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

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VMware Host-only connection to web server from host

I've set up apache and the relevant firewall services on CentOS 7. If I set the network to bridged then I can access the web server from the host computer using 192.168.0.87. However when I change ...
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Mac OS High Sierra crashes on startup on VMware Workstation 12 Player after “Your PC ran into a…” message [on hold]

Running VMware Workstation 12 Player on a Windows 10 machine, I was doing some heavy work on a VM (Mac OS High Sierra) before the Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart..* message of ...
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Virtual machine using VirtualBox or VMWare [on hold]

I intend to share 1 pc using virtualization on fedora 28 as host os and ubuntu as guest os. My earlier question was too broad, so the options viable for me are VirtualBox or VMWare for sharing 1 pc ...
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Connect two vms via ethernet step by step

How to connect two linux VMs via ethernet connection? I installed on my VMware on my pc two Fedora VMs. I want to connect them via ehternet connection, I want to perform ping between them, how to ...
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VD: Backend 'VMDK' does not support discard

Do any of you know how to solve the following error? I installed the latest version of VirtualBox and am trying to run the following image BitcrazeVM_2018.01.ova. The VM is installed properly, but ...
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Windows 10 Home x64 VMware loaded but doesnt recognize digital key and is not activated

I was able to get my Windows 10 home x64 iso finally working on VMware by using the ctrl+G command at boot. Everything loaded fine and I logged into windows, however it showed me that I have to ...
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What the most similar OS to RED HAT ENTERPRISE LINUX 5.3

I should have a test in a few days on RED HAT ENTERPRISE LINUX 5.3 OS. I will need to ping from one machine to another, to use FTP etc.. Since It's for my personal use and I'm not a company I can't ...
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Network Group with VMware between Windows 10 and Windows 7 possible?

I want to simulate a company Network. I have a computer running Windows 10 Pro. On this computer, I have installed VMware, and I have set up a Windows 7 machine in it. I would now like to simulate ...
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VMWare Horizon connecting to physical desktop - reset display settings

I am using VMWare Horizon View Agent to make my physical desktop available in VMWare Horizon, and every time I connect to my desktop all of the display settings are changed. When I get back to the ...
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Maintain VM console privacy [closed]

This may have been answered a few times before but I didn't know how to word this correctly and search. I have a Windows VM on vSphere to which I'm using TeamViewer/RealVNC to access the desktop. I'm ...
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How to debug slow Windows COM calls

I'm using Python 2.7 + win32com to run some scripts automating Adobe InDesign via the COM interface. The operating system is Windows 10, running inside a VMWare ESXi host. I'm experiencing very slow ...
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Can I use a godaddy domain with ESXI?

I just got my server set up with ESXI 6.5 and I'm still learning how to work with it. I can currently access it via the servers internal IP. I have a domain with godaddy and I was wondering if I ...
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Virutalizing a physical machine with a DRM software

I have a software on an old Windows 7 machine that checks if it's running on the host machine as its means of DRM protection against piracy, e.g. checking the hard drive UUID. Is it possible to ...
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accessing symlink in vmware shared folder from windows guest

I have a linux host and windows 10 guest. The shared folder has a symbolic link to a file outside the shared folder. The symbolic link shows up in windows but I can't access the contents of the file. ...
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Dell laptop Win10 crashes with VMware

I have a Dell XPS13 9360 running Windows 10 (8GB RAM, 256GB of memory). I installed VMware Workstation and I use it to virtualize Ubuntu for studying purposes. I set up the VM with 4GB of RAM and 60GB ...
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Unable to view complete portion of Ubuntu screen in VMWare

I am unable to move to complete full screen and the sidebars of VMWare are being overlapped with the OS running on VMWare thereby making some of the options not visible. Example: Because of the ...
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Archlinux vm on vmware workstation use hardware UTC instead time of windows10 host

I have windows10 box, on that I install vmware workstation and create an archlinux vm on vmware workstation. Problem is when I set to use UTC on archlinux with this command: ln -sf /usr/share/...
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Disabling HiDPI in a Mac OSX virtual machine

I have installed Mac OS X in VMWare and I am running into an issue with my display. When I run the virtual machine full screen on my main monitor with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. Mac OS X insists ...
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Getting DirectX 7.0 to run on Windows 98 SE inside of a VMware Workstation Player (v14) VM

I'm trying to get DirectX 7.0 to be able to run on the Windows 98 SE that I installed from an OEM install CD-ROM disc. The Windows 98 SE actually came pre-installed with DirectX 6.0, but after ...
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Unknown vmware related processes in Linux (Ubuntu)

The image below depicts a part of my htop output. I was wandering what are these VMWare processes are. I have both VMWare workstation and player installed; Is it ok if I kill them and how can I ...
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64 bit host cannot have a 64 bit guest? [duplicate]

I'm trying to run a 64 bit guest Linux installation with a Windows 10 Professional (x64) host. I have an Intel i7-7700HQ. In my BIOS I made sure VT is enabled. HyperV is also enabled. When I run ...
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vmnat.exe downloading too much data without any internet activity in virtual machine. How to stop it?

I am having a metered connection, recently I noticed by going in resource monitor that vmnat.exe is downloading much data. I do not want to disable this service because I use VMware on the system but ...
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ESXI 6.5 copy paste - remote guest

I am connected to my remote ESXI server via Workstation 14. From this remote connection I have a console window open for VM test. The issue is I cannot copy and paste from my local system(Windows 10) ...
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Can't modify VM's BootOrder manually via BIOS, after changing through PowerCLI script

Have a script that modifies VM's BootOrder with ReconfigVM_Task command. After doing that, it can't be modified manually via BIOS, it says All items on this meny cannot be modified in user mode. ...
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How to connect multiple Virtual machines to SFTP using Key based authentication towards a remote machine

I have set of Virtual Machines (VMWare) and I want to connect to remote SFTP server using public-private key based authentication. Initial transfer of public keys from each of the VMs to remote SFTP ...
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How to resolve Vmware swap space warning?

When I launch a Mac OS X VM on my Ubuntu laptop, I get the following notification: How can I resolve this hint? I have Vmware Workstation 14 and I am using a SSD. I'm also confused, because from what ...
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VMWARE- Mirror mouse/keyboard action on multiple VM´s

Hello i would like to know how to mirror/copy mouse and keyboard action from my host to multiple vm ware sessions. (same resolution) If i open internet explorer on my host or write anything, the same ...
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Can increasing cores per virtual socket improve VM efficiency? [closed]

I am looking at how CPUs are configured in ESXI 6.7.0 Processor is Xeon Gold 6140, 72 logical processors. Looking at VMs and the CPU counts, I was intrigued to see for instance 4 vCPUs, 1 cores per ...
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Can’t SSH from my laptop using a terminal to an VM server (RedHat 7) which is installed in my laptop

I have followed the standard approach which I found in this Server Fault post. I have pasted the link below from were I got the step. I have edited the VM's network adapter to "Host-only: a private ...
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Sign into specific desktop using VMware View

I’d like to allow users to sign into specific virtual desktops. The virtual desktops will have different environments for their work. Is this something that can be configured? I haven’t found any ...
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Instant clones taking up a lot of space on datastore

I have a 1TB datastore. I've made two desktop pools which are instant clones and floating pools, and my two master images are about 100GB each. I've followed the following to setup my instant clones: ...
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How to access a serial device from VM Server

I have a serial device that is physically connected to my Window PC. From my window, I can use "PUTTY" to set up the connection to access this device and do some extra work after login this device. ...
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Is there a way to run VMWare VMs faster than normal?

I run a ton of blackbox tests that have code that look something like this: Do something Wait 30 seconds or so for something to expire from the cache Do something else Etc... Since the tests are all ...
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ovftool net mapping not working

We are in process of deploying Centos-7.4 with Ovftool by using below command, which works fine to deploy a VM. The problem is ovftoll not mapping networks and properties specified. We are able to see ...
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Looking for a config for efficient multi display on virtualized Debian based distribution

I am trying to setup a confortable work environment (for development purposes) on a virtualized Debian/Ubuntu based Linux VM. I am facing some graphics issues especially when using a second monitor ...
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When i have multiple VM hosts using NAT, does that mean all of them are behind a single virtual router or each of them have a dedicated router?

So in a networking perspective, when i run many hosts on my VMware and set all of them to use NAT, does it mean that each of them are behind a virtual router that is using NAT or all of them are ...
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AD Domain Login to ESXi Host - Permission to Perform this Operation Denied

I'm grasping at straws at this point and hoping someone can help me out. I have vCenter managing several ESXi hosts in remote locations. Lockdown mode is not enabled. vCenter and the ESXi hosts are ...
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Invisible vmware certificate makes troubles accessing sites using HSTS

When I try to make a search in Firefox or Chrome using Google (or in fact use any Google service) then google server displays nagging overlay "A privacy reminder from Google" requesting acceptance of ...
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How do I get an immutable UuID on a VM in an ESXi server?

Background: I would like to find out the non-modifiable UuID as guest Ueser of a VM, but without knowing the structure of the ESXi server in which I am. Problem: I would like to find out the ...
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Mounted drive as writable and changed ownership

I did not pay attention, to the following VMware warning, when mounting the drive as writable. Since I wanted to copy the drive to an external USB I had to change ownership from TrustedInstaller or ...
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Is it wise to use compressed NTFS Windows Vmware stored on a compressed NTFS drive?

I have a Windows 10 vmware box stored on a compressed NTFS drive. So, my question is whether it's a good idea to use compressed NTFS on the "C:" drive of the Windows 10 vmware box (i.e. compressed ...
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VMware BSOD 0x07

Long story short - was running Win 7 on VMware for a while, then decided to install an antivirus, ran a scan, and it now BSODs on me. What I've tried - fixed MBR, ran chkdsk, removed the antivirus, ...
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FFmpeg 4 versus version 2.2 very slow transcodes in VMWare CentOS 6 container

Whist using "ffmpeg version n4.0.1" I've noticed that on CentOS6 host within a VMware container the video transcoding takes almost twice as long as "ffmpeg version 2.2.1". Benchmarks below, ran 3 ...
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AMI to Vmware, Migration from AWS to VMware

I have 10 ec2 instances in Amazon. I would like to move it to VMware but the base os image in Amazon is AMI and VMware ESXi doesn't support that format. How do I convert AMI to Vmdk? THE parent for ...
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Determine current VMWare vmx used

How do I determine the current VMWare workstation vmx name a user is currently using? Is there a Linux command to determine this that can be run on the Host OS? This command will be used to verify to ...
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Do latest windows insider preview builds work in vmware workstation 12?

I need to install and use Windows Insider running as a guest in vmware. I have an available license for vmware workstation 12, which appears to be the maintenance release branch. Will these two work ...
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Unable to boot from ISO in an already installed guest of VMware 12

I have VMware 12. I have a Windows VM that works well. Now I need on the same VM to boot from an ISO instead of the guest image. But it never goes for the ISO and always boots with the guest image. ...
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Limit disk IOPS in a VM in VMWare Workstation Player

I'm looking to simulate the effect of a slow disk on an application. Is it possible to limit IOPS in a VM in VMWare Workstation Player 14? If so, what do I need to add to the vmx/vmdk config files?
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Can't add device in VMware

I want to add a printer in my Windows XP guest OS. But I can't add the device because the add button in settings are grayed-out. Here is my problem picture:
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How to open virtual machines in tabs in VMware Workstation 14?

I have 3 different operating system as virtual machine and I want to switch between them in tabs, not different VMware Workstation windows. Is it possible? By the way I am using VMware Workstation as ...