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strange memory usage pattern on windows server 2008 on login through remote desktop

I'm running Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Service Pack 2 on a VM Ware instance with 10Gb ram allocated. I'm not running IIS or SQL Server. Under 'normal' conditions, the machine uses ~5.5Gb of ...
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What's wrong with my vmware start script?

I am starting a vmware 2.x vm on a linux host. This is my script: #!/bin/sh vmrun -T server -h https://localhost:11768/sdk -u tore -p mypass123 start "[my1] server1/server1.vmx" The result when I ...
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VMware + SQL Server - sqlserver.exe not using both CPU cores

I am working on a virtual machine that runs SQL Server Express (as part of Sage Line 50 Manufacturing). The details are as follows: Physical Server (host machine) - Intel Xeon Quad Core 2.1GHz - ...
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Vmware server: Browser does not load user interface

I have the latest vmware server isntalled on ubuntu 8.04 lts 64 bit. I access the user interface over this url, which matches my ip and port settings: https://10.1.1.99:11222/ui Sometimes it works in ...
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Why would VMWare to go defunct? How to recover from/prevent it?

I am running VMWare Server 2.0.2 (Build 203138) on a dual core Intel i5 with Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS system (kernel 2.6.32-22-server #33-Ubuntu SMP). Disk Subsystem is a software RAID5 array. The ...
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Upgrade an Ubuntu 8.04 installation with VMware Server 1.0.8 and lots of guest OSes to Something Else

I have an Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) host machine which is running a whole slew of virtual machines in VMWare Server 1.0.8. Among other guest OSes, there is every release version of Ubuntu since 6.06, ...
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Performance tweaks and upgrades for VMWare Server 2

Our software department has a server running VMWare Server 2. We typically have 8-10 VMs running as test environments (Win XP and Server 08) for various versions of our software, and one VM that is ...
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Windows 2003 - Isolate mailserver on webserver with VMware Server

I've a Virtual Private Server with Windows 2003 and root access. This server mainly acts as a web hosting machine (IIS, Apache). Additionally it is used as a mail server. Is it possible to isolate a ...
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VMware workstation: guest OS becomes sluggish after being idle for 12+ hours? [closed]

My VM becomes sluggish after a few hours (~12 hours or so) of being idle, there is no impact on the host, just the guest. The guest OS becomes sluggish. It has lots of RAM, runs on RAID 0, quad core ...
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VMWare Server with multiple processors

I have a new linux machine with two Core Duo CPUs. However, VMWare Server only recognizes one. In the host summary it shows: Processors: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz 1 CPU x 2 Cores On ...
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parallel vms in VMWare Server - how to configure network so they can ping each other?

I'm using VMWare Server (currently on Version 1.0.7) and have two VMs that I would like to run at the same time. However, I'm having problems in setting them up so they can ping each other. I've ...
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Cannot Join a Domain on VM

I have installed Windows 2003 server R2 on a VM. This VM is running on Windows XP PRO. When i try to make this XP Pro PC join the domain on the VM it tries to locate the server and gives me the ...
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Vmware server 2.x remote console on firefox fails when VM does not come up

The Vmware server 2.x remote console on firefox fails when a VM does not come up. But this is when I need it to see what happens. The client that does not come up is windwos server 2003. The same ...
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VMware Server guest systems are extremely slow with IO load on host (Ubuntu 8.04)

We are experiencing performance issues with a VMware Server 2.x installation on an Ubuntu 8.04 host. When the host system is generating IO load (for example, copying large files as part of a backup ...
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How to properly shutdown a Linux VMware Server Host

In our lab, we have a server running Ubuntu Linux 8.04.4 x64, with VMware Server 2.1 hosting 4 VM's. I have a major concern with regards to shutting down the host server. Mostly, how do I ensure ...
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Bridged virtual interface is not available or visible to ifconfig

I'm running Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-18, and vmware-server 2.0.1. I'm attempting to setup a virtual linux machine to use a bridged interface rather than NAT or host-only. Both NAT and host-only ...
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Can i host /install sharepoint in such case?

I have installed the windows XP on which i have the VMWare as virtual server. I want to install / Host the sharepoint in such scenario in VMWare . Is that possible ?
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VMWare Server - Writing files to virtual hard drive performance

We have just moved our infrastructure from physical servers to virtual machines. Everything is running great and we are happy with the result of the move. We have identified one problem, and that is ...
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Where can I download VMWare Tools for 1.x?

Please can you show me where I can download the latest Version of VMWare Tools for the following Client: Server is Windows 2003 32 bit with VMWare Server 1.x (Yes, I know 1.x is old. We will upgrade ...
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Sharing the network between 2 VMware hosts

I have 2 linux servers which do run VMware server. My question about this is it possible to create a shared NAT/host-only network for the 2 VMware servers so that the VMware guest of both servers are ...
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I need to get VMWare Server running inside of a VMWare ESXi virtual machine

Yes, I know running a virtual machine inside of a virtual machine is a bad idea. Yes, I know it will be very slow. However, our production system required VMs in VMWare server and I do not want to ...
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Is it possible to dedicate the physical screen of a vmware server machine to a guest vm graphically?

I have a vmware server 2.x running on ubuntu server (8.04). So the graphics card and the screen of the physical box are unused (I log in remotely and the host os has only the cli console installed). ...
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vmware on Hyper-v [duplicate]

I'm wondering if it will be possible to install vmware server on a hyper-v image? Currently I get an error when trying to install. Setup cannot continue becuase microsofts hyper-v is being used. ...
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How to set up port forwarding on a dedicated server running CentOS 5.4 to use Ubuntu 9.0.4

The basic situation that I have is a dedicated server running CentOS 5.4 At the moment I have one VM running Ubuntu 9.0.4. Later on, I will want to add another VM running Windows Server 2003 but at ...
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Can I map several physical interfaces to a single vmware vmnet interface?

I am using a rack mounted device that has 10 Ethernet ports built into it. For 8 of the ports, I would like to bind them to a single vwmare-server-2.0 virtual network interface, so that I can, in ...
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Reloading NAT configuration on a running VMWare Server 2.0.2

I have a server running VMWare Server 2.0.2. The host is Debian Lenny. I have 15-20 virtual machines running, all attached to a single NAT network (named vmnet8). I have configured VMWare's NAT (the ...
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USB Dongle detected but connect option greyed out

Hey I have just converted one of our physical license servers into a VMware server. It uses a USB key for a license doggle (WIBU-Key) for some software we have. Now it detects that the USB is plugged ...
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How to share drive space from vmware server 2 host to a guest?

In the vmware tools in the guest there is an option to access shares from the host. What is the way to create such shares on a vmware 2 host? I did not find where in infrastructure web access. I also ...
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VMWare ESX Snapshots of SharePoint Small Farm

I'm not an admin, so bear with me! I am in the process of figuring out how to use CommVault for backup/restore of a SharePoint MOSS 2007 small farm - one Web server and one DB server. We also have ...
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Vmware 1.x on ubuntu 10.04 server amd64 alpha 3?

I would like to install vmware server 1.x on ubuntu 10.04 server amd64. Would this work? Or should I go with ubuntu 9.04 for now? Edit: In the meantime I decided to go with vmware 2.x. I just ...
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VMware Tools in Ubuntu guest on VMware Server 2 do not build

When trying to build the VMware tools in my Ubuntu 9.10 64 bit guest on a VMware Server 2.0.2 host with Debian 5 I'm getting strange errors like: Building the vmmemctl module. Using 2.6.x kernel ...
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virtual machine to another computer?

I am using windows xp as a virtual machine installed on windows 7. My laptop(computer A) is connected to another computer(B) through a LAN cable. What configuration should I make (what settings should ...
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Very poor guest performance in VMware Server 2

I'm running VMware Server 2.0.2 on my dual core Athlon server with 4 GB RAM and a RAID1 with two 400 GB SATA hard disks. This server's running three VMs at a time. The host system is a Debian 5 x64 ...
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Can VMWare Server 2.0 be useful in Production for easing backups?

Let's run this idea by the group here. I am thinking about using VMWare Server in production to host a 2008 Domain Controller with DHCP and DNS, a 2008 member server with WSUS, some virus ...
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Windows 2003 Unresponsive on VMWare Server 2.0

I have had an installation of Windows 2003 ColdFusion and MS SQL 2000 running on VMWare Server 2. It has run perfectly for over a year. Now about every other day I have to restart the vmware service ...
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VMWare Raw Device Mapping Not Working

While I'm waiting for VMWare support to get back to me, I thought I'd ask here. I have a 400 gig LUN presented from a fiber channel SAN to my VMWare host. It's legacy from another virtualization ...
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VMWare server host agent service won't start

I'm using VMWare Server 2.0 on Windows Server 2003 R2. Sometimes after restarting the host machine, the VMWare host agent service won't start due to an error. This is the error messages from Event ...
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NAT and vmware 2.x

Usually with vmware server 1.x I used NAT mode so that I can reach guest from host and it did work well. Some days ago I upgrade to vmware server 2.x and I noticed that with NAT mode now I cannot ...
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VMWare Server and Linux NIC Bonding

If I am running VMWare server on a Linux host, and the VMs are using bridged network, will the VMs know to failover to the other NIC? I don't have a clear picture of how VMWare bridged networking ...
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Does this disc configuration make sense

I have a customer with the following set up, does it make sense...? A large VM machine, 64 GB with SAN Then a sql server machine that has Partition C:\ on LUN with Raid 5 Partition D:\ on LUN with ...
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What's the proper Disk alignment for Virtual server that will have SQL Server on it?

I've brought up a Windows Server 2008 box that has VMware Virtual Server on it. I have a 500 GB volume allocated from the SAN for the Datastore that will house the VM for a Windows Server 2008/SQL ...
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CPU load high when accessing host disks from guest

I've been trying out VMware server for a while using different guest OS. On all of them I've seen the same thing - a lot of CPU is used when accessing the host's disks from the guest. The System ...
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Have Dedicated NICs for Virtual Machine on VMware Server?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 box with multiple NICs (only one of which is currently in use). I have VMware Server installed on this box running a VM. I'd like to dedicate one of my free NICs on the ...
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VMWare Server 2 Install is Failing w/ Error 25032: “failed to customize windows logon process”

VMWare Server 2 install question here.* Straightforward question that would probably require a VMWare expert to pull apart, given that Google has been totally worthless on this. On a patched Windows ...
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Windows Server 2008 small business server 64-Bit Vmware Server 2 IIS 7 HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable

I've tried to install vmware server 2 on a small business server 2008 host and IIS 7 stopped working. Everytime I tried to access any website on the server including OWA I get HTTP Error 503. The ...
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how to netboot a Linux VM in VMware server 2.0?

Folks, I am new to using VMware, so please excuse if this is a newbie question....... How can I netboot a guest Linux virtual machine ? I'm using VMware server 2.0 running on a Linux host ( Fedora ...
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How to increase the number of vmware.log files?

Is there any way to increase the number of vmware.log files for a given VM (Vmware Server 1.0.4, host: SLES 10)? Problem is, that one of our VMs crashes every now and then, and I can only see the four ...
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How to boot a already install linux distribution from vmware?

I've installed two systems:window xp and ubuntu. And vmware is installed in windows. Is it possible to enter ubuntu from vmware,while of course I'm still in windows?
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big cpu load on vmware server / linux

I currently using a server 2.x hosting 4 virtual machines on a linux system Today, on my physical server, I saw an enormous load average: this is the "top" of the server, illustrating my 4 virtual ...
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VMWare web UI intermittent access on CentOS

I've got a CentOS 5.2 server that I'm trying to get set up as a development environment. As part of this, I planned to install VMWare Server 2 and set up several virtual development servers. I've got ...