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How to get best performance from iSCSI between Virtual Host and Guest?

I am using iSCSI to connect to some hard drives on the host from a guest. Here is my setup: Vmware Server 2 on host Windows Server 2008 (host and guest) StarWind Enterprise iSCSI target on host MS ...
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Connecting to physical host disks from VM

I used VMware Converter to do a P2V of my server. My server had 3 HDDs: C: D: E: (SATA/IDE) I only included the C: drive (boot) in the image, because I had not intended to need to activate this VM - ...
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Creating and Promoting new DC/DNS win2k3 server as ESX host

I have a win2k3 stnd dc/ dns as a vm server (1.0). I recently upgraded to Vsphere4 and want to move the dc to a new vm on our new ESX host. I've read that converting a dc vm is not the best idea and ...
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Namebased NAT Lookup

I have a dedicated test server with a single public facing IP that has VMWare Server on it and 4 test environments hooked up through NAT. This works fine to RDP into the Windows Server 2003 host ...
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Have to rejoin VMWare server VM to the domain after moving

With VMWare server 1.x.x on a Linux host, whenever I move a particular Windows 2003 Server VM, I always have to remove it from the Domain, reboot, rejoin to the domain, reboot. When I used to move ...
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Converting An Older VMWare Image to ESXi

I have just installed VMWare ESXi and imported one physical machine without issue and one virtual machine, from an older version of VMWare Server on a Linux system, to it without issue. But I have ...
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How do I save the VM login/password in a VMware Remote Console desktop shortcut?

I'm running VMware Server 2 and have created Virtual Machine Shortcuts for our various VMs. How do I save the VM login/password so I don't need to enter it each time I launch the shortcut?
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VMware is so slow that is useless, this is normal?

On my desktop computer I have VirtualBox, and i can run a lot of concurrent VMs, up to near native speed. On my server, that is twice as powerful than my desktop computer, I have debian+VMware server ...
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Which disk mode is most fast and reliable in vmware server 1.9 (ubuntu 64 bit guest)

I don't want snapshots and they are deactivated in the guest, which is ubuntu 64 bit. Which disk mode is the most fast and reliable in vmware server 1.9? (I am using scsi) I am not sure if it is "...
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VMWare Server VM Network Utilization

I run multiple blogs atop VMWare Server. I have been looking for a good way to monitor the bandwidth each of these blogs uses. I would especially like a tool that allows me to count the bandwidth ...
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What does your SMB VMware cluster look like?

We are a SMB looking to bring on a second VMWare server. Currently our primary server is running local VMDK images. Assuming we have two nicely sized machines (dual quad xeons, 16gb ram), and abuot ...
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*How to login to VMWare Infrastructure Web access without username and password

When I am on the local machine I want to access the VMWare Infrastructure Web access without typing username and password. The old gui console from the 1.x series could just connect locally without ...
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Any way to stop VMwareUser process from crashing and consuming 99% of CPU?

I'm running Windows Server 2008 x32 under VMware Workstation v6.5.2. VMwareUser.exe process crashes regularly, and uses 95% of CPU until its shut down manually. When I shut down VMwareUser, I ...
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Internet connection & IIS stopped on windows xp after VMware server 2 installation

I'm running a local network. My IP ranges from 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.15. All IP are static ones. And my router's IP is 192.168.1.1 and I provide it as default gateway and preferred DNS server on ...
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How can I keep my vmware guest process fully resident in memory on Ubuntu linux host?

I am running a single Windows XP guest instance on a Ubuntu Desktop Linux (8.04) host via VMWare Server (2.0.0). When I initially start up the guest, it puts roughly 1.2GB of memory resident for the ...
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Reboot virtual machine automatically when the physical computer restarts (VMWare)

How to do it with the free version of VMWare or any other windows free virtualization software?
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Throttle down CPU speed of VMWare image

Is it possible to throttle down the CPU speed of a VMWare image so that i can simulate a slow computer and test how my software works on a slow machine? Or is there any other way to do this? Im using ...
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Domain Controller Vmware and Time Problem

I currently run a Win2k3 Domain controller inside a VMware Server for a small setup, the Vmware runs on a Win2k8 system. The problem i have is that the time on the Domain Controller is extremely ...
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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 drive....
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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 8....
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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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What are “good” speeds for iSCSI and NFS over 1GB ethernet?

I have an OpenSolaris box sharing out two ZFS filesystems. One is an NFS connection to a CentOS box running VMware server (the disk images are stored in ZFS). The other is an iSCSI connection to a ...
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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?