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Remote desktop connection breaks when vmware machine is powered on

On a remote server (Windows Server 2012) we have vmware player (v. 6.0.3) installed. We can connect to the server using remote desktop without any problem. But when you're connected and have powered ...
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nodejs server is not responding after a while

I've running a Ubuntu Server guest on my Windows Host (using VMware Player). My nodejs app starts with a upstart-forever script: description "My App" start on (local-filesystems and net-device-up ...
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Huge host CPU usage in idle vmware guest. Ubuntu 10.04 host, Vista SP2 guest

I'm experiencing huge host CPU usage with an idle vmware guest. Host: Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit 2.6.32-24-generic-pae. (Very new install, i.e 24 hours ago) Hardware is Dell XPS M1530 laptop, 4GB ram. ...
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Browser cannot connect to tomcat running inside of VM [closed]

So, i'm running a webserver inside of VM image (VMWare Player 5.0.1) on windows 7 SP1 64bit, and neither IE, nor Chrome load the page with the address of it: http://192.168.201.128:8080 BUT: ping ...
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how to configure linux vm as router which communicate between two subnets

I have 3 virtual machines installed on vmplayer. Out of which I have made two of them as host of two different network. Host1 ip=192.168.1.13 gateway=192.168.1.11 and Host2 ip=192.168.2.14 and ...
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Disable VMware BIOS Legacy Diskette

In the main tab of VMware BIOS setup utility there is an option to disable "Legacy Diskette A" (and B). Which is the option to get this by means of the vmx configuration files? I tried: ...
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VMWare OVA file

I've received an .OVA file and I need to be aple to open/parse it. When I try to open it with VMware player, I get the following error: "Failed to open virtual machine: Failed to query source for ...
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“Dictionary problem.” Error with VMPlayer

I'm pretty new to using vmware virtualization (been a virtualbox user) so I'm hoping you guys can help me out. I recently got an external usb disk containing a vm for a client, downloaded vmplayer, ...
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How to change a VM from split across multiple .vmdk files to a single one or two?

I have a VM with 3 partitions. One main one, one for swap space, one for storage. However, there are dozens of .vmdk files. Some of those .vmdk files are very large (over 1 GB), but the majority ...
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Managing Virtual Machine Update and Distribution - Doing It Wrong?

I work for a software company. My department is responsible for (among other things) building and distributing VMWare virtual machines to members of our sales team, who then launch them using VMWare ...
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CentOS 6 network failling to connect network after exporting VM from VirtualBox to VMWare Player

I have installed a CentOS 6 virtual machine in VirtualBox and I want to export it and use it under VMWare. But after exporting, network does not work. There are some other interfaces created with the ...
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What would happen if I were to install VMware tools/VirtualBox Additions on a real (non-virtualized) computer? [closed]

I've wanted to know about this for a while, but I haven't had a computer that I would risk trying it out on. What might happen if I were to install virtualization 'assist' software, meant to be run on ...
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How can I move the Vmware virtual Hard Drive files?

I have limited space on my C: drive and lots on my V: drive. I'd like to move the VMware Player's virtual HD files (and any large supporting files) to my V: drive. Any pointers to how I do that? ...
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Undo disks with VMWare Player

I'm either missing something very simple, or it's just not there - but how does one create snapshots or undo disks with VMWare Player?
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Unable to login into CentOS

I had setup a multinode cluster using CentOS with VMware yesterday. Today when I reboot the nodes I get the below error on startup. "there is a problem with the configuration server status 256 ...
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How to resize a W2003Srv basic partition in Vmvare player

Environment I have Windows 2003 server (XP) Installed as virtual machine using Vmware Player 4.0.2 Primary partition is, as usual, C:-volume, where Windows is installed. Partition type is basic, ...
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CentOS VMware Player

We have a CentOS 6.3 server where we have Installed VMware-Player-5.0.2 for linux 64 bit When we try to run one of the ".vmx" Virtual machine file using the VMware player, we are getting the ...
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Where do I find the VMware Network Editor in VMware Player on Windows?

Starting with VMware Player 3.0, the installer does not create a shortcut to the Network editor anymore. How do I get it back?
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Ubuntu 12.04 Server on VMWare - apt-get failing to hit repos

So, I have an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit server instance running on VMWare player. Everything appears fine at the surface. Even internet connectivity appears good as I can perform both pings out to ...
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VMWare Player guest does not re-aquire IP on bridged interface after host loses and re-acquires network connectivity

I am running a Ubuntu Linux image in VMWare Player on my laptop. The host is Windows XP. There are two network adapters configured in VMWare Player - one is host-only and the other is bridged. ...
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Diifference between copied and moved vm? [closed]

When ever I copy virtual machine directory, I get challenged by the vmware-player - Did I more or copy? What/Why is the difference?
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Can Proxy Authentication be bypassed using virtual machines?

My Institute uses Proxy Authentication for monitoring individual browsing activities. This usually means I need to enter my username and password for using any internet related things. But recently I ...
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How do I set up an IP address on a Linux VM running in VM Player so I can access it from my Windows 7 host?

I have just installed an Openbravo appliance on my Windows 7 VM Player host. I am now staring at a command prompt that tells me to go to http://localhost to access the ERP system, but I cannot find ...
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LAMP server VM issues

After getting a recommendation to salvage a wiki by installing a LAMP server, I went on the prowl for a good virtualized one. I used the VMware Player version. Since the windows box has Bonjour, I ...
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Is there a way to free swap?

After using vmware player with some virtual machine, it seems like my swap stays quite occupied and it doesn't changes unless i reboot it. However, regularly swap is not used much by other ...
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storing vmdk files on multiple drives

I have a vmdk file which can grow to 600 gb, and splits every 2 gb. Since I physically have 2 x 500gb drives, I would like some of the 2-gig vmdk's to be on D:\, and the rest be on E:. I edited the ...
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Connecting to oracle database instance running on VM(Guest Computer) from remote computer

I have oracle database instance up and running on vmware player on Redhat linux(Guest OS). This virtual machine is running on on windows 7 computer(Host OS). I am able to connect to the database ...
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Use ISPConfig3-Ubuntu-VMWare as DNS server for Windows 2008R2

I've set up a Loopback Adapter on my Windows with IP 125.0.0.1 in my Windows 2008 host, I've installed ISPConfig3 on Ubuntu-12.04-i386 (VMWare) using tutorial here . The IP for Ubuntu is ...
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VMware Player – Can we directly share a file-system folder between Windows XP and Windows 7?

On a workstation we have 32-bit Windows XP hosting 64-bit Windows 7 in VMware Player v5.0.1. We want to directly share a file-system folder between Windows 7 and Windows XP. Directly means that we do ...
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How do you disable DHCP in VMWare Player? [closed]

VMWare Player seems to have a DHCP server built into it that automatically runs on the "Host-Only" networks and provides addresses to the clients. Is there some way that I can disable this DHCP ...
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Can't install kernel-uek-headers for currently running kernel

I have just created a VM in VMWare and installed a minimal install of Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.3. # cat /etc/oracle-release Oracle Linux Server release 6.3 It is running with the UEK kernel. # ...
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transfer vm machine created in virtualbox to vmware player [closed]

Fedora 17 Host Oracle VirtualBox 4.2.4 Vmware Player 5.0.1 build-894247 I have Fedora 17 and have installed Virtualbox and vmware player. I created a CentOS virtual machine guest in virtual box. ...
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VMware Player - Running as a Service

Is it possible to run VMware player as a Windows Service so that a user does not have to be logged in to have the player running?
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bridged connection for windows 7 host and ubuntu guest in vmware player [closed]

I installed ubuntu on my laptop in vmware player 5.0.0 build-812388) under windows 7. I do coding in ubuntu and would like to connect to ubuntu remotely with ssh. From My understanding, I need to use ...
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VMWare player - how do I start VM on machine with lower RAM? [closed]

I moved image from one machine to another. Problem is - I didn't shut down' instance, just suspended it. On machine #1 I have 32G and instance had 16Gb allocated. On machine #2 I have only 10G and ...
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Convert Amazon AMI to VMware image

How can I convert an amazon ami image to a vmware image I can run locally in vmware player?
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Vmware player change dhcp server settings

I have a Windows Server 2003 running from a Vmware player on Win 7 box. The idea is to test Windows Deployment service in the virtual network. Is it possible to configure the vmware dhcp server with ...
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Unable to connect guest using VMWare Player [closed]

I'm running RedHat server 5.3 as guest on Window XP VMware palyer. the network setting is set to "Host Only", but I have tries all other settings. I'm able to ping the guest machine, but I'm unable ...
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Increase CDH4 diskspace

Initially i was using bundled CDH3 VM (Cloudera Version of Hadoop) later, i removed CDH3 and now I am using CDH4 on CentOS as a VM (through VMWare player) with host machine as Win7 64bit. I am in the ...
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Running bridged-networking vmware player on a Linux machine with 2 interfaces

I have got a laptop running Arch Linux with 2 interfaces: wireless (wlan0) and ethernet (eth0). I use wlan0 to access internet (static IP, networking is configured using netcfg), and I connect a ...
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Vmware Player 3.0 - cannot ping 32 bits guest from 64 bits (guest or host)

I'm stuck with what seems a bug in VmWare Player (build 203739). I'm using W7 Ultimate 64bits as host and have a CentOS 5.4 (64 bits) as a guest and a Windows XP Professional SP3 (32 bits) as another ...
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samba on vmware, debian squeeze

I've installed debian squeeze as a virtual machine. I've installed and configured samba and i can't seem to connect from my windows client through explorer \ipaddr gives an error so does \ipaddr\share ...
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How can I separate a VMWare Server from the host's MAC Address on my router?

I'm running a Debian LAMP Server in VMWare Player, using a bridged connection. However, on my router the VM is showing up with the same MAC Address... therefore I can't set the VM to a static ...
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Forward access to Apache on a virtual machine (vmware)

I have setup a server in a virtual machine using VMWare. The server is Apache running on Debian (the virtual machine). The host machine is Windows 7. Now, I would like everyone on the LAN to be able ...
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How to uninstall WMWare Player when HyperV is installed?

I installed WMWare VMPlayer, then installed the HyperV role. I am now trying to uninstall the VMPlayer, but it won't let me: What can I do to uninstall VMPlayer (short of uninstalling HyperV)?
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Windows based development environment: HyperV, VMWare, or VirtualBox on development machine? [closed]

I am a software engineer with a little bit of an informal "support" functionality... I am trying to figure out what is the best possible approach to employing virtualization technologies into our ...
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Display errors using VMWare Player and Remote Desktop on Windows XP

I've come up against a weird display issue that I can't seem to find any "fix" for. When I first boot up my computer, everything behaves normally. If I start to use VMWare Player and/or Remote ...
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How to connect to an Oracle Server hosted in VMPlayer, from a SqlDeveloper client on my local client machine

Disclaimer : I'm novice in Oracle configuration and I want understand why it does not work. Here is my configuration : My local machine : Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) My VM hosted on my local machine ...
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Fedora 12 on Vmware network disabled on restore

I have a fedora 12 guest running on VMWare on windows 7. I use it mainly for the occasional linux dev. Whenever I restart the guest, networking works fine. But if I close the VMware player and save ...
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Cloning a VPS into a local VM?

I've got a fun challenge for you all. A company I'm working with is setting up its development/release workflow and environments. The eventual production environment is a VPS hosted with a popular ...