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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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Trying to get Bridged Networking mode in VMWare Player - Fedora Host

I'm fairly new to Linux, having played with it for a while back in 2002-2003. I recently set up Fedora 21 on a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga, and so far so good. I'm having issues with VMware Player. I have a ...
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vmware player won't run on CentOS due to missing /dev/vmmon, what could be the problem?

So I've tried installing vmware player 3.1.4 and 3.1.3 and both times had the same problem, when I try to load a VM I get the error "Could not open /dev/vmmon". When I ls /dev/ I can see there is no ...
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Windows Virtual Machine not seen by host (Mac OS X) using VMWare Fusion

I installed Windows XP with VMware Fusion on my MacBook and while internet works, Windows can ping the Mac, etc. from the Mac or any other machine in the network we can not see the Virtual Machine. In ...
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Where can I find the VMware vSphere client?

VMware's download site is very frustrating. I am unable to find where the download link to the vSphere client is. Did they rename this tool? How can I get it?
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Changing global configuration in VMware Workstation 8

I'd like to suppress the "accept license" dialog (et al.) that appears when a user first launches VMware Workstation 8. I know that having a C:\Users\foo\AppData\Roaming\VMware\preferences.ini ...
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Samba and Groups (Windows Host, VM Linux Guest)

Ok I've been reading about Samba shares etc. for the past few days, I still cannot get it to work. I've gotten a public share and a private user share to work, but not a group share. [global] ...
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Virtual Machine network cards are recognized by application

I'm using an application which retrieves data from the network, but I would like to use it in a virtual machine environment (both Virtualbox and/or Vmware); the problem is that the application finds ...
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Kali Linux inside VMWare using NAT: DNS not resolving names

I have a Kali Linux installed in VMWare Workstation. The virtual machines is configured for using NAT. The host server is Windows 8.1. DNS in Kali is not working: $ ping -c1 www.google.es ping: ...
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OSX Yosemite and VMware Fusion 7 Keeps Prompting when Opening Win applications

the title of this question seems odd but it's actually a complicated thing. I use my mac with VMware Fusion 7 on the office to be able to run windows 7. I always run the vmware fusion in Unity mode ...
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SMB response, STATUS_INSUFF_SERVER_RESOURCES

I have a Windows 7 vm running in VMWare workstation, it has 4 cores and 4 GBs of RAM assigned. Currently 3 clients connect to this windows 7 vm to access a shared folder. I noticed when the clients ...
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Bridged Networking not work in Kali (Debian 7)

I installed VMWare Fusion 7 on MacOsX and make a Virtual Machine Linux Kali. I set Bridged Networking for my VM Kali and it doesn't work (can't connect). (By the way NAT work correctly) I've ...
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Is it possible to extract contents of a ThinApp container?

Is there possible to extract such packages made by somebody else. Ok, so if there is no general way of extracting such archives, which can be a huge exe file or tiny exe starter with huge packed ...
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VMware Player 7.0.0 (64-bit Linux) crashes when I use Windows Explorer in a Windows 7 Guest

Related software Host - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit, Linux 3.13.0-44-generic VMware (old) - VMware Player 6.0.2 build-1744117 (64-bit Linux) VMware (new) - VMWare Player 7.0.0 build-2305329 (64-bit ...
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Current time in vmware

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 inside Vmware Player. However, Ubuntu doesn't seem to check for the current time. The time is usually off when I restart the virtual machine. How can I fix this so it will ...
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XP VM not detecting USB keyboard or mouse from Windows 7 host

I've been using a Windows XP Pro VM (32-bit, SP3) for months on my work PC (Windows 7 64-bit) with no problems, with a PS/2 keyboard and a standard optical USB mouse. Today I copied this VM onto my ...
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VMware installation MSI failed

I had tried installing VMWare Workstation, VMWare Player, anything by VMWare, and the installation always crashes; it says The MSI '.........\vmwareplayer_x64.msi' failed. I have Windows 7 Ultimate. ...
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PuTTY Network Error: Software caused connection abort

I have a strange problem: When I'm using PuTTY with SSH connecting to a Linux server hosted in VMware on my local Windows 7, I often get the error saying "Network error: Software caused ...
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Can't find other computers in network when using NAT in vmWare

I have created a Windows 7 VM using vmWare Workstation 10 on a Windows 7 host computer. The host computer has three LAN connections. The VM accesses two of them via bridged networking, which works ...
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VMware ESXi 4.1 failing to delete files from datastore browser (vSphere Client)

Receiving Error stating "Error caused by file /vmfs/volumes/[ID]/Delete/Delete1 (Names a result of attempting to rename from some advice on VMware forums.) Any input is appreciated. P.S - I have ...
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Firewall open ports for vSphere

I need to open ports on a firewall, so that a client could access his VM console through vCenter server's Web Client. I had a look at this page about port description, but I am a little confused. I ...
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VMware guest can access host but not vice versa

On my Windows I installed VMware with a guest Centos VM. As a LAMP stack is working on my Windows, I can access the web content from the VM via something like 192.168.11.5. Later on I run nginx on ...
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Share guest OS internet connection with host OS with VMware

I have an usb wifi board without drivers for Mac OS X ML. Sometimes I have to connect to internet using the external board and need to pass the Ubuntu internet connection running on VMware Fusion to ...
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Windows 8.1 vs Windows 7 as the guest OS [closed]

For various development and test purposes I'd like to setup a VM running Windows. The host is my workstation that runs on Windows 8.1 x64 with an i7, 16GB of memory and tons of SSD and HDD space. I'll ...
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How to connect to Internet from a VMware guest? [closed]

I'm using VMWare Workstation on Windows 8 host machine and my guest is Windows 7. I'm using Wifi connection on host machine and would like to use the same Wifi connection on my guest machine. Please ...
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VMware vmnet2 routes collide with en0

I am getting the following error when starting a vagrant box: gajus:vagrant gajus$ vagrant up Bringing machine 'default' up with 'vmware_fusion' provider... ==> default: Checking if box ...
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VMware VSAN design and usage [closed]

I'v got some design and fundamental questions about VMwar vSAN usage. Currently we have several HP blades in 4 enclosures connected to 2 HP P9500 SAN. We got multipathing but no SAN redundancy. We ...
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Does VMware 11 provide real GPU up to 2GB memory allocation or just facilitates allocating the same VRAM that comes from the allocated RAM?

Their advertisement is pretty confusing: Graphics-intensive applications can now be given an additional boost by allocating up to 2 GB of video memory per virtual machine. I just want to confirm if ...
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Hide annoying VMware hint “To release input, press Ctrl+Alt”

I'm running VMWare Workstation 7 on Windows 7 x64. In the guest OS (also Windows 7 x64) I have VMWare Tools installed, but the VMWare Tools service is disabled. I run the VM in full screen mode and ...
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Disabling annoying VMware Player tool tip “To release input, press Ctrl+Alt”

[Same as Hide annoying VMware hint "To release input, press Ctrl+Alt" but for VMware Player, because that answer was for VMware Workstation] When starting the VMWare Player, at the top it ...
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username is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported

I am running ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop using VMware Player. I am not sure why but I have an account called "User Account" in addition to my account that I usually login to use ubuntu. Well that was ...
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How to resize Windows partition for VMWare virtual machine?

The virtual machine is running on VMware ESXi 5.0.0. I have turned the virtual machine off and when I go to Edit Settings / Hard Disk 1, the Provisioned Size is greyed out and I cannot change it. See ...
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Configuring ESXi server to produce same performance results

I have an ESXi 5.5.0 server with a single VM. When I run some benchmark on the VM there are 6% differences between times of different runs on the VM (each run around 250 seconds). When I've run such ...
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What are the differences between VirtualBox and VMware Workstation? [closed]

I am planning to download a virtual machine and I'm confused which to download. If any one know more about virtual machines please give me a quick solution. If there is other virtual machines better ...
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How can I access a VMware client that's located on a remote host?

I use VMware Fusion at work to test my websites in different versions of IE by running multiple copies of Windows on my Macbook Air. At home, I use VMware Workstation to do the same thing. My desktop ...
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VMware tools: vsock and vmhgfs does not work

I'm trying to install the recent VMware tools in an LFS system (kernel 3.16.2). First, I compiled the kernel with all vmware stuff enabled, which left only vmhgfs to be managed by VMware tools. The ...
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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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Why can't I access shared folders from host with 1 processor allocated, but I can with 4 processors?

I setup shared folders in the virtual machine settings for access to host files, but it didn't work no matter how many times I reinstalled VMWare Tools, changed the settings for the shared folders and ...
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How to open existing virtual machine with multiple .vmdk files

I created a new Virtual Machine. On the Virtual Hard Disk screen I am selecting Use existing hard disk. I copied the VM files from another machine. It has multiple .vmdk files and when I select one ...
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ESXi sees RAID1 as two hard drives [migrated]

The server is Proliant ML330 G6. I've activated the embeded SATA RAID in BIOS. Created 1 logical drive in "Option Rom Configuration for Arrays" in RAID 0+1 that consists of two 1TB drives. So in other ...
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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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VMWare + Windows 8, wrong keyboard mappings

I've been running Mac OS X + VMWare Fusion for a long time, with no problems what so ever. But earlier today I upgraded to Mac OS X Yosemite, and after that VMWare didn't want to start my virtual ...
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vmware: Clean up disk space in low disk condition

Soooooo, low on disk space Go into vmware workstation v10, and delete a snapshot vmware says: Not enough disk space to perform deletion But the snapshot is removed from the tree in snapshot mgr ...
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Can't Ping Ubuntu Guest from Windows 7 Host

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 in VMWare Workstation on a Windows 7 Host. I can ping my Host from within the Ubuntu VM, but cannot ping the other way. Firewall is disabled on the Ubuntu Guest.... Any ...
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Close VMware Horizon View Client on Log Out

Using the VMware View Client for Linux I can use the command line parameter --once to make sure the client closes itself after the user logs out from the virtual desktop. The VMware View Horizon ...
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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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VMWare workstation: “not enough physical memory available to start this VM” when installing Linux as guest OS

I installed VMWare workstation on my laptop, which has Windows 8 running on it. I got VMWare installed, after which I tried to install Red hat Linux as a guest OS. But I get an error stating "not ...
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Slow vmware vm with fast brand new laptop

I've just bought a fast core i7 laptop with 16GB of RAM running Windows 8.1. When I run a VMware VM on this computer, the VM is extremely slow. And if I look at the host HD activity during this time, ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 VM shows a black screen in VMware Player

I have a Ubuntu Server 11.04 64 bit VM running on VMware Player 3.1.4 that only shows a black screen. No matter what I try, the screen remains black. The VM has worked the first time. When I reset ...
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Remove irritating numlock popup in vmware player

I'm running Ubuntu in a VMWare player and whenever my mouse crosses into or out of the VMWare window, a Num Lock On or Off notifier briefly appears underneath it. It's very distracting. How do I ...