speed up VMs hdd perfomance

I'm using VMware on my Lenovo R500 laptop for running developer enviroment (Win2003 server r2, Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2005). Everything runs fine except HDD, which is like 10x slower than on ...
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VMware ESX or ESXi to run WIndows 7 and Ubuntu?

I understand now that a Type 2 (or hosted) hypervisor is the same as using VMware or VirtualBox within an existing operating system, so I want Type 1. Using a Type 1 (or native, bare metal) ...
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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 much RAM do you need to run Windows 7 usably in a VMWare virtual machine?

I run several virtual machines with XP as the guest OS which seem to use about 1.7 GB per VM. I want to add a new VM with Windows 7 as the guest and am wondering how much RAM I need to assign to the ...
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Boot to Live CD with VMWare

I have a CentOS6 virtual machine running on VMWare Workstation 7 and I need to boot to a LiveCD to increase my disk size. My problem is that I cant get the VM to boot to the ISO. It always boots to ...
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Is it possible to install vmware on system not inside OS?

I am searching if it is possible to load vmware on system startup and choose which os to launch. like Windows, linux, debian etc.
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Does VMWare Fusion negatively affect system performance?

Since installing Fusion my Mac Pro seems to hang (SPOD) more often even when Fusion isn't running. Has anybody else experienced this? My Mac Pro never used to display the SPOD at all but now it ...
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Turn off Internet access for Windows XP VMware Fusion guest

I am using a VMware Fusion 6 Windows XP guest to run some legacy Windows software on my Mac. I would like to turn off Internet access for the VM so Windows XP can't pick up any nastyware online. ...
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vmWare Player - virtual machine configured for 2 CPUs but I only have 1 CPU

I copied a virtual machine that I downloaded but can't play it in vmWare player. When I start to play it, it says: This virtual machine is configured to run with 2 CPUs, but the host has only 1 ...
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How do I recover or reset VMware ESXi Server root password?

I've inherited a VMware ESX Server 3i 3.5.0 but haven't found any documentation, especially not the root password, nor have I gotten hold of the former admin. The suggestions I've found online ...
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Can't browse internet using XP SP2 on VMware, but can ping?

I've just installed a clean copy of XP SP2 using VMware workstation 6.5.2, but the system won't get online. I can ping google.com just fine from the command line, but it refuses to let me use a ...
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How do I get files off a “dead” VM?

The other day my VM crashed and now I am unable to boot it into Windows. I just snagged a new one to continue working and I forgot about it. I have some work stored on there that I want to copy to my ...
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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 can I shrink my VMware image?

I created an image of a Windows Server 2008 system using the free VMware Player and set the maximum hard drive size to 100GB. I then gave those image files - 30GB at the time - to a server hosting ...
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How can I access a shared folder from VMware workstation?

I have a Windows XP SP3 virtual machine, and I set a shared folder at the Windows 7 host which is running VMware workstation. How can I find the shared folder when I am in the VM? I have nothing in ...
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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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Choosing a hypervisor for home use

i have a NAS running physically on an old PC. I want to virtualize this nas on the same hardware to be able to host another small Linux server. I have done this before but there are two issues i want ...
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How to edit BIOS information for a virtual machine in VMWare?

The manufacturer, as set in the BIOS of my VM, is "VMWare". I want to change that to other string. How to do that?
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Mount VMware images (.vmwarevm) in Snow Leopard with MacFuse

Snow Leopard removed the extended file context menus, which for VMware gave the option to mount .vmwarevm files with MacFuse. Is there a way to mount the .vmwarevm files in Snow Leopard? I'm using ...
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Is there any way to run VMware Player from a flash drive without admin rights?

I was wondering if there is any way that I could install VMware Player on my flash drive, and run it from my flash drive without needing admin rights. I could use admin rights when installing it on my ...
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What features should I look for when building a Virtual Machine Host? [closed]

I'm planning on building a new PC and as I will be using it mainly for Virtual Machines. I would like information on what components should be focused on the most. I know RAM will need to be higher ...
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Computer hypervisors

I wasn't sure if I should post this here or on stack overflow, but since my question is more about hardware then about software I think this is the better place. I have a question regarding the ...