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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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An error occurred while quiescing the virtual machine

I got an backup issue on one of my VM. Here is the current situation: Using Acronis backup to backup my VM vmProtect 9 Server I want to get backup is Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition ...
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ESXi 5.1 SCSI and NMP Errors Filling vmkernel.log

On a group of ESXi 5.1 systems, I am seeing the following errors every 5 minutes or so: 2014-04-04T11:22:45.374Z cpu1:8193)NMP: nmp_ThrottleLogForDevice:2319: Cmd 0x1a (0x4124022be3c0, 0) to dev ...
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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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VMware ESXi upgrade from 4.1 to 5.1 Error: No Nic found with mac address

When upgrading from ESXi 4.1 to 5.1 the upgrade failed. I am receiving a handled error: There was a problem with the Network Device specified on the command line. Error: No NIC found with MAC ...
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VMWare server: virtual machine start-up reaches 95% and hangs

This problem cropped up today, after updating my eVGA motherboard's chipset in order to try and fix an unrelated issue. After installing the chipset update (contained SATA and Ethernet drivers), every ...
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Vcenter 5.5: can't create datacenter

Just installed VCenter 5.5 -- simple install method. Defaults all around. Got logged in to web client using Administrator@vsphere.local configured SSO to allow local account as admin. Gave admin ...
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VMWare NAT releasing SYN packets from guest but not admitting SYN/ACK packets to guest

VMWare Server 2.0.2 Host OS is Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Guest OS is Windows XP I am using VMWare VMNet8, the NAT network. The VM guests can't see out to the network around the VM host. Packet ...
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Issues with VMWare 2.0.2 installation on CentOS 6.3

I have an i7 machine (server) and on which I am running CentOS 6.3. I am trying to install VMWare 2.0.2.0 and I am having problems in identifying the headers for C Compilers when doing the ...
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How shall I setup my ESX Server 3 partitions?

I have rebuilt my IBM x360 server. Now, I am reinstalling my VMware ESX Server 3 on it, and I have the following drive arrays: Array A is set of 3 36GB U160 (directly on server, channel 1 of my IBM ...
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migrate a vm from vmware workstation 9 to vmware server 4

I have a case where we have VM that was initially created on VMWare Workstation 9. This VM is going to go production, so now we need to load it into our VMWare Server. The problem is that the ...
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VMware server: no more downlod link? [closed]

I want to make a test with VMware Server on a Linux host. The latest version is 2.0.2 (from around 2009 if I remember well. Unmaitained). I downloaded it last year, but I don't find it now. The search ...
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VmWare image to HDD [closed]

!Hello, I am virtualizing a Windows 2003 Server in VMWare Server 2.0.2. My goal is to take the virtualized HDD and make it a physical one so that i can boot a real server from it and run it outside of ...
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Asign public ip addres to vmware virtual machine on linux host

We have server with linux installed on it (old debian 5.0). In this OS we have old VMWare server 2.0 installed (I know all is too old, but we don't have time to change it now) in which is installed ...
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moving to a new dedicated server and need advice on the new setup [closed]

I currently have a dedicated server that we have outgrown and we are moving to another server. Our current setup was a 8gb W2008R2 server running a W2008R2 IIS virtual machine using VMWare. We are ...
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Is there a way to copy a VM (including all snapshots) to an ESX server?

I'm trying to find a way to copy a VM with all snapshots to an ESX server. Up until now I've only been able to copy the actual status of the machine but havent been able to copy over the snapshots. ...
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vCenter 5.1 SSO Configuration option not available in Web Client?

Problem I just finished separately installing vCenter Server 5.1. I installed the components separately but on the same machine using a local SQL 2008 R2 DB (not SQL express). Everything appears to ...
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Adding Storage to ESXi host in lab environment

I currently have a lab environment set up with 2 virtual machines running on a server 2012 hyper-v host. One being an esxi machine and one being a server 2008 machine that has the Vsphere management ...
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Split Vmware Vcenter to a VCS per Site [closed]

My question is about a supported environment (by Vmware) useability, advantages and disadvantages of the following constellation, maybe a recommendation: Due to changes in the infrastructure between ...
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Vmware host Insufficient Diskspcace

We have two data stores each having vms. The second data store is now giving the insufficient disk erro. I have to put off some of the VMs in order to allow the critical vms for domain and email ...
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Resizing NTFS partitions impossible

yesterday night I converted a physical server into a virtual one. I used the vCenter Converter from VMware for this task. After converting and deploying the server as a virtual machine I enlarged the ...
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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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VMWare ESXi 5.0 Networking Issue

I have an issue with 2 new ESXi hosts. OS - ESXi5.0 Custom Dell ISO patched up to Build 1024429 DELL R820 with 1G network 2 ports from integrated MB NIC(Intel) connected to 2 juniper switches, one is ...
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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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What does this VMWare warning really mean? … “… Insufficient video RAM…”

Here is the actual warning from VMotiononing: Warning message from xxxx-esxi16.xxxxx.xxxxx.xxxxx.edu: Insufficient video RAM. The maximum resolution of the virtual machine will be limited to ...
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How to reset Administrator password Windows Server 2003 installed on Vmware?

I want to reset administrator password on Windows Server 2003. OS installed on VMware server VMware Server version 2.0.1. And problem is this: when i try to boot from live cd, after boot disk with ...
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MySql/RedHat, High I/O Wait … for a few hours… then disappears

I've got a RH server as a VMWare instance logging GPS fixes 24x7. The transaction volume hasn't changed over the months (in fact I am pruning the transaction table more aggressively now) with only ...
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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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VMWare Revert Non Persistent Disk on Restart

I have a Virtual Machine running Windows 2003 Server which itself is running on VMWare Server 1.0.4. The Virtual Machine has Non-Persistent Disks and periodically I manually shut down the box and ...
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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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Network issue migrating an VMWare guest to an OpenVZ container

I've migrated a server from vmware to openvz, both are running on the same physical host (I plan to eliminate vmware). If I give the new openvz container a new IP anybody on the LAN and outside ...
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How to setup a daily backup virtual machine running on VMWare?

My company has a VMWare server. We run 6-8 virtual machine. I would like to perform daily backup them in a storage server. How to do this with VMWare? Is there some "component" I don't know ? Or ...
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vmware server 2.0.2 error opening the remote virtual machine hostIP:8333/32 [closed]

I have installed vmware server 2.0.2 on CentOS 6.2. I hit the issue Error opening the remote virtual machine 192.168.1.91:8333\32: A connection to the host could not be established when powering on a ...
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converting KVM virtual machines to VMware-vsphere

I am using KVM on Ubuntu Server 12.04 and Virtual Machines are running on it in LVM. I want to migrate of them to Vmware-vsphere. How can I achieve this. Can some one suggest as where do I begin?
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VMware 2.0.2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 - Guest 100% CPU, Host 8%

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 on 64bit machine with 16 GB RAM and 2 x E5620 CPUs. This host running VMware 2.0.2 with 5 guests: 3 x Windows 2008 2 x Windows 2000 (after p2v - VMware convertor) ...
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Error in MSVCR80.dll causing vmware-hostd to crash

This morning VMWare web interface didn't work when I fired up my machine. After some investigation I find the following in the event log: Faulting application name: vmware-hostd.exe, version: ...
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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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Whats the cause of VMWare esxi Ubuntu very slow disk performance (3MB/s)?

Currently I am running Zentyal Server(Ubuntu) as Guest on a esxi 5 host on a Adaptec raid controller RAID 10 with Enterprise WD hard drives, 8 Core CPU and 8 Gb of ram (I know a bit overkill) to ...
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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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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 / 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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Disable automatic snapshots on vmware server

Is there a way turn off the automatic snapshot feature in vmware server? (Or is that a bad idea for some reason?) We have the files on the machine backed up separately, so I don't see the need for ...
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Repairing corrupted VMWare Virtual Machine

I've got a Virtual Machine that got corrupted due to power failure. I couldn't re-attach it to the VMWare Server 2.0.2. Trying to do so is causing VMWare Host Agent to crash and the service is getting ...
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ESXi 5.1 on Poweredge 510 freezes after base-esx update

Background / Problem Just experienced an issue where an ESXi host was upgraded from 5.0 --> 5.1 perfectly fine. Then, I did a scan and remediated a patch (ESXi510-201210401-BG) Looking into the host ...
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VMWare Host Not Responding - VMs are Disconnected (ESXi 3.5)

I have inherited a VMWare environement ESX v3i 3.5. I am not fluent with VMWare ESXi so bare with me. Two days ago, when I opened Virtual Centre, one of the Hosts showed up as Not Responding. The ...
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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 ...
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VMware ESXi 4.0 upgrade to ESXi 5.1 minimize VM downtime

I am looking for the least amount of down time to do the following: Issue: One ESX Host running ESXi 4.0 (locally attached storage) with one VM running on it. This host needs to be updated to ESXi ...
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add space to virtual disk on vmware

I have a VMWare Server 3.5 system with 2 VMs. On one powered on vm I changed the disk size from 1TB to 1,5TB. But the vm didn't see any new unallocated space so that I reboot twice the server. But ...
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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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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 ...