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

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Cannot create VM on ESXI - insufficent space - but that doesn't seem true?

I have a ESXI Server with 211 Gigs free Today I bought a Windows 10 license key and downloaded the ISO from Microsoft. I created a VM of this directly on VMWare, turned that into a OVA and that I ...
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Legacy VMware Player on modern Linux

I have a requirement for Unity mode on a Linux host with a Windows guest. Virtualbox does not implement Seamless mode well, and the likes of Winapps or Cassowary have other issues that make multiple ...
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How can I create a network load on my local WIFI with only one PC?

I have tried to load my local Wi-Fi with a win 11 machine, WINSCP SFTP Client and a virtual machine on the same PC running an SFTP server with another IP address (bridged LAN, same Subnet, different ...
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VMware Workstation Server is not available

Got error while run virtual machine hosted by Windows 11: VMware Workstation cannot connect to the virtual machine. Make sure you have rights to run the program, access all directories the program ...
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Error while copying to virtual machine

Trying to copy file with drag and drop from Win11 host machine to VmWare (17.05) virtual machine Ubuntu 22.04.03. Got error: Error while copying. There was an error getting information about "...
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VMware mount shared folder in specific folder on linux guest

I would like to mount a VMware shared folder to a location other than the default. The default mount path for shared folders in linux guest as of VMware Workstation 15 (2023) is: /mnt/hfgs/[...
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Splitting large .vmdk disk roughly 3 TB in size into several small ones

As mentioned in the title, I need to split large .vmdk file which contains a Database into several smaller (4) ones. I don't actually need them to work, just need the 4 separate files with roughly the ...
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Facing Error while connecting to VMware VNC Console Access via HTML Console SDK

I'm facing a challenge with accessing the VNC Console through VMware's HTML Console SDK and would really appreciate some guidance. Here's a rundown of what I've done and the issue I'm encountering: ...
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Using (Linux) iptables to drop duplicates?

Is there an easy way to use "iptables" rules to drop duplicate packets on Linux? If not, I'll have to spend more time figuring out why the problem is happening. In short, it has to do with ...
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Disable USB Controller in vmware vSphere Client 8.0.1.00000

I would like to disable usb controller of a vm so that one will not be able to add usb controller from the UI of the vSphere. I have tried to change the vmx file and add devices.hotplug = FALSE but, ...
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How to "sysprep" a Linux VM from inside that VM?

I need to prepare a Linux VM to create a template hosted on a VMware ESXi. So far I found this german virt-sysprep procedure that syspreps the Linux VM but from outside the VM. It says I need a Linux ...
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How to change the default shell for a vsphere.local user on a VMware VCSA server?

How to change the default shell for a vsphere.local user on a VMware VCSA 8 server (Photon OS/Linux 3.0) ? I tried the chsh command but it does not work for a vsphere.local user : PS C:\> ssh ...
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Use XKB to work around stray key events?

Due to complex infrastructure, I am experiencing an issue where hitting AltGr on my keyboard results in a stray Control_L signal being received on the Linux desktop on the receiving end. The issue has ...
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Difference between VMware LAN Segment and Virtual Network

What exactly is the difference between LAN Segments and Virtual Networks in VMware? LAN Segments don't have any configuration options, at least in the GUI: LAN Segment configuration GUI in VMware ...
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How to increase the hard disk space of thin provisioning virtual machine?

Created thin provisioning VM (Suse Linux) with 100 GB hard disk. Now due to space requirements, I need to increase the size to 200GB. Can someone please tell me how to increase the space of the "/...
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VMWare Get-Tpm2EndorsementKey Error

I am trying to set up Trusted Authority on my Dell Poweredge R730XD Vcenter but am getting a TPM error when running the following command: Get-Tpm2EndorsementKey - VMHost 192.168.15.11 I have been ...
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ESXi on VMware Workstation and VLANs

I am configuring VLAN tagging on a nested ESXi hosted on VMware Workstation installed on a Windows 11 PC. Overly complicated, I know, but I need ESXi and don't want to sacrifice having a personal PC. ...
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How do I enable a utility like screentogif or key'n'stroke to be able to record mouse position when inside vmware or "protected" applications?

I am making very complicated tutorials and I absolutely need these two features. I need to be able to display the distinction between right and left clicks, for example. It takes hours to make a ...
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Create a shortcut for the guest OS (VMware)

Is it possible to create a desktop shortcut for the guest OS in VMware and use it to launch the guest OS directly without opening VMware? I'm using VMware Workstation Player on Windows 11
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Put VM on real hardware

I've just bought a new PC. My old one has 16GB of RAM and a 2TB SSD. I want to turn it into an NAS server. I have put Windows Server 2022 into a virtual machine, and configured everything to my liking ...
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Virtual Machine Bridge Network on Wifi not working AT OFFICE

I'm now experiencing VMs for serving my company project which I need to install and config some application on server. I need the VM have the same IP subnet as mine so that I can ssh to VM. To achieve ...
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What are the different VMware Fusion networks used for?

Running VMware Fusion with Windows 11 guest on Mac Ventura host, I notice 4 virtual network interfaces on the Mac. What are each of these used for? I found some references to vmnet in the ...
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vSphere client connection to vCSA 5.5 fail to connect

vSphere client connection to vCSA 5.5 fail to connect remote server. I work with this machine for over 3 years but now I get this error when I trying to connect to vCSA to manage my ESXi(s): vSphere ...
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How to assess the actual power (and whether mapped 1:1 to physical host CPU) of virtualized VM CPUs?

We have been provided with 1 virtualized Windows VM machine with 24 2.8 Ghz processors. I want to check whether all 24 cores on the VM are actually mapped to 24 dedicated physical CPU cores. I want to ...
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Specific network card configuration on vm with vmware

I need to configure a vm (fedora) in vmware workstation statically configuring its virtual network card to use physical wifi card rather than ethernet card. I'm going to use both physical cards at the ...
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Freshly installed Win10 VM, says "A hypervisor has been detected". Is it a Microsoft bug or VMware bug?

In a Windows 10 22H2 host PC, I install VMware workstation 16.2.3, then install a fresh Win10.22h2 VM. Curiously to see, the Win10 VM's msinfo32.exe reports that: Virtualization-based security = Not ...
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Rescue of a live system after deleting LVM signature when recreating partition of new size

I have done something stupid, I'll admit right away. Thankfully, it was done on a test system. I have a DNS server running in a virtual machine on an ESXi 6.7 host. The DNS server required some more ...
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VMWare Workstation Keyboard and Mouse stop working

I'm having a problem with vmware and keyboard/mouse detection and I'm hoping that you can help me. I use an Oracle vm and sometimes (worryingly enough) I can't write with the keyboard or click with ...
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How do I send an email about Windows Update Failure

I have the below playbook which gathers information about only windows VM's from a vcenter_inventory_vmware.yml inventory file and executes the ansible.windows.win_updates module properly. I am ...
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How to prevent my mouse from automatically clicking, grabbing and selecting text in Parrot OS

I'm running Parrot OS. Whenever I'm using the keyboard or mouse, random clicks or selection of text happens. I accidentally end up deleting the text I was typing or ends up doing some other ...
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Fedora: Prevening kernel upgrades until kernel-headers is available

First, off, yes I do know that when the kernel is updated and the header files don't change the package doesn't need to be updated. However, I use VMWare Worktation as a part of my daily workflow, and ...
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How to move a VM/VM's from an inaccessible Datastore to a different datastore in VMware vCenter?

So there is this VM on datastores in my firms VMware vCenter infra and the datastore has been inaccessible, but there are VM's which needs to be in use on that datastore, my task is to migrate them to ...
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Vagrant up fails with VMware provider

When execute vagrant up, getting this error The following SSH command responded with a non-zero exit status. Vagrant assumes that this means the command failed! /sbin/ip -o -0 addr | grep -v LOOPBACK ...
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Multiple instances for multiple sessions in RDP

I recently created a VMWARE ESXI Server for the sole purpose of splitting the software's I need into their required operating systems, but there's an issue, The software's that need to be run are ...
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VMWare ESXi VM's pinging

I have 2 VM's in the VLAN18 in my VMWare ESXi 8.0 I wanted to ping the other one but it doens't find it. Now I turned off the firewall and it worked if they are in the same VLAN, now I want my 1 VM to ...
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Cannot ping VMware IP address from Android TV

I am new to Android and Network. I have a system as the following: I have a Linux VM on Windows computer that has a specific IP address and I will use it to host a website. I can ping the IP address ...
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Linux guest VMs not using network settings in VMWare Workstation on Linux host and defaulting to 127.0.0.1

I am trying to to have my linux guest vm use NAT or Custom settings but it is defaulting to 127.0.0.1. I was using it without issues yesterday but don't know what changed. I let the VMs and host PC on ...
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VMWare Esxi 8.0 vlan trunking

I'm wanting to trunk ports inside the VMWare esxi 8.0 but I don't know how to trunk multiple ports togheter. Does someone know how to do this? I made multiple ports groups (VLAN10 till VLAN20) and now ...
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Vsphere storage usage shown is different on vm

Im using vSphere 7.0.3 with ubuntu 20.4 vm and VMware Tools version:11360, The issue is that we created a vm from vm snapshot -> and then from that vm we created a vm from its snapshot and so on.. ...
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How to convert a .vhd, .vdi or .vmdk that has snapshots to .qcow2 and vice-versa without losing any snapshots?

I'll often have to switch OSes and hypervisors back and forth soon. The main use case will mostly be converting from Windows to Linux and from VirtualBox (.vdi), VMWare Workstation (.vmdk) and Hyper-V ...
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SSH connection between Ubuntu Server VM

I'm trying to make SSH connection from my Windows 10 host to the Ubuntu Server VM. At the beginning I built the VM from scratch on VMware and chose the Bridged Adapter configuration. It gave me IP of ...
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Windows guest OS Power Plan on vmware: is there any real difference?

I've been doing some research but cannot find any evidence or KB online about this topic. Basically as title says: for a Windows Server machine hosted on vmware is there any difference between the ...
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Virtual cam on a virtual machine (or elsewhere) seen as a cam in the physical machine

I'm using a software that blocks every software like OBS, Cyberlink YouCam, Chrome Remote Desktop, Team Viewer, etcetera, and it cannot be execute on a virtual machines because it detects them. I'd ...
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Booting VMWare vSphere from locked SD card

I know that VMWare vSphere can be booted from SD card and run entirely from memory. It doesn't save logs locally in that case. It's slow to boot, but there's nothing to read or write after boot so ...
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NVIDIA GeForce passthrough to VMware, code 43

I have VMware ESXi 7.0.3 and a single VM with Windows 11 guest OS. The machine has a 1650 inside, which I’ve confirmed does not have a monitor attached. The bios has been configured to not post with ...
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Getting strange error (unicodedecodeerror) installing any version of VMware esxi on dell r720 server

m having an issue installing ESXi on the SD card on a dell r720. The installer starts and prompts a quick CPU related error but progresses to the the install phase: The install phase gets stuck at ...
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Run QEMU in virtualized UBUNTU via VMWARE

I am using Windows host and I would like to run a Vmware workstation ubuntu client. In that client, I would like to run QEMU. The problem I am facing is I cannot turn on the virtual machine with ...
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Connection refused PuTTY to VMWare workstation guest Rocky Linux

I have Windows 10 Pro, in which VMWare Workstation 16 is installed. The guest system I use there is Rocky Linux 8.8. The problem I’m getting Connection refused PuTTY to VMWare workstation guest OS ...
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Server can't find SAN

One of our "newer" servers (DL380 Gen9 with HBA H241 card) can't access our SAN (P2000 G3). In vpshere server under configuration the H241 adapter shows the devices but the data storage ...
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Virtualized Intel VT-x/EPT is not supported on this platform

I have installed ESXI 6.5 on PowerEdge 2900 with 8 CPUs x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5420 @ 2.50GHz and 16 GB ram on it but whevever i want to install any other Linux host on it like PNET, EVENG and Kali ...
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