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Does the VMWare Server 2.0 BIOS support USB?

I have a VMWare Server 2.0 installation. I have a USB hard drive plugged into the host and the USB device attached to a VM. I would like to be able to boot from one of the partitions on my USB ...
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Increase virtual hard disk size for Fedora 10 VM

I currently have a Fedora 10 VM on VMWare. I'm out of space on the Fedora 10 hard drive and need to allocate more; so far I've been following these instructions. A quick summary is: shut down ...
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Recommend a good VMware howto? [closed]

I currently develop import utilities for a network company using various versions of Visual Studio, Java, Crystal Reports and Apache (5.5 and 6), so it's obvious each install requires its own virtual ...
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Migrate VMware Server to ESXi

What's the recommended approach/tool to migrate VMs from VMware Server 1.0.7 (under Win2003 x64 Enterprise) to ESXi 4 ? Some of the VMs are running Win2003 Enterprise x86, others run Ubuntu JeOS ...
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VMWare Server 2.0 Physical disks

I have a machine setup with VMWare Server 2.0. There are several VMs running on the VMWare server and I have several physical drives. I would like to give one of the VMs exclusive access to one ...
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Why can I not access VMware Server on port 8333?

I am using VMware Server 2 and all of a sudden I can't access the management console (homepage). I am using Internet Explorer and it says page (https://servername%3A8333/ui/) cannot be displayed. Is ...
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Windows 7 On VMWare Server 2.0 Sound Card [closed]

I've dug though the internet but haven't been able to confirm this one way or the other so I figured I'd try here. I have VMWare Server 2.0 and I've installed Windows 7.0 RC 64bit on it. Host OS is ...
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How to run VmWare tools in OpenBSD4.5 with VmWare server 2.0.X

For testing purposes i frequently run OpenBSD in VmWare, before version 2.0.x, tweaking the vm type and using Freebsd compatibility mode made the job but this does not work anymore with VmWare server ...
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Web server inaccessible to one particular machine at same data center

I'm a programmer whose been pushed into server admin duty, and I've got a problem that's confusing me good. Lack of knowledge is no doubt the culprit, so educate me if you can. :) PROBLEM IN BRIEF: ...
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Why doesn't bridged networking work on VMware Server 2.0 w/ Ubuntu 9.04?

I'm installing VMware Server 2.0 on an Ubuntu 9.04 system. I have an Ubuntu 9.04 guest with Bridged network interface configured. When I try to get an address during installation, the guest fails to ...
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Vista VMWare Release SysPrep/Activation Best Practice?

I'd like to have dev environments 'baselined' with certain software installed along with component packages. From time to time, a new software piece may be desired which I'd like to install in a ...
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VMWare->Xen migrated image does not boot

I've a Windows Server 2003 installation on VMWare Server 1. Using the instructions at http://ian.blenke.com/vmware/vmdk/xen/hvm/qemu I converted this virtual machine to a Xen image (Xen 3.3). However, ...
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Running VMWare on XP 64 bit does not allow a 64 bit guest OS

I installed VMWare Server on a 64 bit XP machine. After creating a new virtual machine (for XP 64 bit guest OS) and adding a CD pointing to XP64 setup ISO, VMWare doesn't let me run the virtual ...
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Send files from host to any VmWare VMDK

Can someone inform me as to what is the best way to send files from my hard disk to any of my VmWare images. I'm thinking FTP(FileZilla might be usefull), but I'm not sure how to do this. EDIT: some ...
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Several keyboard keys not working in VMWare (Host=Linux, Guest=Windows)

I installed VMWare Server 2.0 on Ubuntu 8.* and 9.*, with Windows XP as the guest system, and several keys aren't working. They either do nothing, or invoke the wrong keypress. They keys are All ...
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VMWare Server w/USB 2.0 Scanner blue screening

I am running a VMWare Server 2.0 with guest OS of Windows XP SP3. I have a NeatCo scanner hooked up via USB 2.0 port. Since VMWare server 2.0 now supports USB 2.0, I am able to get the scanner to be ...
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Why a domain controler cannot run VMware Server?

When I try to install VMWare server on a domain controller the installer says that it's not recommended? Why?
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Can't get an Internet connection on VmWare

I'm running openSuse 11.1 on VmWare and I can't get on internet. I'm at home, no ports blocked or anything, I've tried every single ethernet option, nothing works. Can anybody point me at settings I ...
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How do I get USB devices working in VMware with Linux as the host, and WinXP as the guest?

I can't get USB devices other than the mouse and keyboard to work in Windows under VMware. I have Ubuntu Intrepid as my host operating system, and Windows XP Service Pack 2 as the guest operating ...
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Upgrading VMWare Server 1.0.x to 2.0.x?

Im running a bunch of different developement server images, both windows and linux images, on VMWare Server 1.0.9 on a Windows Server 2003. Is there any reasons to upgrade to 2.0.x? And is there ...
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VMWare serial ports

Can someone tell me the difference between the different ways virtual serial ports can be configured using VMWare Infrastructure? For instance: What is the difference between "use output file" and ...
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Any issues with running VMware server on an Active directory server

I am in the proccess of setting up a few virtual servers and i decided that our active directory server has the most free resources currently but when i started the install it returned a warning ...
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How do you disable logging in Vmware Server?

I'm trying to disable log events for the vmware-hostd process on my system. There is a file /etc/vmware/hostd/config.xml that has log level settings. What are the correct values to disable constant ...
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Is it possible to set a permanent MAC address for a VMWare virtual machine?

I have some software running on a Windows virtual machine. I am using VMWare as the virtualization technology. The problem comes in with the software's activation / registration. The company who ...
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Can a second virtual Disk be added to a VMWare Server (vs 1) guest os?

I have a Guest VM on a VMWare Server (version 1) that I need to have more disk space. Is there a way to grow it's virtual disk or add another? The Host OS is Windows XP 32 Bit. The Guest OS is ...
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VMWare Server High Processor Usage (Disk I/O)

I have a Dell Power Edge 6850 with 2 physical Dual Quad Core Processors and 24GB of Ram as our VMWare Host Server. We have VMWare Server (Old GSX) installed on this box and have 5 Virtual Servers ...
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Why one of my NICs is going to sleep?

I get a virtual server with RHEL5 in a VMWare infrastructure. This server has two network cards, into different VLANs. Everuting looks to work fine but in a moment, one of the NICs become inactive. If ...
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Optimum implementation of new SQL/IIS setup?

We need to implement a new MS-SQL/IIS server serving intranet pages internally. At the moment we are on average seeing 22 hits per second, but each request is quite small. What would be your ...
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Running Windows 7 on VMWare

Was wondering if there were any issues with running the newest Windows 7 iso on VMWare server?
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VMWare Server 2.0 auto start VM

I have a production server running vmware server 2.0. I want one of the VM's (company intranet) to power on automatically if the host server is rebooted. I searched online and found references to an ...
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Vmware server 2 performance?

Have you noticed any VmWare server 2 performance issues? Can it be used for less important production systems?
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Can a VMWare Server 2.0 virtual machine be “unvirtualized” to physical hardware?

We have a number of VMWare Server 2.0 virtual machines that were created using VMWare Converter (It copies a physical machine to a virtual machine). If we need to convert the virtual machine back to a ...
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VMware Infrastructure Web Access certificate problem

Every time I launch the shortcut to the VMWare Infrustructure Web Access page I get a message in IE7 asking me to choose a digital certificate. I don't have any digital certificates, so I click "OK" ...
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How to migrate VirtualBox 2 virtual computer to VmWare server2?

How to migrate VirtualBox 2 virtual computer (virtual drive) to VmWare Server 2? Computer itself runs Linux, virtual computers run Windows XP and Windows Vista. I need support for GRE protocol, which ...
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Corrupt vmware vmdk file

We're running VMware Server 2.0 as the host, and Windows 2003 as the guest. We started getting the error message below. From some quick searching it appears that we probably have a corrupt vmdk ...
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How to choose/configure VM for offsite demos?

I am setting up a laptop to take to customer site to run software demo. Laptop runs XP Pro as host OS and needs to run Windows Server 2003 as guest OS. I have successfully created both VMware Server ...
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How do I get the Activation Key in Windows 2003 Server

I have a machine that I'm migrating from physical hardware to a VMWare server. It is Windows 2003 and the license key fell off the machine and is gone. I know when I start up the virtualized version ...
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WHS - VMWare Server Virtualization [closed]

Is it possible to run VMWare Server v2 on Windows Home Server? Is this the best virtualization product for a home environment that wants a 24x7 virtual development OS/Server?
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Are independent persistent disks faster than dependent ones in vmware server 1?

Please can you help me compare disk types for vmware server? I know "independent nonpersistent" is slower. But what about "independent persistent" versus "dependent" (or how do you call this one?) ...
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How do I add a physical (raw) disk to a virtual machine in VMware Server 2 on a Windows host?

I have a Windows 64-bit host running VMware Server 2. I need to create VMs that will use the raw partitions for my Linux and Windows XP installations. Older versions of VMware had an option to add a ...