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checking a CCID Compliance reader in VMware

I have VMware 9.0.2 build-1031769 with BackTrack-5 installed on it. Each time that I connect my ACS-ACR38 card reader to my computer, two below options added to VM > Removable Devices : Q1: What ...
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Running two virtual servers cannot change network configration of second server

I am learning networking. The problem is that i am running two virtual machine of linux operating system on virtual machine whose server addresses are 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.200 respectively. I ...
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how to view the installed operating systems in vmware hypervisor from the monitor attached to the machine

I have installed vmware Esxi 5 on an x64 machine, and also created 3 different operating system on it. Is it possible to login and switch over the three operating systems without remote desktop ? I ...
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how convert vmware player 8 image to vmware workstation 9

I 've image created with vmware layer 6 but i open with vmware workstation 9 i've error "The configuration file vmx was created by a VmWare product that is incompatible with this version of VMware ...
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Compatibility of strace/ptrace with virtualized environments

I have realized that strace(http://sourceforge.net/projects/strace/) sometimes (not always, the behavior is non-deterministic) freezes when run in virtualized environments. For example, I have tried ...
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Netflow with nfdump, not accurate?

I have been collecting net flow data and I am trying to asses how much bandwidth a particular virtual machine is consuming. From vSphere I have enabled net flow which I am sending to nfdump. Using ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware Fusion on OS X Mavericks with 7.15 GB of Free Space

Have a MacBook Pro, running OS X Mavericks, with 7.15 GB of free disk space. Downloaded VMware Fusion 6.03 and ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso... Tried installing Ubuntu using the following steps: ...
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Xfce4 giving me a blank screen on Arch

I am running Arch Linux and am trying to use Xfce4 as a desktop environment. I have xorg installed and xfce4 and xfce4-goodies. I've made the xinitc file and when I run startx it seems like it is ...
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Measuring total bandwidth utilized per server (windows)

I am looking for a way to monitor and report total bandwidth consumed by a windows virtual machine over a period of minutes to hours. I thought it would be easy to do this, but I can't seem to find a ...
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Hardware-accelerated 3d in a VM (on Windows 8.1)

Title says it all. I'm interested in playing some games in a VM because I don't want to junk up my Windows installation. What solution, if any, provides good 3d performance for me to achieve this end? ...
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How to Add .vmss file into Esxi inventory list?

One of our ESX 4.1 servers has a disk fault and is unable to recover. We then installed ESXI 5.1 and moved all virtual Machines to new Data Store. Everything Fine, we had 7 Virtual servers, 6 of that ...
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Failed to load Ubuntu virtual machine from vmdk

I'm trying to move my cloud Ubuntu environment to virtual machine. These are the steps I've done so far: 1) Create disk image with dd command and moved it to my Windows OS. 2) Converted it to .vmdk ...
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Assigning number of Cores and Processors to a particular VM

I would like to know if we could assign uneven no of cores under different processors for a particular VM. I mean say for a particular VM we decide to assign 2 Processors and a total of 3 cores, ...
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How To Route Static IP to VM-WARE Instance

So I have orderderd a server from a hosting company, and they have given me a 5 public ip addresses, how would I go about assigning these ip addreses to each individual vm instance? I have read ...
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VirtualBox and VMware is crashing in my computer

I am trying to install VirtualBox or VMware in my windows 8.1 PC but I encounter various problems. VirtualBox freezes my PC when installing it and I have to reboot. VMware froze my PC once or twice ...
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Primary monitor keeps reverting back to the laptop display

A Macbook Pro running VMware Fusion has a guest operating system of Windows 7. The user often connects an external monitor to the laptop through an HDMI cable. For the display settings "extend the ...
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Mint on VMware sometimes not responding

It's a problem similar to this: similar old thread I have this Mint guest VM on VMware with bridged connection and I have here open ports for ssh and http connection. Im conecting remotely and ...
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I want add a new virtual sd card into vmware desktop

I have a VM Ware desktop virtual machine. I need a "virtual" SD Card, but there is not in hardware list and i can't add it.
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Use host DirectAccess connection in VM guest

At the moment I'm doing some development work in a VM guest. Normally I'm at the customer office and able to connect to the servers over there. As I'm also working remote, I need to connect to the ...
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Corrupted text file recovery (Win7 x64)

I'm having some difficulties in recovering the contents of a .txt file. While writing to a text file, on a Win7 x64 virtual machine, the host machine crashed. After rebooting, I noticed that the ...
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Image of somewhat proprietary linux distro boots with only ~ 1G RAM in vmware instead of full assigned capacity

I've booted a Linux box in VMWare Player, and assigned 4GB of RAM memory to it. However Linux can't seem to find more than 885MB. I've tried to boot with mem=4096M parameter to both kernel and ...
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Shared Storage On vSphere Hypervisor Free Edition

I have a server that is currently running Windows 2008 on one hard disk, with all data stored on a second hard disk. I'm looking to replace the OS, and would like to install a virtual hypervisor on ...
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How can I force Windows to use the Internet connection of a virtual network adapter?

I am running Windows 7 on a virtual machine. I have VPN Gate installed on this machine. This VPN software creates a virtual network adapter and configures it with an interface metric value of 1. I ...
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vmware horizon view client 5.3 for windows: block printer redirection

I'm using vmware horizon view client 5.3 and I want to disable printer redirection. I don't want that the local user printers appear on the view desktop Thank you!
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How to access VMWare's server from host windows

I'm using VMWare to setup apache. I set Network Adapter to Host-only and I can access my ip (192.168.130.128) or localhost from browser in Ubuntu successfully. However, when I want to access it from ...
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Windows 7 on top of VMware - RabbitMQ

I`m running windows 7 on top of VMware. I installed Erlang and then RabbitMQ and from some reason the RabbitMQ starts and then stops. I tried to check the port using netstat and RabbitMQ is the only ...
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Entire ESXi 5.1 server locks up since yesterday

Since yesterday I suddenly stumbled upon a very absurd problem. My setup is an ESXi 5.1 home server with two VMs: a Debian (for mail, printing, webhosting, telephony, and more) and a ZFSGuru (FreeBSD ...
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VMWare - restart client X server

If a VM's X server is frozen, is there a way I can restart the X server (send right-alt+sysrq+k to the client) without the host intercepting the key combination/causing a restart of the host's X ...
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Changing VMware OpenGL version

I'm running Windows XP on VMware, and the graphics adapter has support for OpenGL 2. I need to test some stuff in an enviroment with OpenGL 1.4. When I disable "Accelerate 3d graphics" I get a system ...
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VMWare Fusion shared folder does not appear in VM

As per these instructions, I shared a host directory in my VM by going to Settings-->Sharing. My guest OS is Ubuntu 10.04.4, 64-bit and the host is MacOS. I restarted the VM but the shared folder ...
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Pano Logic virtualization with WINDOWS 7, VMWare VIEW doesn't start (worked with XP)

Our Pano Logic virtualization with Windows 7 (using VMWare View) doesn't start. The Pano system can't seem to make a connection. However, it worked with Windows XP before. Domain: check DHCP: check ...
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VMware VM Generates 100% Disk Activity

I have a fast new Windows desktop computer running Windows 8.1 with 32GB of RAM. When I run a VM on this computer, the VM is extremely slow for about the first half hour or so of use. And if I look ...
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Iptables on mini-Linux, hosting VMware Player with Windows, blocking access to www

we have a special kind of system at the university. A mini-Linux (Ubuntu 13.x) is loaded via PXE, afterwards the VMWare Player on this Linux is starting a selected VM. The connection setting of the ...
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installing X11 package separately on Linux (on VMware)

I installed Linux on VMware, just for doing X-Windows programming. The installation uses Easy-install feature, might be due to which I didn't get the option to select packages during installation (as ...
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VMWare Workstation - vmware-hostd - Anyone know why this is needed and why if I leave VMWare open it uses up 30% of my cpu consistently?

I keep having to end the process even though I may just have the app open with no OS running. I've never had the issue before so not sure what is causing it. I'm on Windows 8.1 if it helps.
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How to enable full screen for an ubuntu server guest system?

Full screen with vmware tools works as long my guest is a desktop distro. Now I have an ubuntu server distro and installed vmware tools..well I can't get full screen, why is that?
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Open NAT ports on an internal NAT vm

I have a virtual machine which is a NAT/dhcp server, it has installed pfsense https://www.pfsense.org/ . This vm has two network interfaces: one connected to the actual WAN, one to an internal LAN. ...
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Installing IE 11 onto VMware fusion w/ Windows 7 64-bit

I'm a tech at my school's Help Desk and I'm running into this strange issue. I've already installed all possible Windows Updates. I can't seem to remove IE 10 from the computer. When I attempt to run ...
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How can I paste to a headless host (CentOS 6.2) using VMware vSphere 5.1?

I've done lots of searching on this and have yet to find a solution that works. The following settings have been changed in the host config to allow copy/paste: isolation.tools.copy.disable = ...
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Fix BSOD on Win XP VMWARE Image?

I have a new install of Windows XP in my VMWARE. However, it only runs for a few minutes and then I get BSOD with the following message. STOP: c000021a [Fatal System Error} The Windows SubSystem ...
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How to connect to VMs after the VMware Workstation UI got restarted by Windows?

Every now and then, this happens (part to blame Windows, part to blame VMware): the VMware Workstation 10 UI becomes slow you are busy with something else typing in a document Windows pops-up a ...
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Resizing virtual hard disk on VMWare

We're unable to resize our SCSI virtual hard disk on VMWare. We have 200GB of extra space for resizing, but the "Provisioned Size" field under "Disk Provisioning" is grayed out. Here's a checklist of ...
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Windows 7 VM not showing all cores on VMPlayer

I moved a physical Win7 Pro from a Pentium 4 (Hyper-threading) to VM Player running on a Core i7 (8 Logical cores). The problem is that even if I configure VM Player to use 4 cores, I still see only ...
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Can't connect bluetooth keyboard directly to vmware

I want the Vmware system use my bluetooth keyboard and my host use USB keyboard, so i disconnect the bluetooth adapter to the host , and connect it to vmware. And then pair it, it's all right and i ...
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Which port of esxi server i can use with veeam backup

I have esxi server on my server. I can connect to it via vsphere client suvvessfully. I have just installed veeam free backup and it tries to connect via same ip and port 443 But it says can't ...
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How to access Windows 7 files from VMware running CentOS 6.5

I have already enabled the shared folders and attempted to mount the folder shown in the file # /usr/bin/vmware-hgfsclient Which lists C and Documents which I created. Then I run the ...
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Is it possible to do vm backups on external drive on esxi

I have Esxi on IBM x 3450. I have datastore where i have stored my VM. My requirement is backup VM on either USB drive attached to ESXI (NTFS) -- (so that i can plug USB anywhere) Network shared ...
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Sharing folders between vmware and windows?

I have a following scenario. 1.I have windows 8 on my machine. 2.I have installed vmware and am running ubuntu on it. Now I want some folders on my windows that I want to access from my vmware ...
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Connecting IOS XRv to VMnets

My set up is built on Vmware Workstation 10 installed on Windows. I am trying to link my virtual IOS XR machine to the VMnets I need, which are configured on vmware ofc. When I log in the VM, i can't ...
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VMware Work station is very slow and it cause Windows to freeze

I am using VMware Work Station V9 to run Ubuntu (The latest version) and it is very very slow. I have given it 20 GB Disk Space / 4 GB RAM / but it still runs very slow. My current machine has 16 GB ...