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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 ...
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VMware - take an image of my current OS

I'd like to take an image of my current OS and then run it as a VMware workstation from within the same OS. Can someone explain how I would go about doing this? I'm running Windows 7. as far as I ...
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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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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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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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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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windows 7 slow (paging a lot) after closing VMware

I am using Windows 7 with 4GB of memory, and am running VMWare with 2GB of memory. Every time I shutdown the VM, for some stupid (or overly smart) reasons, there is a lot of paging going on, and I ...
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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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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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Share virtual machine images between multiple computers

I am in the process of setting up a development environment for a new project and wondered about the theoretical possibility of my ideal set up. I would like to use virtual machines in order to make ...
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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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Windows 10 task manager shows 0% cpu under vmware

I am running Windows 10 under VMWare Workstation Player 12.0.1 (Windows 10 is the guest, Ubuntu 15.10 is the host). When I run task-manager, it always shows that the cpu utilization is 0%, regardless ...
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Set Windows Server 2012 default screen resolution (VM Ware)

I need to set (default) screen resolution to Win Server 2012 hosted in VMWare vcentrum 5.5.0. It is a dedicated server for running automatic GUI tests for Windows applications by Jenkins. When ...
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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 Tools skipping X drivers

[re-posting from the "Not Answered" thread, https://communities.vmware.com/thread/416544] When trying to build VMware Tools, I get the following message: Detected X server version 1.11.4 ...
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non-persistence in VMware Fusion

I am trying to configure a VMware VM to have a non-persistent disk. This is as simple as making the disk independent f the VM, and selecting the non-persisent option. How do I do this in VMWare ...
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Is there a way to share the guest OS Internet connection with the host OS with in VMware?

I have an USB Wi-Fi board without drivers for Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Sometimes I have to connect to the Internet using the external board and need to pass the Ubuntu Internet connection ...
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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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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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Confused about different products of VMWare

I am looking to start using virtualization. I will want to run a few servers (some Linux and some Windows), and at least on Mac machine for iphone development. I am somewhat overwhelmed by the ...
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How can I set it up so I can SSH into my VMWare guest VM?

For some reason, documentation on this process on the internet is quite lacking or out of date. Basically, I have a guest VMWare virtual machine in VMWare Fusion (running Ubuntu 10.10), and I have Mac ...
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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't access the internet on my virtual machine using VMWare

On my physical laptop I have Windows 7 installed along with VMWare 7. Now I create a virtual machine and installed Linux Mint 9 on it and everything works on the virtual machine. When I try to access ...
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How to properly shutdown my CentOS VM

Usually, I just do a sudo /sbin/shutdown now when in my VM and wait for it to logout into the bash shell. Then after that I just go to Power > Power Off. Is this the right way to shutdown my CentOS ...
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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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Where can I find linux-kernel-headers-x.x.x.x for SUSE?

I'm installing VMware Workstation on a SLED 11 SP1, and the installation is blocked by an error message "Kernel headers for version 2.6.32.27-0.2-default were not found". If you installed them in a ...
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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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Create disk image of C drive and run on VMware virtual machine

I run Windows XP SP3 Pro on my desktop PC and I want to create an image of its C Drive. I'd like to run this image in a virtual machine on VMware. How can I do this? Install XP in VMware first – ...
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Running Hyper-V and VMWare together

I have two virtualization software on one of my laptops which is dedicated to Windows 8 development. A VMWare for generic virtualization and the Windows 8 like Hyper-V for the WP8 SDK. ...
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How can I get VMWare to use the same IP as the host?

I am running RHEL 6 on my Win-XP using VMware. On VMware it has the local IP. I want it to be same as that of XP. i.e. 123.237.115.199 on both. (This is dynamic IP but I want that the dynamic IP on ...
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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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Virtual Machine faster than host computer?

It seems impossible, I am shocked. I installed Windows 7 on my PC, it took about 30-40 minutes to install, and normal boot (when there's no program installed) takes me about 30 seconds. I run a VM on ...
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Using a .vmdk file in VMware player 5.0.1

I am new to VMware player. I downloaded an OS ready for VMware player, which turned up to be a .vmdk. I am using VMware player 5.0.1 for Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. How will I open the file?
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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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How to monitor CPU heat inside VM inside ESX?

Say you have a machine hosting ESX, which you do not necessarily have KVM hooked upto. Not a corporate environment, a single box at home. Is there a way to monitor the CPU heat on this effectively? ...
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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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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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VMWare Player doesn't grab focus on alt-tab

(running Windows) When alt-tabbing to the VMWare window, subsequent alt-tabs are to the host. To obtain focus to VMWare, you need to click inside the window (removing your hand from the keyboard). ...