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

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Having trouble connecting ssh to linux

I am only starting to learn how to use linux but I cannot connect ssh to my virtual linux installed through VMware. I tried pinning 192.168.211.132 from my windows but it shows request timed out. I ...
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How to fix crackling / stuttering sound in Linux / Ubuntu / Debian guest and Windows 10 host using VMWare?

After upgrade Ubuntu from 18 to 20 as guest in the VMWare using Windows 10 as host, the sound started to jump, crackling, stuttering, spiking. Some videos even didn't play. I tried to install other ...
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If I get a laptop with Windows 10, is there anything I should know about installing Linux besides disabling Secure Boot under Windows?

If I get a laptop with Windows 10 and Secure Boot, and I disable Secure Boot, is there anything I should know about installing Linux besides the process used with BIOS? I am expecting a laptop with ...
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Why is Windows Guest VM running on VMWare Player 15 with Hyper-V mode on is super slow?

Why is Windows Guest VM running on VMWare Player 15 with Hyper-V mode on is super slow? The host machine is Windows 10 with 4 CPU @ 3.2 GHz and 16 GB DDR4 memory installed. Here's the link for the ...
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Transparent Opera's context menu in VMware

I use Opera in a virtual machine on VMware. However, there is an issue with the context menu. It's transparent and I don't see what to click (here made on a black background so that you can see the ...
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How to connect VMWare Linux Machines using RadminVPN on a Windows hosts?

I have 10 friends in different cities, I created a LAN using RadminVPN and we all connected to the same private network. RadminVPN provides similar capabilities as LogMeIn Hamachi. Each one of us has ...
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Arch VM constantly receiving caps lock signal

So I was enjoying life for a while, but then vmware decided that my caps lock key needed to be more non-deterministic. This occurs across two different VMs (I created a new one just to ensure that it ...
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ESXI 7 GPU passthrough not working for amd R9 290

What I want I want to create a couple of vms and pass through my gpu so that I can display the image of a vm directly to a physical screen. I have the following hardware i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz 16 GB ...
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VIrtual Box VM inaccessible

I have a VirtualBox vm (running on windows 10 host , ubuntu server guest), that has become inaccessible. I have gone to the VM's folder and renamed the *-prev file to restore the VM to previous state,...
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VMWare MacOS 10.15 Ethernet not connecting to host internet

I own an AMD PC (Ryzen CPU and AMD GPU) and I've followed this tutorial to create a VM instance of MacOS Catalina on my Windows 10 computer: https://amd-vm.hackintosh-guides.ml/ This tutorial was ...
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Change ESXi security settings via CLI

Is there a way to change security settings of an ESXi (6.7u2) via CLI ? Standard advanced settings can be modified by the following command : esxcli system settings advanced set -o /Mem/...
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VMWare Workstation: limit network access from guest to one physical adapter on host

I have a Windows 7 guest system VM that has access to the Windows 10 host network using VMNet8, i.e. natted connection. The host has two physical NICs: one is connected to a private LAN, the other ...
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Can I install a VM inside a VM?

I am not good at computer. Currently, I'm using Kali Linux as a VM using VMware. I want to install Metasploitable2 using virtual box inside this VM. Can I do that?
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Unable to play a local mp4 video on macOS Virtual Machine (running on Mac Pro host)

I am unable to play a local mp4 video on macOS Virtual Machine running on Mac Pro host. The video doesn't play in QuickTime Safari The video does play in Firefox. Also, the same video plays just ...
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How safe is VMWare encryption?

VMWare encryption is really safe ? It would resist attacks like than a LUKS container ?? Or create a LUKS container and then place the plain virtual disk inside it would be more resistant and secure ?...
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What would have better performance for VMWare Workstation? Encrypted container or encripted virtual disk?

What would have better performance using VMWare Workstation? Create an encrypted LUKS container and then create the plain virtual disk ? or Just create the encrypted virtual disk and save as it is ...
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VM Ware Fusion 11 show black screen on Windows 10 VM

I'm on a Mac Catalina, using Professional Version 11.5.1 (15018442) Lately, I can't open my Windows 10 VM I kept seeing I have other VMs, Kali seems to load fine. Any suggestion ?
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Copy data from vmdk files in Windows

I've got disk with some vmdk files. Are there any methods to see and copy files from vmdk without booting VM with it? I use Windows 10 Home.
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How to Change the System Manufacturer, Model, BIOS, Display, etc in Vmware Workstation 15, No .rsrc file

Trying to change the System Manufacturer, System Model, the BIOS, and the Display so it doesn't say its VMware. I've tried messing with the Registry Keys but that didn't work, then I tried what seemed ...
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network adapter for bridge being deleted vmware

When I tried to use Ubuntu with bridge it says that I don't have a connection to the internet. The message I receive says "network connection activation failed." When I saw the Virtual Network ...
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VMware ESXi old releases

I'm interested in the history of ESXi, to see how it evolved during every major update. However the earliest release I was able to get is version 5.5 Does anyone know of an archive, ftp mirror, ...
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Dell Server 620 Adding Database Stores to VMware Esxi

Hello I have researched this question already and tried various things. I am running VMware Esxi 7.0 vSphere Hypervisor. I am trying to run virtual machines but when I go to the IP address on my LAN ...
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Initramfs Unpacking Failed

I am using VMware 15.x on my Windows 10 machine to boot into Kali 2018.3a. I messed around it and I have come to this error. So every time I power on to my VM, this screen appears: What I have tried ...
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VMware Workstation 15. Shared workstations. Use multiple storage places for guest OS

I am using VmWare 15 Workstation software with Windows 10, with shared workstations. I need to place every guest machine to the separate physical hard disk. It is impossible via VmWare Workstation ...
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Server with one SSD is vSAN possible?

I have a number of small servers that have one SSD in them. Is it possible to configure vSAN? ESXi is installed on the SSDs, it seems like this disqualifies the disk to be claimed by vSAN. Is there ...
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How to make mouse move between vmware and host without ctrl+alt

I have VMware Workstation 15.5 player, and i have a linux machine installed as guest. I recently upgraded it and since then i have to release the mouse by clicking ctrl+alt, where it was moving ...
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How to access host from within a docker container in a VMware Fusion guest system?

I've downloaded, installed and set up a Ubuntu 19.10 server running under VMware Fusion on my Mac running Catalina. I was able to connect the guest system to my host (after some help from Stack ...
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VMware® Workstation 15 Pro guest Bridged cannot be accessed from other computers on the network

I have couple of Virtual Ubuntu guests on VMware® Workstation 15 Pro running on Windows10 Host. I have other computers in the house. my db server is on one of the guests. I can access them either NAT ...
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Using Windows 10 as a router with 2 interfaces and “Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection”

I wanted to use my Windows 10 virtual machine as a router with 2 interfaces and configured it this way: Ethernet0 (Bridged mode): IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.90 Subnet Mask . ....
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VMWare Fusion: Unable to connect a Transcend USB 3.0 SD card reader

I am unable to connect a Transcend USB 3.0 SD card reader to a VMware Fusion virtual machine running on my Mac laptop running OS X Catalina. I am using VMware Fusion version 11.5.3. I'm not sure it ...
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How to create a VM in vCenter from remote source?

For a KVM machine, you can use remote source for installation using virt-install. Is same possible for a VM in VMWare vCenter?
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How I can move a WSL to a virtual machine?

I installed WSL on my windows 10 pro and installing a lot of libraries and executing commands. I created a virtual machine and I want to move the WSL to that blank hard. Can I really do that? and How?
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Japanese language is showing in the browser inside a vm in vmware

We are using vCSA (6.7) with three Esxi (6.7) hosts & there are 100 Vms running. When we open any browser & search anything the results are shown in Japanese even though I have not set any ...
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VMWare Pro, Pop! OS, Logitech Scrollwheel not working

I'm running into a strange issue and I'm not sure what else I can try. I've done the following: Installed VMWare Tools, which solved a bunch of issues Tried multiple mice. I want to use my MX ...
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Is it possible to run vSphere client inside a Guest OS on VMWare Fusion?

I am running Windows 7 64-bit as the Guest OS inside VMWare Fusion which is running on top of OSX. Host OS: OSX Guest OS: Windows 7 64-bit Software: VMWare Fusion Now I installed vSphere client ...
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VMware Workstation: The process cannot access the file because another process has locked a portion of the file

I'm stuck with this message in VMware Workstation 15.5.2 and unable to turn on the VM. Deleting .lck files that many people suggest doesn't help. Here is the full error message: The process cannot ...
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VMware Share SMB Network Drive on NAT Network

So I am trying to use a Linux VM (Ubuntu) on a Windows 10 host using VMware workstation. I have a NAS that is mapped to a drive on the Windows host. I have set VMware up to use the mapped drive as a ...
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Virtual machine networking

I can't figure it out. Can I make a network connection from a bridged VM to a NAT VM in vmware. Basically something like this
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Windows Host, Linux guest. Reserve IP address for Nat IP address on VMware Workstation

Ubuntu 20-04 Guest OS My Host is Windows 10 Using VMWare Workstation Tech preview 20H1 I'd like to ensure that ip address X is static, i.e always the same for a particular VM client X eg my Ubuntu ...
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Couldn't get VMCI driver version Error VMWare WorkStation

While installing Windows 10 on my VMWare Workstation Pro 15, I kept getting this error Any hint on how should I fix it ?
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How to load existing VMWare Fusion from Mac OS X onto Windows PC?

I'm using a Mac VMWare Fusions, I have 6 appliances. I want to reuse 1 of them, and load them into my Windows PC. Which software should I use ? VirtualBox VMWare Work Station (recommended, ...
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Are there e.g. file metadata issues with VirtualBox or VMware machines, under Linux, on an NTFS filesystem?

I would like to have VMware or VirtualBox virtual machines, used from Linux, stored on an NTFS drive as a first choice implementation. As it is a single-user machine, I am not concerned with security ...
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How to configure xdg-open to open links in VMware Horizon Client

I had to reinstall Ubuntu for the first time today after it stopped booting. The last thing on my list I need to fix is setting up VMware Horizon Client. I have installed version 4.8. I need to log ...
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Make Snapshot of Main OS

Can I make snapshot(something like that) of my main os/host machine(Which in this case is parrot os) ? Because when I use my parrot within a month or so I end up with broken os(because of my tinkering)...
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Connect virtual machine(vulnhub machine/any machine) to host machine(parrot os)

Main machine(Parrot OS)---->Virtual Machine(Vulnhub box/other virtual machines) I want to connect my Host Machine (parrot os ) to my vulnhub machine So I can practice my pentesting skills. I cant ...
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VMWare Player 15.5 controls not showing?

There are usually some controls here in Workstation i.e. view, menu For some reason I cannot see them and there seems to be no option to enable the controls?
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Uninstall of VMware Tools fails, does nothing

We've had our two virtual servers migrated to a new service provider and they converted them from VMware to Hyper-V. This left behind "VMware Tools", which should be removed. But from "Apps & ...
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Can I install Metasploitable 2 on a machine other than the one running Kali Linux?

I use a kind of POTATO LAPTOP with highly limited resources so when I installed Kali Linux I simply ruled out the idea of using a Virtual Machine (running an OS on an OS is resource-heavy, isnt it?). ...
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Why is scanning my network picking up the wrong Interface, mac, and ip address?

So I've just used an application to scan for pc's on my network as a shortcut for wake on lan. Two of the three pc's show up with spot on information in its entirety. The one illustrated in the ...
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Converting qcow2 into a VMFS5 datastore

I'm struggling to get this working. I have a KVM node with a qcow2 hard disk. I am using qemu-img to convert with the following: qemu-img convert -f qcow2 -O vmdk disk1.img disk1.vmdk I then use ...

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