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

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Vagrant package with VMware

I am trying to use vagrant with an existing VM (VMware Fusion) to not lose everything I already have but I saw that vagrant package only works with Virtualbox. I found this plugin which seems to make ...
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I no longer have a monitor with my virtual machine and the other with mac

Before a few updates I was able to have my virtual machine up on the right monitor and the mac on my left. However, since updates if I click on anything I have open in the virtual machine it opens up ...
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I cannot convert successfully VMWare Fusion to Paralles

I have a macOS host and macOS virtual machine on VMWare with the extension .vmwarevm and I wanted to convert it to .pvm Parallels Extension. Parallels was able to do that but it didn't detect any OS ...
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Requests to VM Ware Fusion guest fail when Cisco Anyconnect VPN is active

I'm on Mac OS 11.6.5 Big Sur running a Windows 2019 Server guest from VM Ware fusion 12.2.3. The VPN is Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 4.10.00093. My local network is on 10.0.0.0/24 The VM is ...
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Access Android Emulator running on host machine (mac) from Vmware fusion 12.2.1 (Linux)

I am trying to run an Android Emulator on my host machine which is a Mac OS and connect to it from my Vmware fusion guest machine which is a Linux. I tried all network configurations and also tried to ...
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VMware Fusion and Windows VM mouse scroll wheel resolution

I have a Windows 10 instance running inside of a VMware Fusion virtual machine for the purpose of running Visio. What I have noticed is that the rate of zoom or scroll per click is not per notch. I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 installer under VMware Fusion cannot find CD device

I am trying to use the VMware Fusion Tech Preview on a Mac with Apple Silicon to install Ubuntu 18.04 Server for ARM64 (ISO found here). Previously, I successfully installed Ubuntu 20.04 Server using ...
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VMware: Gracefully powering down a VM using the Terminal command line results in power off instead

When attempting to perform a graceful shutdown of a VMware Fusion guest VM on MacOS Big Sur 11.6, using the below command line: vmrun stop "/Users/T/Documents/Virtual Machines.localized/MGMT1....
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Can Windows games run well in VMWare Fusion 12?

I'm trying to play Steam games in VMWare Fusion 12 player, on MacOS 11.6, from Bootcamp partition with Windows 10. I'm having problems, and wondering if there are options to improve the experience. I ...
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Is Fusion free-evaluation license valid only on one system?

I'd like to evaluate CentOS 7 and 8 with VMware Fusion on Macbooks. Is the 30 days license good only for one machine, or could I use the same license on multiple machines?
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VMware Fusion: how can I access an Apache server in my Ubuntu VM from my Mac Host?

I install apache2 in Ubuntu with sudo apt install apache2 -y, start it up with sudo service apache2 start, and can access it on the Ubuntu VM with the address localhost. I found that I can access the ...
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How to enable copy-paste texts between host MacOS and VMware Fusion MacOS?

My main OS is Big Sur and I also Mojave on VMware fusion to run certain applications. Copy-paste and file sharing between host and guest systems are enabled in VM settings, but not working. Is there ...
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VMware Shared folder Permission-Linux

I need to use a Shared folder between my guest and host in VMware.Both are running linux.I have 2 problem,, one how should I edit the /etc/fstab file to make my mount persistent in my desired location ...
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MacOS Big Slur and VMware Fusion NAT not working

MacOS Big and VMware Fusion 12, NAT networking not working anyone run into similar issues before? No internet/Network access with VPN or without VPN. Any help is massively appreciated. VM operating ...
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VMware Mac Shared Folders Issue

I am running macOS Big Sur in VMware Fusion 12.1.2 on a Mac running macOS Big Sur. I am having problems with the Shared Folder. Most of the time it works fine. But sometimes files don't show up on the ...
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VMWare Fusion - automatically connect USB device to remote ESXi VM?

I have an ESXi 6.0U3 server in my basement, and can access all of the VMs on it with VMWare Fusion Pro 11.5.7 on my laptop. This works very well, and can even connect USB devices connected to the ...
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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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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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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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