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

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How to install KVM and VMWare side by side on Fedora 20 x86_64?

I use Fedora 20 x86_64, and I have KVM installed. However, for a course assignment, I have to install VMWare (to be exact, VMWare Workstation 10). Yes, I have to use VMWare. However, (as expected ...
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Mounting VMDK disk inside of shared directory from VM

I have Ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine in VMWare and a shared directory. Also I have a VMDK disk inside of this shared directory. What I do: Mount VMDK disk inside of Ubuntu from shared directory. ...
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How do I automatically transfer files from Ubuntu (in VMWare) to Windows?

I am planning to transfer files automatically (by automatically, I mean without trigger from the user) from my Ubuntu (in VMWare Workstation 8) to Windows (not the VMWare's host so I can't use sharing ...
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VMware command bar always interferes when trying to access webbrowsers URL bar

In VMware I have set the command bar to hid itself unless the mouse is hovered around the top of the screen. This doesn't work well because in the web browser when I try to switch between tabs, the ...
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What is blocking my browser (external links) using proxy in VMWare Workstation in this example?

I have Windows 8.1 as the host with Mint 16 as VM using Bridged. I can connect to the proxy links, but it looks to time-out when attempting to connect to other URL paths. I have tried NAT and Custom ...
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VMWare EXSi snaphot cloning bug

I've been using EXSi to deploy multiple servers. Once I've decided to clone one system to make life a little easier following many online guides, which suggests copying VM files to a different folder ...
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VMWare: How to change screen resolution of a virtualised Lion?

I'm having a screen resolution problem while running VMWare virtual machine on Mavericks. I'm simulating Lion and I can't change the resolution of the screen. I've tried the Lion Display Preferences, ...
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Remove 3D border around VM screens in VMware

VMware always puts the screens of virtual machines into a panel which has an ugly 3D border around it. I don't know why the GUI designers didn't remove this Windows 2000-stylish border yet in ...
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I cannot share folders in VMWare Player 6 (host: win 7, guest: centos 6.4)

I have a folder on my host system (Windows 7) and I want to use it on my guest system (Centos 6.4). On this page I read that I can access the shared directory under /mnt/hgfs/<shared name>. ...
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Any way to programmatically install vmWare Player or VirtualBox or any other free virtualization package on a client computer together with an image?

I want to write an installer to automatically install some kind of virtualization software on clients running Windows, and download and start an image. Is it doable?
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VMware WSX login issues

I am currently trying to access my virtual machines from another computer through VMWare WSX. Host is on Windows Server 2012 R2 and client is a Windows 8 x64. I can access the interface fine. However, ...
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Suspend VMWare Player in detached X session

I've got a VMWare Player instance running in an X session that I initiated via remote desktop. I need to suspend this instance so I can run it in a separate session. I can see two solutions, but I ...
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Creating your own VMWare Image/Package?

I am using VMWare Workstation 9, to load - 'Linux CentOS' from a ISO file. I want to install additional software on it like - Tomcat, Apache, Java etc. This is easy to do. But my goals is to - ...
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Unable to ping from my Unix VM to Windows 8 host laptop on VMnet1

I am running Windows 8 on my laptop, with a VMware instance running Unix on top of that. When I ping the Unix VM from the Windows host, I get a response. But when I try to ping my Windows box from ...
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Documnetation for Vmware NSX RESTful API

We are gonna develop some feature for our product for which we need to leverage the Vmware NSX API. First we want to understand the API and the RPC's. But We are not able to find any documentation for ...
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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 virtual machine using Oracle VirtualBox. 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 there ...
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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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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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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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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 ...