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ESXi Connection issue

We have a server currently running VMware ESXi. The VMSphere client is having some issues connecting; giving the "Can not establish a secure connection" when clicking on Console as well as both lag ...
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Using a VM for testing, how to artifically reduce performance?

My workstation has VMWare Server, and I'm running a few VMs for mocked production environments. I'd like to artificially slow them down, which should make finding poorly-performing code easier. ...
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VMware Server on a Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller

Before I begin, I'm aware of all the issues that can arise from installing VMWare server on a DC. I did it anyway for a learning experience. I'm trying to run a linux distro on my DC so I need to ...
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VMware Server 2: I Installed Win Server 2003 64Bit, but can´t install 64Bit-Software in Guest-System

i have a question concerning VMware Server 2. I have an x86_64 architecture hostsystem. I prepared my BIOS (vi enabled) to be able to install WIN Server 2003 64Bit-System (Guest). The installation ...
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How to reset Administrator password Windows Server 2003 installed on Vmware?

I want to reset administrator password on Windows Server 2003. OS installed on VMware server VMware Server version 2.0.1. And problem is this: when i try to boot from live cd, after boot disk with ...
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How do you expand a virtual drive using VMware Infrastructure Web Access?

I have a VM on a linux box that needs to have it's drive expanded. The guest OS is XP. What steps do I need to take to expand the hard drive for the XP VM? I have access to the web management and can ...
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Cannot delete unresponsive machine on VMWare Infrastructure Web Access on Windows 2003 host

I have some Windows virtual machines running on VMware on a Windows 2003 host, and I administer them via the Infrastructure web access. I recently added a CentOS Linux machine as well and it was ...
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No connection to port 8333 in VMware server on Linux

I have installed a headless VMware server on my Linux Debian server. For some reason I cannot connect to the web management console on port 8333. However, if I port forward localhost via ssh to the ...
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Network Load Balancing problem

Summary I have two machines in an NLB cluster. If I shut-down one machine (to simulate failure) then the second doesn't take-up the load. I'm looking for help in diagnosing the reason for this. ...
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VMWare Web Server Access

I need to stop the VMWare Web Server Access service, on a Windows Server2003 machine. I have admin rights on that machine. How do I see all running services and stop it?
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How to Open a Port ON VMWare Server?

I have a virtual host, created with VMWare. I don't own the main machine, I just can make remote connection to virtual server. I've installed SQL EXPRESS and want to remote connect it from my ...
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Error in MSVCR80.dll causing vmware-hostd to crash

This morning VMWare web interface didn't work when I fired up my machine. After some investigation I find the following in the event log: Faulting application name: vmware-hostd.exe, version: 0.0.0.0,...
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VMware Remote Console Plug-in and VMware Infrastructure Web Access (Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer on Ubuntu 10.04)

I have VMware Server working on a server running Ubuntu Server 10.04. After many troubles getting it going, I have one virtual machine running and I'm now stuck with a browser issue. Firefox won't ...
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Which is the recommended filesystem for VMware Server / ESXi?

We have a couple of servers in office with VMware Server as virtualization solution. We are planning an upgrade of our infrastructure. Some servers will remain with VMware Server, but we want to ...
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VMware Server - Datastore size not updating after LVM resize (Ubuntu Server 10.04)

I have VMware server installed on Ubuntu Server 10.04. I managed to get to the VMware Infrastructure Web Access interface, however I didn't allocate enough space on my LVM initially to start adding ...
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Running software router in VM, MAC Address issue

Hey everyone. I am trying to setup a slew of VM's for testing out a bunch of routing software packages like m0n0wall, pfsense, endian, vyetta, and more. I have a beefy vm server with 2 onboard NIC's ...
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Mount Physical Drive to VMWare Server

I'm running VMWare Server 2.0.2 on Server 2008 (Standard). I can also run Hyper-V if I need to. Anyways, I have three old hard drives that came out from our previous Cent OS system. I wanted to read ...
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Assigning a physical disk to a VMWare Guest OS in VMWare Server 2.0.2

We recently migrated several servers to a single debian server running multiple virtual (also debian) servers on top of VMWare Server 2.0.2. One of the migrated servers is a fileserver that shares a ...
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vmware nat internet connection

Host: Windows Server 2008 / VMWare Server 2 Has Internet connection ip: 172.17.62.1 (NAT adapter) no gateway, no dns Guest: Windows Server 2003 ip: 172.17.62.2 (NAT) gateway 172.17.62.5 (set in ...
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Giving a static IP to a VM in Server 2008

I have a dedicated server in Las Vegas. Yesterday I learn the awesome things about VMWare Server and I got that installed on it. Then I placed a CentOS 5.5 in one of the VM and its running as it ...
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NFS Datastore in VMWare Server 2 on Ubuntu Server amd64

OK so here's the problem. I'm running 4 Dell PowerEdge 3850 Servers on Ubuntu Server amd64 with VMWare Server 2.0. I want to setup a centralized NFS so all my vm's live there and I can be able to ...
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vmconvert exchange 2007

Has anyone tried to run vmconvert on a Windows 2008 64 bit server running Exchange 2007? Here is what I did. I stopped the Exchange processes and IIS and ran vmconvert. When I moved the new server ...
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Vmware Server virtual machine can see all network other than its host

The virtual machine is sitting on 192.168.0.104 on a bridged connection The host machine is sitting on 192.168.0.103. I can ping the virtual machine from the host I can't ping the host machine from ...
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VMWare Server 2.0 renice a Virtual Machine

Is there a way to set the priority (renice) a specific Virtual Machine on my server? I am running three VMs on VMWare Server 2.0 on a Debian Lenny box with two physical CPUs. Obviously each of these ...
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VMWare Server 2.0 set processor affinity

I am running VMWare Server 2.0 on a Debian Lenny box that has two Opteron cores. I am wondering if there is a way to manually set the processor affinity so that Virtual Machines 1 & 2 get fired ...
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Update Grub on Squeeze - Kernel downgrade due VMware Server [closed]

I happen to run into various problems regarding grub and kernels. I don't really care about the kernel internas. All I want is VMware server in that dedicated root-server. 1.) What is a bzImage vs. ...
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An efficient setup of several VPSs on one box?

I hope its ok to ask this question on serverfault, its not an actual fault but more of an implementation advice request. I would like to have a dedicated server that I can deploy my own VPSs on. ...
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Convert an OVF file for use in VMWare Server

I have a virtual appliance OVF File and I am trying to figure out how to use it in VMWare Server. I saw this article that describes using the VMWare Converter tool but when I try to select my OVA file ...
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Manage VMWare Server with PowerShell and Console App for Free

I just installed VMWare Server on Windows 2008 R2. This is the the free version of VMWare. Are there any management tools I can download and use (that are free) to manage the VM's or am I stuck with ...
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What is the fastest way to convert a VMware Server guest to ESXi?

I'm transitioning a few old VMware Server virtual machines to ESXi 4.1. Both the ESXi and Server images live on the same NFS datastore. What is the fastest way for me to convert a machine to the new ...
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Get CLI in vmware-server like xm console

Is there a way to get a command line prompt to a hosted virtual machine in vmware server like xm console <name> does in Xen? I know the graphic UI to conect to vmware-servers but I'm under low ...
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does vmware server needs bare metal or can be installed on an existing OS

I am new to virtual stuff on Vmware sort of environment.I am basically testing Vmware and its various things for our needs.I have a linux 64 bit laptop.I want to know 1) The Vmware server can it be ...
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How do I install kernel headers for VMWare to match my running kernel (version 2.6.35-22-generic)

I am trying to install VMWare Server 1.0.6 , and have also tried VMWare server 2.0.2 BOTH 64 bit, on ubuntu 10.10 64 bit. But i i keep getting this error: What is the location of the directory of C ...
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VMWare Server lck file keeps coming back

I am running VMWare Server 2.0 on a Debian Lenny system as a host OS. I am getting this error when I try to start a Virtual Machine Cannot open the disk '/var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines//.vmdk' or ...
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VMWare, Sql Server and Hardware Interrupts

I'm running a 2 processor VMWare server. We pushed it up from 1 core to 2 cores recently and noticed it is now generating large numbers of hardware interrupts, which is killing performance. Does ...
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Running VMWare ESXi on Apple Xserve

So we're running VMWare Server running on Windows Server 2008 which we administer via the web interface. However it turns out the machine we're running it on has serious hardware limitations, most ...
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What is the best filesystem for VMware Server on linux host?

Unfortunately I'm still dealing these days with the deployment of VMware Server 2.0.2 hosted on Ubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS. Internal testing has shown big problems when running on a 64bit host but ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 - can't change or remove the default gateway

We've installed VMWare Server 2.0 on Windows 2008R2. After some time playing with it (actually only removing host-only and nat networks, and binding adapters to the specified vmnets) we've noticed a ...
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VMware Server Rich(Fat) client management app

With VMWare Server 1.x there was a nice fat client application for managing the server. Is that still available and functional with 2.x?
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VMware server 2.0 SYN/ACK repeating issues

VMWare Server 2.0.0 Build 122956 I am having some issues with connecting into a guest VM (Ubuntu linux 4.4.3-4 lucid) running under VMware 2.0 on a windows server host. All connections to and from ...
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How to browse other real PC with Redhat Linux 5 installed in VM?

I need help on the following. I have configured Virtual Network Manager to choose VMnet0 which is bridged to Physical adapter. I have installed Redhat linux 5.0. I am able to get connected to outside ...
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CentOS name resolving issues

I have the following setup. A Centos machine (let say name is centoshost) connected to network and has static ip also running DNS server (BIND). IP is 192.168.1.33 Another CentOS virtual machine (...
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How to not startx in hosted inux CentOS 5.5 ,and how to make full screen

Hello all Im beginner to VMWare player , im using CentOS 5.5 as the virtual OS and installed the VMWare Player in windows xp 32 bit And its working great , but when I like to start the GNUME gui to ...
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Debian Squeeze - install older kernel

I've installed debian Squeeze with kernel 2.6.32-5 and I need to install Vmware on it. The problem is that I can't compile the kernel module that is needed to run vmware. I've dug through every ...
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VMWare - 64bit Guest on 32bit Host (Win 7) - Will it recognize >4GB RAM?

Here's the setup: -32bit Windows 7 Host O/S, recognizing only ~3GB of 6GB RAM If I virtualized a 64bit guest using VMWare, will it be possible for it to address the full ~6GB of RAM, or am I ...
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Timing out when reverting VM Image from command line with VMRun.exe

Every time I try to revert Virtual Machines from the command line on my server, with the machine powered ON or OFF, the vmrun.exe hits the timeout after about 1.5 minutes. Is there a way to work ...
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How i can backup data from VMware to tape?

i have more than one VM ware hosted on ESX 3.5I and i want to connect it (VMware) to tape to make backup from vmware to tape .... I can do it? .... if yes HOW ??
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VMWare 2 Server for Linux conversion to Windows

We are current running a Linux Server with VMWare 2 Server to host a few Windows virtual machines. I've found the web interface that VMWare 2 Server uses to manage these virtual machines to be, let's ...
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Setting number of CPU cores in VMware image

I have a laptop with a core2duo CPU. When I am setting up my Ubuntu VM, should I set it to have 2 cores or 1? Do you always set it to the number of cores your host has?
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Should we install the OS on an SSD or not when running virtual machines?

I have a new Dell Mobile Precision M6500 laptop with 8 GB RAM. It has two hard drives - 500 GB @7200 RPM and a 128 GB SSD. The main purpose of these laptop is software development in virtual machines. ...