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VMWare server 2 on Windows 2008 - Guest Win 7 can not ping host but host can ping Guest [on hold]

This is an odd one.. I have two near identical set-ups, with Dell 710 servers running W2008 R2 x64. Both are on the same 192.168.16.x LAN and point to the same gtw - 192.168.16.1 Both run VM Server 2 ...
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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 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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VMware hypervisor license [duplicate]

can I use VMware vsphere hypervisor license on multiple host on different network? Apologize that one license is used in a farm in India and I will use the same license in a farm in UK. Obviously I ...
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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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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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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 Host Copy File from catalog to VM/ISO mounting not working

I have uploaded an ISO to our vcloud administrator organization catalog. For some reason the system refuses to mount it as a CD/DVD drive. It recognizes that it's an ISO, but when I select it as ...
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Linux vs OpenBSD vmware performance

I wonder what experience others have of running openbsd on top of vmware infrastructure. I have a pretty regular Lighttpd+Mysql+PHP5 setup of 2 vmware guests: -Debian7 Wheezy -OpenBSD 5.2 (this ...
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Is it possible to try Windows Server 2012 with VmWare Server 5.0?

I would like to try windows server 2012 rc using our vmware server 5.0 infrastructure. The problem is that i can't install it because each time, the virtual machine reboot. Is it vmware server 5 ...
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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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Is the gang scheduling employed by VMware a serious drawback?

I was reading some technet articles as well as this one regarding the differences between the way VMware and hyper v doing CPU scheduling. I was wondering if I could get some objective info on this. ...
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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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VMware Server on a Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller

Before I begin, I'm aware of all the issues that can arise from installing VMWare server on a DC. I did it anyway for a learning experience. I'm trying to run a linux distro on my DC so I need to ...
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Which is better, Split or Monolithic VMware disk in a production enviroment?

Ok, so I have read a bunch of material on-line and curious as to your thoughts on split vs monolithic disk in a production environment. We are going to be building the VM server on a server that has ...
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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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is possible to set up a PXE Server on VMWare Server [closed]

I would like to boot up my VMs through the network, and I have a couple of questions: - is it possible to install an OS on one particular VM and booting up some other VM with no OS installed in order ...
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vmware esxi host ha state in election

In my Vmware Esxi server 5.1 , 2 host machines which are added as cluster ,there HA state is turned to ELection .I tried Reconfiguring the vsphere for HA it is not working .In cluster it shows issue ...
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Is this a secure setup for a home-based server? [closed]

I come to you from Stack Overflow in peace. My expertise is in development and I understand basic networking only, so please keep things in laymen terms. With that said, I'm going to hire a ...
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Vmware Server2 Last known working kernel version [closed]

I hope there is some vmware expert here who can help me out. I would like to know what is the lastest Linux Kernel version which known to work with Vmware Server 2.0.2. What I using right now is ...
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What's important to keep track of with a vBlock? [duplicate]

What are the most vital aspects to keep track of in a vblock? Cpu allocation, memory, storage allocation? It's a pre-setup environment that allows for infrastructure virtualization at scale with ...
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Is it possible to use VMWare with Visual Studio Lab Management?

We are in the process of exploring VSTS 2010. I understand there are two scenarios: Physical Virtual For a virtual environment, many resources point to SCVMM and HyperV. However since our current ...
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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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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 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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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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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 ...