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VMware Player is a virtualization software package.

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Run VMware Player with no GUI(Headless) by editing .vmx file

I used to run VMware Player with no GUI by editing the .vmx file and disabling a preference to confirm before closing a virtual machine. The process was to disable that option in VMware Player ...
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vmware player unrecoverable error (vcpu-0)

I installed VMwarePlayer in my remote server and while importing bigip virtual edition i am encountering with an error vmware player unrecoverable error (vcpu-0). When i googled about the error ...
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How to disable mouse integration in VMware Workstation Player?

My question is similar to How to permanently disable mouse integration in Virtualbox? except it's about VMware Workstation Player instead of VirtualBox. How do I disable mouse integration? I want the ...
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Openstack dashboard stops after some idle time

I have openstack installed using devstack. I have that in vmware player in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. To keep it alive I suspend when I want to leave it in the state it is. It resumes as well when I start ...
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From VMware and Fedora 29 ssh to remote machine cause Broken pipe

I install Fedora 29 on VMware player just now, and found ssh to remote machine fails with "Broken pipe". Fedora 29 is just available few days, did you meet this problem? $ ssh cranuser22@10.39.158.52 ...
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Windows 10 VMware - How to hard set display resolution

I have a Windows 10 VM running on ESXi v6.5. This is in a home lab, and the Win10 VM is just used for dev & test. I generally start the guest from the ESXi GUI and then access it via RDP and/or ...
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How do I enable/disable VMware Tools at whim?

I have Mint 19 running inside VMware Player. VMware Tools is already installed. Is there a way to enable and disable the VMware Tools without uninstalling it or shutting down the machine? Can I do ...
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Centos 6.2 cant ping 8.8.8.8 using NAT bridge on VMWare

I am using Centos 6.2 inside vmware and I have three nodes whihc I have assigned them static IPs as folllow Based on the errors, you need to update the files to look like this: /etc/sysconfig/...
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Can't install windows 10 on VMWare Player

I tried 3 different versions of windows, and 2 different versions of vm, booting from iso and dvd and every one of them stuck at some phase of the installation. Every time when it tries to reboot ...
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Ping from VMware guest machine to the Ethernet interface of the Host machine

I want to ping from a VMware player guest machine to the Ethernet Interface of the host machine. The VMware guest machine has an adress in the VMWare Virtual Network:192.168.221.4 so I am able to ...
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Forward data from host to a simulated network node in guest

I want to forward some UDP or TCP packet from a program on my host OS to another program that is running on the guest OS. HOST OS: Debian 9 GUEST OS: Ubuntu 14.04 on Vmware player In fact there is a ...
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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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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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Bind VMware to specific GPU

I have two GPUs in my setup and want to use GPU A for games while GPU B handles VMware VMs. How can I achieve this?
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Running VM from external SSD drive

I am using VMware Workstation 14 Pro, and I'm trying to run a virtual machine that I've downloaded from Microsoft and saved to an external USB solid-state drive. But when I attempt to open that VM (by ...
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Switch between LANs - dynamic internal IPs of Linux guest; how to connect with hostname?

I sometimes bring my computer to home to work; and every time I do this, I have to check the IP of my VMware CentOS box's IP because I connect with Putty. The work LAN use 10.160.xx.xx IP range and ...
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Windows 10 Host, VM Workstation Player 14, Guest Windows server 2016 (trial version) - install error

VMWorkstation Player 14.1.2 build-8497320 Windows 10 Preview [Version 10.0.17704.1000] I tried to install the trial version of Windows 2016 server without a licence key. VMWare detected it was ...
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VMWare Workstation Player 14, Cannot Seem to Hide Top Bar

I can't seem to hide the 3x high top bar when in full screen mode for VMWare Workstation 14 for Window 10. I tried reading this post here but it seems out of date: Can I completely hide toolbar in ...
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Running 32 bit OS on 64 bit OS host without VT-x

I am trying to run a 32 bit OS (Android x86) in VMware Player. It is coming up with the error 'VT-x is not available', even though I have a 64 bit CPU/host OS. Why is this? I am aware that you ...
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How do I rename a VMWare virtual disk (vmdk) if all I have is VMware Workstation Player for Windows?

I was provided a virtual machine folder and can use it without issue but now I want to make a copy with a different name. How do I do this if all I have is VMware Workstation Player?
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How to get fullscreen to work in VMware Player for OSX guest?

I have installed OSX High Sierra as guest OS on VMware Player 14 (Host OS - Win 10). I have successfully installed OSX and installed VMware Tools on it as well. The only problem I'm facing is - I am ...
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Run Script in VM Player from Windows 7

I have a VM player with CentOS 6.5. VM Player is installed in a Windows 7 PC. CentOS has a root user and a normal user. I logged in as normal user. I have a script file say "/test/mywork/autorun.sh" ...
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VMWare Player cannot copy Xauthorization

I'm currently using an up-to-date Fedora 27 system, and I have download the VMWare Player .bundle file. Running it results in a successful installation, but the problem arises when I open the VMWare ...
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Change boot order/Access BIOS

I have a virtual windows machine running in VMWare Player. In VMWare Workstation, there is an option Power On to BIOS, is there anything similar in VMWare Player to access the BIOS in order to change ...
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How to prevent DNEUpdate and Cisco VPNclient from messing with vmware player network bridging

Do any of you network gurus know what is going on here? I have windows 7 64 host, running vmware player with ubuntu 16.04 guest. On ubuntu I have a static IP and network bridging, also running apache ...
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Why suddenly no removeable device list showed up in VMware macOS?

I use VMware workstation player 14 with macOS High Sierra. I need to connect my iphone to this VM machine, it works fine usually, but today when I launch the VM machine, it dont have any device as ...
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how can I accomplish such network setup with vmware?

I have a centos server which is in 80.x.x.x LAN. And I run a vmware windows 7 on it, the host and virtual machine share a specific virtual network. the virtual windows have ip 192.168.137.1 in that ...
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UUID fstab configuration in virtual machine ( VMware )

we have physical machines as HP or IBM blade machine and we set UUID in fstab on these physical machines but in case we use VM ( virtual machine , ) is it necessary to defines UUID in fstab on ...
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VMware Player does not detect Wacom tablet

I got a WACOM STU500 which is working fine under Windows 10 without installation of any drivers. If the tablet can be found, can be tested with the tool available under http://gsdt.wacom.eu/support/...
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How can I boot a specific ISO / Linux distribution image file with VMware

I've downloaded all the archives of this specific linux distribution and I have unzipped them and then I gave the extracted image file to Vmware,but it says operating system not found. I have also ...
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vmware player host vpn no internet

I am running a vw machine on the host computer that has 2 active connections. One is ethernet broadband and second is VPN via broadband. And there's no internet in vm machine, only vpn is accessible. ...
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Installing Windows 10 as a guest operating system in VMware

I am new to VMWare and I am trying to Installing Windows 10 as a guest on my Ubuntu 16.04.But log says that operating system was not found. These are my Iso file is located in my /home directory of ...
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VMWare doesn't boot Windows 10 Installer

When I try to install Windows 10 on a VM, this appears: Network boot from Intel E1000 Copyright (C) 2003-2014 VMware, Inc. Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 0C 29 EC 19 ...
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Install contents of VM onto computer?

If I have a VMWare VM with Lubuntu on it, that I have customized a lot, can I install the contents of that VM onto a physical disk? I mean have it so that when I boot up my computer it will boot into ...
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Mouse performance on VMWare Workstation Player 14

I need to improve performance of mouse movement on guest OS, it is Windows XP Professional. I'm referring to the link and I cannot see the settings in Workstation Player 14.
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Keys repeating when running VMware virtual machine over SSH

I have SSH'd into another machine with a command of the form $ ssh -X user@network, typed the correct password and then ran VMware's VMPlayer from terminal with the command $ vmplayer &. However, ...
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vmware player can not find any network driver

I needed to use VMware Player for a couple different things and I have no network connection: there is no available driver. Obviously I can't connect to the internet to download a driver (directly in ...
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How to block the sound of guest os in the host os?

I use VMWarePlayer to run windows 7 & 10 guest OS on windows 7 host os. I have a screen recording tool in my vm. I want that tool to capture video & also the sound coming from the VM. But, I ...
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GCC Error with VMWare player and Kali linux

So i'm trying to install VMWare player on Kali. I have the bundles downloaded and installed. Everything it updated, etc, and I have run these commands. "sudo apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -...
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redhat iso installation 64 bit on vmware player

enter image description hereenter image description here I was trying to install red hat 64 bit iso ( rhel-server-7.4-x86_64-boot.iso ) on vmware player. But, I got stuck at the installation part ...
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Windows 7 in VMWare Player requires credentials to access the host machine

I'm running Windows 10 64 bit pro, and have installed Windows 7 Pro 64 bit into VMWare Player v12.5.7. I have internet access from the VM, but when I try to access the host machine in Windows Explorer ...
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Unable to get USB 3.0 working in VMWare Guest Windows 7

I am having a tough time in getting USB 3 work with VMWare Player 12 on Windows 7. Host – Gigabyte 880GM USB3 board with Etron USB 3 controller. AMD Athlon CPU, 12GB RAM, Windows 7 64 Guest – VMWare ...
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Installed Kali linux in VMware, Wireless adapter not detected

Hi all, I have been trying since long time to establish wireless connection in kali guest OS on Windows 10 host. I have purchased TP-LINK TLWN722N version 2 RealTeck chipset, As i have been ...
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Server 2012R2 cannot ping default gateway

I am using VMPlayer 12 to host Server 2012R2. Several of them. (Learning Server Administration). I have created the DC serverr and joined another server to the DC. At one time recently the servers ...
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VMPlayer error “Network bridge on device vmnet0 is not working”

On a Windows 10 host, I have been using VMPlayer, which runs a guest Linux OS.  I have been using it for quite a while. I applied some Windows updates a couple of days ago, which included the new ...
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Cannot run VMware on Kali Linux

I am running kali linux using persistence USB and I was trying to install VMware. After installation when I open VMware I get this error: "C header files matching your running kernel were not found. ...
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VMware Player 12 improving performance?

First, just want to mention that I just have basic knowledge on this software so please bear with me! I am running a program that is a single core hog, on my host PC and two virtual machines for a ...
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VMware Workstation Player: get host OS to capture certain hotkeys or global hotkeys in general

I am running VMware Workstation Player 12.5.4 on 4.10.13-1-ARCH (i3wm) and my guest OS is Windows 7. I want to use LWin+1/2/3/... to switch to workspaces in the host OS (Linux, i3wm) while I'm inside ...
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VMware: make it direct first mouse click to VM

When I move the mouse pointer from another (host) program over the VM window and click on the guest GUI, the guest does not "see" the click. Only the VM is activated (the VM window gets focus). I must ...
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Ubuntu guest OS on VMware Player 6.0.4 takes up too much disk space

I have an Ubuntu 15.04 guest OS running in VMware Player running in a Windows 8.1 host OS. Of late I used VMware Player's "Suspend" feature to resume my work later on, however every time I try to ...