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A commercial virtualization product offered by VMware for the Mac OS X operating system.

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Why is there a “Hash Sum mismatch” when I switch to a bridged network connection with VMWare on macOS?

I'd prefer to run my virtual machine in a bridged configuration so that it appears as another machine on my network. However, when I switch from a NATed configuration to a Bridged connection I get &...
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I can't curl. How do I do DNS resolution on WSL 2 on a WIndows 10 VM running on VMWare Fusion/macos 10.15.7 (Catalina)?

The setup: A MacBook Pro, running Catalina VMWare Fusion Player Version 12.1.0 A Windows 10 Dev VM, image from developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/virtual-machines/ Using the builtin ...
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DHCP Options in VMware Fusion

I tried to get my DHCP server on vmnet2 to include an option for a particular host, so I added this configuration below the "DO NOT MODIFY SECTION" block in the relevant config file (/...
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Source of strange message in Terminal on mac: 'not valid in this context' followed by deleted programs

When I go into terminal on mac, I get a strage message, that looks like the following: Last login: Mon Mar 8 19:22:38 on ttys000 /Users/myname/.zshrc:export:2: not valid in this context: point:/usr/...
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Forward Port to localhost of host from VMWare VM

I have a server running at localhost:8081 on the host machine. From a VM, I would like to be able to visit http://localhost:8081 from a browser running inside of my VM and have that request forwarded ...
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How to mound a directory on MacOS host to Windows guest in VMware?

I have a Windows 10 guest on VMware Fusion on MacOS. I want to share a directory on the host to the guest. Could anybody let me know how to do it? Thanks.
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Linux VM with 2GB memory using almost 4GB memory on the macOS Big Sur host

I have a Kali VM which is running on VMWare Fusion Pro 12.0.0. The VM has been assigned with 2GB memory but on Activity Monitor, I see VMWare process is using 3.80GB of memory. I am pretty sure there ...
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VMware Fusion opens wrong VM for shared Windows applications

I have had the same problem in VMware Fusion 10, 11 and now in 12: I have two Win 10 VMs configured in Fusion. Only one of the two holds applications that I want to start from macOS finder (like MS ...
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How to get a free license key for VMWare FUSION Pro?

Downloaded VMware FUSION Pro 12 on Mac. On the load page, these is a "Get a Free License Key" button. After click the button it redirected to this page: https://www.vmware.com/try-vmware....
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VMWare Fusion Bridged Mode cannot access the Internet (Destination Host Unreachable)

I got a confusing issue when trying to configure the network settings for my VMWare Fusion virtual machines. My guest machine and host machine can ping each other, but my guest machine cannot connect ...
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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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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 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 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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VMWare - GPT PMBR after adding a Disk to existing one -GPT PMBR size mismatch will be corrected by w(rite)

we've added a new disk to VMware fusion VM. Below fdisk -l output: Disk /dev/loop1: 91.4 MiB, 95805440 bytes, 187120 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 ...
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How can I use cmd+H within a VMWare VM?

I'm running a linux VM inside VMware on an OSX host. Most of the cmd+* shortcuts are correctly passed through to the VM (e.g. cmd+q is handled by the VM rather than closing the window). However, this ...
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VMWare VM - Virtual Cable Unplugged

Introduction I'm running VMware Fusion v11.5.1 on a macOS 10 host. I'm attempting to reach the Internet from inside a virtual machine. What I've done so far I was trying to reach the Internet from ...
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Ubuntu on VMWare Fusion keep showing black screen on load - macOS Catalina

I'm trying to install latest Xubuntu on my VmWare Fusion on macOS Catalina. I downloaded the xubuntu-18.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso I installed it, everything seems fine the way to the end. But when I ...
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Vmware Fusion Slow Network Performance

I'm experiencing horrible network performance with VMware Fusion 11.5.1 with a Linux guest (elementary OS 5.1, so essentially Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS). It seems to just be the network connection that is ...
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My computer restarts every time I open VMware software

I recently time machine backed up my MacBook and updated the operating system to Catalina. I have unblocked VM ware fusion as well. However every time I open app my computer restarts. How can I sort ...
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How to enable screen recording on VMWare Ubuntu virtual machine running on Mac Catalina?

I have previously been able to run Ubuntu through VMWare (version Version 8.5.10) on my Mac with no problems. However, since updating to Catalina, my Ubuntu VM screen is blank and I can only see it ...
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Guest OS (Windows 10) cannot connect to Internet but all apps (including Edge) can

I have MacOS Catalina (but had same issue under Mojave). I am running Fusion 8.5.10 and Windows 10 Home version 1803. I use this purely to run Metatrader 4 - which connects perfectly, as does Edge ...
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Catalina and VM Ware SSH broken Pipe

I upgraded to Catalina yesterday and now all of my SSH connections to VM Fusion (cent os) images get a broken pipe after about 5 seconds. I've tried setting Host *\ServerAliveInterval 120 within ...
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,VMware Fusion says that a file isn't found, but file exists

I recently restored all of my VMWare files from an iCloud backup. I am using VMware Fusion 11. Whenever I start up my VM, I get an error message saying: "Unable to open file /Users/username/...
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Immediately Allocate All RAM to Virtual Machine at Power-On

(I didn't know whether post this question on superuser or serverfault. The original post with all of the background info is on https://serverfault.com/q/981374/134315. I hope it is okay to include ...
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Immediately Allocate All RAM to Virtual Machine at Power-On

Is there a setting that I can manually add to a VMWare .vmx file to force it to allocate all of the RAM assigned to a VM immediately when the VM is first powered on? I know it is usually best to let ...
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Cannot get macOS Catalina to boot up into recovery mode on a VM

I have a VM running MacOS 10.15 beta 2 (Catalina) on VMWare Fusion 11. I want to boot it into recover mode. I have tried holding down R, Command+R, and I added macosguest.forceRecoveryModeInstall = "...
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Why does my terminal start up with “(eval):export:1: not valid in this context”?

When I open my terminal, it shows up with the error (eval):export:1: not valid in this context: Fusion.app/Contents/Public:/Applications/Postgres.app/Contents/Versions/latest/bin I can't figure out ...
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Cannot write into VMware Fusion shared folder from Arch Linux

I am using a VMware Fusion virtual machine with Arch Linux for development on my macOS host. I have created a shared folder named dev with Read & Write permissions. I have been able to ...
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Error “One of the parameters supplied is invalid (0x100003e80)” on VMware Fusion

This issue has been plaguing me for months! Whenever I try to extend the size the hard disk of a virtual machine (Windows 7 Guest on MacOS Host) I get the following error: One of the parameters ...
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VMware Fusion 11 - CEIP/telemetry

I want to try VMware Fusion 11. One thing that bothers me and prevents from installing it on my Mac is their Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) (and other forms of telemetry that might be ...
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Can I backup my virtual machine while it is suspended instead of turned off? [VMWare]

In the online documentation it is "advised" to completely turn off a virtual machine before creating a backup of the folder with all the VM files in it. However, I have a machine where a complete ...
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How to use VPN connection from VM on host?

The situation is fallowing: I have VM on VMware that I'm using to connect to remote server. But it's a bit tedious to use always VM. So my question is there is a way to connect on VM, minimize it and ...
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Memory issues with VMware fusion 8.5 on Apple Xserve

I am using VMware 8.5.10 on an Apple XServe to virtualise a Windows 10 Pro guest. This server has 48GB of RAM and 12 cores (dual 6-core CPUs) and two SSD drives (Samsung 860 Pro 480GB) on RAID mirror. ...
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Accessing Macbook Webcam on Ubuntu via VMWare Fusion

I am writing a program in C++ using opencv. I am working on Ubuntu via VMWare Fusion. When I run my program, it seems the integrated webcam on my Mac is not recognized so I get the error message I ...
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Utilizing the vNIC of a VM

So, I have a Mac, on which I have virtualized a Windows VM using VMware Fusion. There is a specific VPN application which I have to use, that is only available on Windows. For this, I have to use my ...
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Screenshotting Linux VM in Mac

I am running VMware fusion on my Macbook Pro to run a Kali Linux VM. The OS for my Macbook is Mojave. Whenever I am in my VM and try to take a screenshot of a window , usually being my terminal (...
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Adding a new virtual NIC to Linux virtual machine

I'm facing a strange problem with a Linux Machine imported in VMWare Fusion from a OVA Virtual Box file. After importing the only NIC is lo. So I removed the Network Adapter and add a new one. But I ...
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What would cause a Windows VM to consume native host disk space?

So, I've got a Windows10 virtual machine running on macOS via VMware Fusion. It's just the common, freely available Windows development VM. It's been allocated a significant portion of the hosts ...
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Virtual Disk .vmdik file taking too much space

I am runing 4 virtual machines on my macbook pro, But i realized recently that virtual disk vmdk files are taking way too much space, I will very much like to delete these .vmdk files but i am not ...
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Testing Software on 1366x768 Resolution Virtual Machine

I have a WinForms application (C#). The user is reporting a window cutting issue on her 15 inch laptop screen: Meaning a portion of the window is below the screen. I have made some changes to the ...
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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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Merge non-contiguous partition on Windows 10

I have a Windows 10 VM on a Mac using VMWare Fusion. I just extended the disk from 60 GB to 80GB. Now I'm trying to figure out how to add that space to my C: drive. The option to "Extend Volume..." is ...
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nfs mount access denied using Ubuntu 18.04 Vmware client and OSX Sierra host

I'm trying to nfs share a directory from my OSX machine to be mounted by an Ubuntu client (VM). I feel like I'm missing something in regards to access permissions. When I try to mount the nfs share, ...
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Ubuntu (18.04) with NAT on Vmware Fusion

I just installed VMware Fusion 10.1.2 on my macOS 10.13.4 and created a new VM using the Ubuntu 18.04 server image. The installation completes without issues, the VM boots up normally. However, I'm ...
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How to shrink VMWare disk size?

I installed Windows 10 on VMWare and I set its capacity as 60 gigabytes. Now I only want it to have 30 gigabytes and reclaim those 30 gigabytes for my mac. How do I change that?
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Time sync with NTP on Vmware Fusion VM

I built a Centos 6.9 VM in VMware Fusion with Synchronize Time turned off and I followed this doc: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1006427?sliceId=1&dialogID=373948728&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&...
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Could no open /dev/vmmon: no such file or directory

The following error occurred when resuming the windows 10 VM on Mac OS. According to some posts the module is for linux guest OS not Windows Guests Reinstalling the VMWare fusion did not solve the ...
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How to use a specified number of monitors in VMware Fusion in macOS

This has been asked many times before, with the solution being fairly straightforward (e.g. Settings > Display, etc). Currently, VMware Fusion 10 provides an option to use all monitors in fullscreen ...
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Access IIS on Win10 VM

I'm attempting to access a website running on IIS (Windows 10, running on a VM in Fusion). VM is set to use NAT with a static IP defined in dhcpd.conf for the network. Windows firewall is ...

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