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Guest OS crashes after installing VMware Tools

I've enabled VT-d in BIOS setting, and run VMware Workstation as root. Everything went well before installing VMware Tools into it. After installing VMware Tools, the guest OS (Windows XP and 7) was ...
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VMWare Fusion 7 Pro Networking Issue

My problem is very simple: IF USING WIFI, only the my mac can ping the VM running locally... other machines on the network can't. Suggestion? Ideas? tests to run? Details: Bridged Connection is ...
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how to convert vmware to hyperv live without downtime?

Anyone know how to live convert a vmware vm (5.5, vmx3, latest vmtools) to a hyperV format without stopping the source vm? Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 powers the server down after un ...
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Migrating Linux guest from Virtualbox 4.3.26 (latest) to VMplayer 7.1 (latest) on Win 7 64-bit host

Would like to understand if it is possible to migrate a Lubuntu guestOS image from Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.26 hypervisor to VMware VMplayer 7.1, where the hypervisor is running on a Windows 7 64-bit ...
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The disk image is invalid in vmware, however perfect when used in virtualbox

We have a vmware workstation with several windows virtuals and a single linux. There was a power cut and after system has booted up i noticed that windows are working good, however linux virtual ...
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vmWare Workstation no https

I've setup a new VM running CentOS 7. My connection is currently Bridged (though I had the same problem with NAT). I'm able to connect to the internet through the host connection (just a Windows 7 ...
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Assigning Static IPv6 address to Ubuntu VM in Vmware

I'm trying to assign a static ipv6 address to a ubuntu vm running on VMWare. At the moment, I've got a single network adapter, a NAT. /etc/network/interfaces is configured like this (following this ...
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VMWare Player presses and holds random keys

I am running Windows 8 and VMWare Player with a bunch of VM ranging from Windows, to various flavors of Linux. The issue that I am having is that what seems like every 2 minutes, or when I switch ...
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Nginx Load Balancer redirecting instead of proxying VMware Horizon View

I have two VMware Horizon View security servers (ss0.domain.net, ss1.domain.net) that leverage HTML access that I'd like to load balance behind Nginx (lb0.domain.net). Both security servers are ...
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metasploit suddenly stops for seemingly no reason

ALright, so I'm new to metasploit and I was just tinkering with the commands when I got this access denied have to say the magic word crap. and it's been saying it on startup ever since. I'm running ...
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How to move from vmware ESXi 5.5 to Hyper-V 2012 R2 on same hardware?

I have Vmware ESXi 5.5 Update 1 with two disks, called RAID0 (3.6 TB) and RAID5 (10.9 TB). I am tired of having to rebuild ESXi every sixty days for home use so I am planning on moving to Hyper-V, ...
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Access the internal subnet that is hosted on different NIC

I have windows 2012 R2 Server and installed and configured two NIC's. NIC 1: 192.168.0.100/24 and 192.168.0.254 as GW NIC 2: 10.10.0.9/24 and 10.10.0.1 as GW test client IP is 10.10.0.88 and ...
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Connecting Wifi Dongle to VMware while main computer is connect to LAN

I have a Work PC that is connected to the office network thru LAN. I have a Wifi USB Dongle with me and I want it connected thru my Personal Pocket Wifi but to be used by my VM. I use VMware® ...
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How to transfer files between Guest OSs (all Windows) running over VMware Workstation?

I have a project scenario where 3 Virtual Machine (all Windows OS) need to transfer file in a serial order (The host OS is also Windows). Like VM1 -> VM2 -> VM3 and again in reverse direction VM3 -> ...
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Run a VM on multiple machines

We have some developers who jump between a desktop machine and laptop depending on where they are working from. Desktop when at home or office for multiple monitor use and extra power for testing on ...
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Cannot ping virtual machine (VMWare)

Here is the situation: I have Windows 7 on both host and VM. Network connection on VM is set to NAT, both machines are in the same workgroup, I have turned off password protection for shares, enabled ...
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Weird USB behavior with Windows 7 and VMware

I have a Windows 7 machine that I use VMware Workstation on. I will often do the following: attach a USB thumb drive to my VM mount the USB write some stuff to it unmount detach USB from VM. ...
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Virtual PC to hardware PC

I know that it is possible to make ordinary PC system virtual and run on virtual machine. For example it is supported by Vmware. But now I need somehow place virtual PC to hardware and run it without ...
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Compressing an OS after some slight changes has yielded massively different results - why?

I am using SUSE Linux on a Virtual Machine through VMWare Workstation. This morning, I zipped up a copy of the folder containing my VM (.vmx, .vmdk, .vmem, single snapshot and all) and sent it to my ...
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How to change the network where the virtual machine is connected to, in Vmware ESXi with Perl in Linux?

Can anybody answer that how to change a VM's network with Perl? I would like to periodically change the network where the VM's nic is connected. Thanks
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How can I make the computer see a SATA DVD drive as a USB DVD drive?

So, I am using VMware View for thin PCs and a user wants to use the local DVD drive in the VM. It seems that the only way to pass any device in is by USB. I was wondering if there is a way to pass the ...
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Why does my PC slow down to a crawl when VMware and ntoskrnl.exe is writing to a data drive?

My PC becomes almost unusable when writing to my data drive. The main suspect which exhibits this issue is VMware Player. The problem does not happen when I myself move files in Windows Explorer or do ...
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How do I install VMWare Tools v8 for Workstation?

I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to install VMWare Tools for Workstation, v8. Where is the download available? Is the ISO available already and I just need to tell VMWare to install?
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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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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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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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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 file'...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Configuring an experimental TCP/IP computer network using a virtual machine

I don't have extensive experience to computer networks and I would like to practice using a Linux distribution and virtual machines like virtualbox or vmware. I imagine a host Ubuntu/Linux PC and a ...
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VMWare Guest to Host-Webserver (nginx) connection doesn't work

How do I debug the following situation: I have Nginx, php etc. installed on a Mac, everything works perfectly. However when I want to connect to it from inside a VMWare Windows 7 host, I get an ...
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VMWare Snapshot Cleanup

Running a Win7 VMware VM (Not ESXi) on WinXP. Now the C: driver is full and want to increase the size. I used the VMWare CLI vmware-vdiskmanager to increase the size. But it throwing an error message ...
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Unusual incoming connection?

I have a machine that directly connects to the internet. I have an unusual connection as shown above. I have not used VMWare for a while though. I know that the exe file is genuine. As a quick ...
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Bridge NIC to VM without it being used by Host-machine?

I would like to bridge some network cards so that my virtual machines, running in VMware workstation 9, can connect through them, but not the physical windows computer on which the VM's are running. ...
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Copy vmware virtual disk contents from one to antoher?

Is there a way to copy contents from one virtual disk to another? I need a way to lower size of the virtual disk, I was thinking of creating new one and copying contents from the old to new one. Also ...
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Can I configure and use 2 DHCP servers in my Home Lab Setup

I am setting up a Home Lab environment for development and testing. The purpose of this lab is multifunctional and the hardware involved is : Cisco ESW 540 24 Port GB Switch with VLAN etc... HP ...
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Windows server 2000 installation on vSphere 5.1 (VMware esxi 5.1)

When creating a new virtual machine on vSphere 5.1 (VMware esxi 5.1) it asks for the version of guest operating system i'm going to install. But in the drop down menu they provide Windows Server 2000 ...
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“the cpu has been disabled by the guest operating system”:VMWARE(win7-64 hosted) error

Every time, when I use vmware to run fedora system, it announces " The cpu has been disabled by the guest operating system. you will need to power off or reset the virtual machine at this point How ...
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Critical error on Red Hat Linux

I have a RHEL 5 x64 virtual machine. My colleague accidentally deleted some main system files related to root as he said. Now when I boot the machine , I got the following error : exec of init (sbin/...
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In vSphere Client how can you search for a machine by it's name?

In vSphere I've got a lot of virtual machines to manage and am looking for a way to search by the name I gave the VM when I created it. Ctrl + F doesn't do anything. If I click on the pane the VMs are ...