VMware software provides a completely virtualized set of hardware to the guest operating system.

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VMDebugger gives exception for visual studio 2012

Everytime if I startup Visual Studio 2012, I have the following error: Why have I this messages form the VMDebugger in Visual Studio 2012 or must I start a virtual machine to solve it? At the ...
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Dual boot Kali on windows 8.1

I am trying to dual boot Kali Linux with Windows 8.1 using VMware. I download the VM torrent from offensive security - http://images.kali.org/Kali-Linux-2.0.0-vm-amd64.7z I then extract the files. I ...
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VM Ware Windows XP Mode failed to import

Im having trouble when importing Windows XP Mode in VM Ware. When I click "Import Windows XP Mode VM" then click Import, it says "Failed to import Windows XP Mode" with no following explanation. My ...
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Use multiple network devices with Internet on Windows 10 Pro for VMware

What I have: a Windows 10 Pro notebook with connected WiFi and connected ethernet, both NICs (separately with each his own different default gateway) providing a full Internet connection. I'm also ...
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record/replay debugging i7-3610qm

I am running VMWare 7 + Visual Studio 2010 on Windows 7 ultimate x64 as a host and Windows XP SP3 32bit as a guest on i7-3610qm. But when attempt to run record/replay function VMWare says that I have ...
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Backup a VM while it is running

I have several virtual machines created with VMware Workstation 11 which must run 24/7. I'm not allowed to shutdown/suspend it temporarily. What options do I have to backup this VM while it is ...
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vm freezes when I try to install vmware tools on kali guest

When I try to install vmware tools on my kali guest, It never finishes loading the vmware tools installation. The disc icon never appears and the icons on screen, along with the menu either disappear, ...
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VMware network adapter problems after windows update

I recently updated my pc from windows 8.1 to windows 10 and i have problem with my virtual machine(vmware). My virtual machine runs kali linux and cannot find network adapters to establish connection ...
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Port forwarding working on Virtualbox but not on VMware Workstation for Centos7 virtual machine

I'm running Windows 7. I created a Centos7 virtual machine originally through Virtualbox and successfully set up port forwarding with these rules to allow SSH and HTTP: Protocol: TCP | Host IP: ...
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VMDK linux physical partition + windows

so since i just found out you can point a vmdk to a physical partition and virtualize, I want to try experimenting. The Plan: Windows 10 OS on own drive linux (likely ubuntu or mint) partition on ...
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Disk activity to 100% with Vmware and other

I have vmware workstaion 10 and installed windows server 12 VM and I dont know why this will take my HDD to 100% activity and slow the VMs i try to use no memory trimming pre-allocate virtual hard ...
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Virtualization solutions: linux host and windows guest

after my failed attemp of virtualizing Windows 8.1 with VirtualBox (I had many problems, starting on a poor file system which results in permission problems for IIS and many others) I'm looking for ...
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Vmware http link forwarding

Is it possible to click a link in host and make it to open automatically in guest's browser? It would be much faster than copy-pasting. Greetings, Kurahenek
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Maintain vmware guest resolution

I just switched to Vmware player from VirtualBox. With VirtualBox, if I shutdown a VM when the windows in maximized, the next time I run it, it will start maximized. However, with Vmware, every time I ...
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Convert VMDK to VHD

I need to convert a VMDK to a VHD for importing into Hyper-V. It seems that the answers to the apparent duplicate here do not help me. The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter will only take the ...
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Parallels leaves trails after uninstalling

In favor of VMware, I have uninstalled Parallels Desktop from my Mac using the typical "drag to trash" method. I also removed the Shared Apps from ~/Applications as given in an instruction I found on ...
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Virtual Machines - External Hard Drive - Windows 98

I recently bought a USB - external hard drive, is there any possibility that I can run a Windows 98 environment on it? If so, what would be the steps I need to take? Else, what requirements am I ...
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Bridged Network not working on Ubuntu Guest, Windows 8 Host using VMWare

I'm using VMWare Workstation 11 (Ubuntu 15.04 Guest, Windows 8.1 Host) and bridged networking is operating fine on my home network; however, when I try using the same configuration on my work network ...
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Error while installing VMWare plugin for TeamCity

I'm trying to install VMWare plugin for TeamCity. I followed all steps from https://confluence.jetbrains.com/display/TW/Cloud-VMWare+plugin to the point. However, when I try to run the client via ...
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Virtual SAN not recognizing any disks

I'm trying to set up a virtual san but can't seem to add any disks. I made a cluster and added the hosts. Here's what I get when I go to disk management in the cluster: ...
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How to boot USB 3.0 in VMWare?

How would I go about booting a USB 3.0 drive (connected to a USB 3.0 port) in VMware 11.1.2 (build 2780323)? It's an Arch Linux installation. I have enabled USB 3.0 support in the USB Controller ...
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Unable to install grub for Archlinux on vmware fusion

I am trying to install Archlinux on vmware fusion. Everything went well until I had to install grub. The problem is when I try to run: grub-install --no-floppy --recheck /dev/sda I get the following ...
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modprobe vmhgfs gives — FATAL: Module vmhgfs not found

I'm trying to get shared folders working in VMware Player 6. My host is a Windows 7 box, and the VM guest is Ubuntu 14.x I'm trying to share an external drive on my Windows machine (F:) with my ...
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Convert hard drive to Vmware vm

I have a pc that died on me. The pc has an application that I need to run. I am in the process of setting up an esxi server and Im wondering if i can convert the windows 7 OS on the hard drive from ...
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Buggy display when using Ubuntu 15 on virtualbox

things just sometimes stick and dont display correctly. Ubuntu 15.04 with unity. examples of faulty screens / displays that just don't seem to refresh correctly: first picture should have looked ...
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Log In problems outside VM

I've recently installed Tuleap on a CentOS VM running on VMWare. Everything works OK in the VM, but when I try to log in outside the VM (My physical computer) the log in doesn't work, the page is ...
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Kali on vmware, intel 7260 wont appear

I downloaded the latest kali virtual drive, after downloading and installing the latest kali on my actual computer with about the same issues, the wireless card was acknowledged, but otherwise ...
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How can I install 4 VMs on my Windows 7 PC?

I want to install 4 VM on my Windows 7 PC: 1 Linux kali 1 Windows 7 1 Windows 8 1 Windows Server 2012 I've read that I can't use hyper V, because it's not available on windows 7. VirtualBox seems ...
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Virtualized Mac OS sees only 7MB of VRAM

I run into a problem with virtualized Mac OS X 10.10. My virutal machine sees only 7MB of video memory, but I set 128 MB in VirtualBox configuration. I've tested on VirtualBox 4.3.10 and 5.0 and ...
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What NIC is connected to what network in VMware VM

I have a requirement to create a VMware VM that must be connected to multiple networks (one vNIC for each network). IPs are assigned statically and are supplied via OVF environment properties. The IPs ...
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ESXi 6.0 mounting RDM as local volume

I've just updated my ESXi host to 6.0 and I've noticed a weird side effect. Now when booting my RDM local device is automounted by the Hypervisor itself and my VM using it can't boot because the ...
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Why does my virtual machine get so slow?

What could cause a virtual machine to get really slow? I'm running vmware workstation with ubuntu 14.04 on a computer with quad core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a decent hard drive (not ssd). I ...
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VMware vSphere ESXi 6 and Horizon View 6 with PXE clients

I have used VMware vSphere ESXi server 6 trial with vCenter server and vSphere client 6 on Windows Server 2012 R2 locally and I could successfully get them to work, but I want to go one step further ...
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debian create wlan hotspot: Also from a VM?

I am looking for a way to create a WLAN hotspot from a debian system. I already found some tutorials. EG: hotspotd youtube video But: They are not working. A hotspot is created but I cannot connect ...
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Gaming on an esxi vm

I did some digging around by I cant find any recent discussions about this topic. Given adequate hardware on the vmware esxi host, is it possible to game inside of a virtual machine with low latency ...
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Webcam not working in Ubuntu in vmware virtual machine

I want to use a Logitech Webcam C210 in Ubuntu, using the virtualising system of VMware Player 6.0.5 in Windows 7 but the problem is that although I have the webcam connected and Ubuntu identifies it, ...
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Create bootable image of virtualbox

I want to setup a Ubuntu install on a virtualbox and then use this later to install onto a machine. I know I can create clones of partitions using something like Clonezilla, but is something similar ...
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ESXi 6 Trouble Running on Envy M6 Laptop

I am trying to run ESXI on my old ENVY M6 netbook/laptop. When it gets to the second stage of installing it goes to a purple screen. The error is 14, which i looked up and it seems like it means that ...
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Sending keystrokes to an application with a file as the source

I've had numerous times that I've needed to transfer a batch file or other text to a remote computer (not on the same network) that doesn't support copy/paste or have a "chat"/file transfer feature ...
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VMWare - Reference vmdk from a different datastore

I was trying to move the files of a VMWare ESXi-5.1.0 virtual machine from one datastore to another. All files were moved, except a large one (200GB+) - VMNAME-flat.vmdk. Is there a way to change ...
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Created a VM image, now need to deploy them over network

I've created a freshly installed version of Windows 8.1 "not yet activated" with all necessary software packages on VMWare Workstation. This image is considered the baseline for any computer within ...
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Connect to FriendlyARM from fedora in Vmware

I have a pc with win8.1 . In my pc I have vmware10 that I install win7 and fedora21 on it. I bridge the network (my WIFI and VMnet1 and VMnet8 ). now I have internet over fedora, but when I write ...
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VMware terminology & home usage

Some while ago, I dabbled in VMware virtualization. It must have been around version 4 or 5 of the Workstation product, and it was never more than an idle curiosity - meaning that I know next to ...
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VMware ESXi doesnt work with vmxnet3 driver

I'm running an Ubuntu Server 14.04.01 on a VMware ESXi.It has two Ethernet ports with E1000 driver. I added one more Ethernet port with vmxnet3 driver on the server. When I do an iperf test on the ...
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Can I connect to an external-HDD-based Hyper-V VM from any computer?

If I create a VM on an external HDD using Hyper-V, and now want to connect to it from a different computer using Hyper-V on that second computer - Can that be done, or might that corrupt the VM? If ...
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Windows 7 host running Ubuntu 14.04 in VMware player 7.1

Is it possible to separate traffic between Windows7 host and Ubuntu14.04 guest in VMware player 7.1 I would like to have the host on Wi-Fi ( business ) and the guest either use Wired or Iphone USB ...
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Is there a way to zerofill the page file once for VM compaction?

I know it's not good practice to completely disable the page file even with seemingly sufficient amounts of RAM. I have a number of Windows VMs that naturally have a page file enabled at the default ...
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VMware ESXi: best practices for running off USB thumb drive?

I'm running VMware ESXi 5.5 (and 6.0) on my servers off of a SanDisk Cruzer Fit 16GB flash drive. The VMs are stored on a RAID array of internal physical drives on the server. If that flash drive ...
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What are the advantages of installing vmware tools on a non-gui linux distro?

I know this software is usefull when using a gui OS because it adds some features such as auto size screen. But what features are added to a non-gui distro?
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SSD wear for rMBP mid 2015 15" with running VMware Fusion

I have the rMBP mid 2015 15" with a 512GB SSD. I will be running VMware Fusion for my Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Redhat virtual machines. Most of the time I will be using my Windows 8.1 virtual ...