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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 hosting.com,...
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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.
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How do I let people connect to my VM running on my machine behind a router?

What right now http://test.example.com is connecting to my WinXP computer with apache. the router is directing all connections from port 80 to my local ip. However now I want http://vm.example.com to ...
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VMWare Server 2 Web Interface not loading

I am having an issue with VMWare Server 2 running on a Windows SBS 2008 host. I can browse to https://server:8333/ and if I view source I can see that the page has loaded, but the redirection and ...
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VM Server and Windows Home Server 2008 [closed]

I'm having issues setting up VM Server with Windows Home Server 2008 Right on setup it is giving a popup that says "Hard Drive capable of hosting Windows Home Server was not found. Would you like to ...
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Migrating OEM software for testing environment…or probably not!

I need to create a "Lab" environment of my production 2003 domain server with Exchange2003, before purchasing new hardware & software to migrate in real-time. I installed VMware onto my laptop ...
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Manage multiple VMware Server installations through one web interface

I have 5 physical machines running VMware Server 2. Each one runs 6-10 VMs. I sometimes forget which host machine is running a particular VM so I often find myself logging into each host trying to ...
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Can I use VMWare Server internally in my small company? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Can I use VMWare Server internally in my small company for free? From the license it is not very clear.
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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 ...