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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. ...
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Ubuntu vm stops responding to host intermittently - but still responding to other network computers?

I'm running an ubuntu server (bitnami lampstack) vm in vmware-server on a windows host machine. The vm every 10-20 seconds stops responding to the host computer for no apparent reason. I can still ...
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Vmware / vmdk / virtual machine hosting providers? [closed]

I'm new to cloud/virtual hosting and having a difficult time finding much useful information on google about this question. Are there any reputable hosting providers out there, aside from ...
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Linux hangs on boot in VMware saying: Probing EDD (edd=off to disable)

I am having a problem booting RHEL 6 Beta in VMware Server 1.0.10 My Host OS is Windows XP Pro SP2. When I try to boot linux, I get this on screen: Loading vmlinuz................................ ...
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How many cores should I configure in a VMware 2.x VM for Win7 32-bit guest?

I have a 64-bit, non VT host with 4 cores and 6 GB of RAM. How many cores should I allocate to the VM?
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Upgrading Guest operating system on VMWare image

We have a VMWare Server host, with around 3-4 virtualised machines on. Currently, 2 of them are running on Windows 2000 I want to upgrade them (in place upgrade) to Windows 2003 Is this possible? ...
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Slow and fluctuating server network speeds in a new data center

We have a server running Windows storage server 2003 with: - an FTP server and - VMware Server running a VDS with apache (vds runs windows web 2003) This is in a data center and we just switched to a ...
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Network organization with VMWare Server 2

I am not a System Administrator, but I have a task: Exists server with local ip adress (Host A). On Host A installed VMWare Server 2.0. I have 4 VM on this server: 1) Oracle DB Server 1 2) Oracle ...
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Network transfer from host to VM very slow - VMWare Server & Windows 2003 Server

Im trying to transfer a file from a Windows 7 host running VMWare Server to a Windows 2003 server VM, and it's painfully slow. I've tried adding/adjusting registry keys and settings found on KB ...
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Is it possible to run VMWare Server on a Linux VPS?

I want to run a Windows Server 2003 under a Debian Linux VPS I have. Is this possible using VMware Server?
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VMWare Server problem

Here is the output from hostd.log on a VMWare server, sitting on top of CentOS. VM's running on this machine are shutting down sporadically - maybe one every 24 hours? Can anyone make any sense from ...
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64bit VM guest on Server 2 performance horrible if >2GB RAM

We're a software development shop, and we're experimenting with VMWare Server 2 on Windows XP Professional/32 (corporate standard, can't get away from it) with Windows 2008 x64 as guest for 64-bit ...
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Virtual machine (ubuntu desktop) on a debian server

I want to install an 32bit ubuntu desktop on a 64bit debian server. The host does not have any desktop environment installed and I don't want to install one but the virtual machine should be a desktop ...
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VMware ESXi to VMware Server and back again?

Running a single ESXi 4.0 server with 5 clients. Due to some unfortunately drive failures and firmware bugs I've got corruption in the direct attached RAID 1+0 array that holds my VMs. HP assures me ...
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How to mount ISO to VMWare guest OS?

I'm new to VMWare (more familiar with VirtualBox). I'm looking to add an ISO to a new Guest OS (Windows Server 2008). I would like to add the ISO as a CD-ROM drive so that the server 2008 instance ...
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Installing ESXi 4.1 inside vmware server 2.0.2

I have tried several times running ESXi 4.1 inside vmware server 2.0 installed on Win7-64 bit. The problem is that the installation is stuck on welcome screen asking to press enter to continue (or ...
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Make a copy running VM-ware Virtual Machines

I want to backup my virtual machines while they are running, is it possible to do this without buying more VM-Ware products? They are running on CentOS 5.2.