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VMware FT, App HA: What happens if vCenter Server is offline? [migrated]

I am interested in the two features named "Fault Tolerance" and "App High Availability" which are part of some VMWare products. As far as I understand the vCenter Server instance is needed to perform ...
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Installing Oracle 11gR2 on RHEL 6.2

I'm having some difficulty installing Oracle 11gR2 on RHEL 6.2. I have compiled a giant list of every single step I have taken so far. I installed RHEL 6.2 on VMware. It did its easy install ...
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Metasploitable_2 (Cannot issue apt-get to update or install any packages)?

I just setup Metasploitable 2 on VMware Fusion. I downloaded the image from here. I've booted it up and everything and can navigate around but would like to run a apt-get install update and possible ...
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VMware blocked usb access from Physical Machine

The problem is I cannot access my usb stick from the real machine. If I insert the usb and i have "Removable Devices" turned ON on my virtual machine I have full access and functionality on it. When ...
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How to avoid CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION errors with VirtualBox inside VMWare

I have the same setup as described here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17175696/running-vagrant-inside-vmware-vm Now I'm frequently getting BSOD with a CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION error and ...
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VMWare VSphere on Ubuntu

I've downloaded and installed VSphere CLI 5.1.0, but I can't open it. I've installed the dependencies with: sudo apt-get install libxml-libxml-perl libclass-methodmaker-perl libcrypt-ssleay-perl ...
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Clipboard operations (copy/paste) often stop working on VMWare Workstation

I have a dual-screen set-up with a Windows host and a Linux virtual machine. Windows Host: Windows 7 x64, VMware Workstation (8.0.5, most recent) Linux VM: CentOS 6.4 x64 (most recent) + VMware Tools ...
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Getting an error trying to set up shared folders on an Ubuntu instance of VMWare Fusion running on OSX

Receiving the following error: Unable to update runtime folder sharing status: There was an error mounting Shared Folders file system inside the guest operating system. Running VMWare Fusion ...
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Can I run my desktop on a bare-metal VM layer to swap between operating systems?

I'm running CentOS as my primary desktop, but I need to be able to use Windows and Ubuntu from time to time to test things on those. As I don't have any extra hardware immediately available, I could ...
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how to create ubuntu installable iso image from files

this might be a quite silly question but I lack linux knowlege so here it is... I have an ubuntu VPS from which I need to create a development environment under my WMWare. So I wonder if the ...
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Can I install Mac OS in windows through VMware workstation?

Can I install Mac OS in windows through VMware workstation ? I have VMware workstation software. I want to install Mac OS in Windows 7. Can I?
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Can Intel's VT-x be virtualized?

My CPU doesn't support VT-x. Can this technology be virtualized? I mean in a guest machine. Like VMware Workstation or Oracle Virtual Box. Or do you have to buy a new CPU that supports it?
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vmware player view toolbar options when toolbar disabled

With virtualbox, when you disable the toolbar in fullscreen mode, there is a hotkey that pulls up a menu that allows you to do the same stuff the toolbar would have. I am aware of how to turn off the ...
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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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Getting “error loading operating system” when I start a VM. Worked fine prior opening with VirtualBox

I'm using VMware Workstation 7.x on Windows and I'm getting this error when I start my VM: error loading operating system That started to happen when I tried to load the VMDK file into the ...
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Can't install VMware tools on Linux Mint 17

I just downloaded VMWare player 6.0.3 because I had major issues with VirtualBox. I need to share a folder and for this, I need VMware tools. I tried clicking Player>Manage>Install VMware tools: the ...
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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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Using host proxy in VMware

I installed VMare on My Windows7 and I have a BackTrack5 r3 installed on VMware. Backtrack use a NAT network adapter to connect to the host and use internet. Some web-sites are restricted/filterd to ...
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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 win7) Arch without x-server and I would like to know how I can change the resolution of what I think is called a TTY to make ...
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VMware Virtual Machine recover files without mounting

I transferred the directory with my VMWare Virtual Machine Linux Mint to a new harddisk. I didn't know that I had to change the directory path in the VMware settings, so I couldn't mount my Virtual ...
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Unattended installation for windows 7 x86

Are there any pre-created Autounattend.xml files for Windows 7 unattended installation x86? I have been experimenting and creating the XML file but I am always being prompted to choose which hard disk ...
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Does VMware warn when VM guest is out of disk space?

I'm running VMware Fushion Version 5.0.5 (1945692). I've got a Ubuntu 14.04 (x64) instance with 20 GB disk. I'm trying to compile Clang, LLVM, Compiler-RT, Extras and LLDB. It was making good progress ...
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How much RAM should I put aside for ubuntu virtual machine

I currently have windows 8 in my laptop with 4 gb RAM.. I recently installed the virtual machine of ubuntu. Now I need to run a tool whose memory requirements are as follows : 1) Atleast 5 gb RAM 2) ...
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Where to add a new sudoer in vCenter?

Currently, in vCenter, I clone new VMs using an Ubuntu 14.04 template and a SimpleLinux customization spec. I now need to add a new user (newuser) and configure it to be a sudoer in /etc/sudoers like ...
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Unable to connect to the MKS: Failed to connect to server xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:902, the port is closed

I have a server with Vsphere ESXi 5.5. when i try to start a virtual machine with the vsphere client i get this error: Unable to connect to the MKS: Failed to connect to server 172.16.63.3:902 and ...
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nvidia graphic drivers using VMware Fusion on a macbook pro

I have a macbook pro retina with a nvidia gt 650m video card. I use VMware Fusion and i want to update the drivers. I downloaded 320.18-notebook-win8-win7-64bit-international-whql.exe When i try to ...
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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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VMware Workstation update stopped autofit guest working

VMware one day offered an update (8.0.1 build-528992 my current version) from 8.0. I accepted it, because updates usually fix problems. However not in this case... Previously it worked very well. ...
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Removable USB HDD gets labelled as VMWare USB Device!!? How to fix?

I have a Western Digital 500GB External USB drive. Everytime I plug it in, one of my Win7 PCs label it as "VMWare USB Device" The same name appears under Devices and Printers. Device Manager and most ...
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Server on Physical HDD from dead server needs Converting into Virtual Machine

I have dead server wich need reviving, all i managed to retrieve is HDD, is there an easy way of converting this physical HDD into any virtual format that VMWare converter could use? So far i've used ...
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When memory is swapped to disk, and later RAM is freed, does the memory get swapped back into RAM?

I'm guessing the answer depends on the OS. In this case, it is VMware ESXi. I created a low memory condition by migrating several VM's to a host that has memory over-committed. Once page sharing and ...
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Shared drive with VMware Player

I downloaded Hortonworks Sandbox2.1 and VMware Player and I want to create a file in windows that I can use to access data with Hadoop via VMware Player. First I tried enabling the shared folder and ...
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VMware Player Ubuntu display is duplicating (triplicating) the monitor

I am using VMware Player 6.0.2 and I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I recently upgraded my VMware Player, I now have duplicate/triplicate (and sometimes even more) displays going on at the same ...
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Can't take control of USB drive on VMware

I'm running VMWare Workstation on Windows 7 x86-64, and a Mac OSX 10.8 inside the VM. Whenever I try to connect my USB drive to the Mac OSX guest, it just doesn't gets recognized, i've already tried ...
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Why is guest OS greyed out in vmware web client?

I want to open the console for the guest OS on a VM in Vsphere using Firefox on OSX. Everything is working properly on the machine. I am able to console using the desktop client program in windows -- ...
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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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How to use independent, persistent disk à la VMWare in VirtualBox?

VMware has the concept of "dependent disk" (snapshots are made and used along with the virtual machine), "independent persistent disk" (disk has his own state, no snapshot), "independent non ...
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(Windows 7) Is it possible to reserve one monitor for a single application?

I'm looking for a means of 'Locking' an application to one monitor on my multi monitor display, so that only this single specific application is permanently docked there, and has exclusive use of that ...
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VMware tools are not compatible with Ubuntu 11.04

I upgraded Ubuntu to the latest version (11.04) on VMware 7 with a lot of effort to boot the virtual computer from GRUB CLI. Then I reinstalled the VMware tools again since I couldn't run Unity Mode. ...
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VMware Fusion performance degrading after few hours

I've been having an issue with VMware Fusion for some time now, where the VM (running Windows) runs fine initially, but will slow down to a grind after some time (best guess is a couple of hours). ...
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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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VMware copy a VM machine

I have VMware Workstation ver 8. I created a VM for Win7 (name: W7_64). Tried to copy it to another directory. It did not work. It could not find the file W7_64.vmdk I assume that some files need to ...
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Access webapp on guest virtual machine from network

I'm running a webapp via tomcat on my virtual machine (development environment). I'm trying to access this webapp on other computers (other machines on the network, and the host machine) but I am ...
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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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Restoring VMware Fusion virtual machine from Time Machine Mac OSX

I was having problems with my keyboard and the genius bar people at the Apple store told me to make a backup of my computer and re-install the operating system. I did so and the computer is running ...
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Nested virtual machine internet connection

I am running a Debian virtual Machine (Sue) on VMWare, which has one virtual machine inside it (called Billy - I can enter it with (vzctl enter 100) ). I want to be able to access the internet on ...
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unable to find a suitable fs

I am trying to install edx on a virtual machine. But i am getting problem with apparrmor.When i run command. $ apparmor_parser Warning: unable to find a suitable fs in /proc/mounts, is it ...
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VMWare Player - How to bridge network connection between host and guest OS

My host OS is windows 8 and my guest OS is lubuntu. Basically, I am trying to run a Django server form my guest OS on 0.0.0.0:8000 so that I can access it from my host OS. I posted how I can access ...
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Distribute Windows (XP or 7) as virtual appliance

I'm looking at ways that may be possible to distribute a Microsoft Windows (e.g. 7) virtual appliance (such as VMWare image) pre-configured and installed with a large application of mine. Is this ...
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VMWare Player Ubuntu Firefox mouse scroll issue

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware Player 6.03. In Firefox, when I click a section on the scroll bar, the bar scrolls all the way to where my mouse is (as if I'm holding down the left click). I would ...