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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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Home Virtualization Server [closed]

I am planning to use a computer to run virtual machines.I have some confusion as to which would be the best choice. VMware server (running ontop some optimized linux) : I tried this, but with an old ...
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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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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 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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SAN alternative for VMWare

Has anyone utilized something aside from a SAN to run their VMWare images off? We are looking to drop in two HP Servers and VMWare on them and run them off a SAN. Due to the cost of SAN though our CFO ...
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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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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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Virtual machine image compatibility between VMware Server and VMware Player

I'm trying to minimize the number of different product versions used on my PC's both at work and at home. So far I have a mixture of: VMware Server 1.0.7 VMware Server 2.0.2 VMware Player 2.5.3 ...
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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Cloning a VPS into a local VM?

I've got a fun challenge for you all. A company I'm working with is setting up its development/release workflow and environments. The eventual production environment is a VPS hosted with a popular ...
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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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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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Using a VM for testing, how to artifically reduce performance?

My workstation has VMWare Server, and I'm running a few VMs for mocked production environments. I'd like to artificially slow them down, which should make finding poorly-performing code easier. ...
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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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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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Run more than one Hypervisor

Is it possible to run more than one hypervisor on a single machine? We already have a server running Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V, but our linux based VMs are not very stable. I would like to try ...
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How do I install kernel headers for VMWare to match my running kernel (version 2.6.35-22-generic)

I am trying to install VMWare Server 1.0.6 , and have also tried VMWare server 2.0.2 BOTH 64 bit, on ubuntu 10.10 64 bit. But i i keep getting this error: What is the location of the directory of C ...
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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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vmware limit cpu usage

Hi i have centOS dedicated server and installing vmware server how i can limit cpu/resource usage for each vm ? its very big problem my XEON server are overload..
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How to keep track of vm hosts and guests and IP addresses?

Internally, we have several VM hosts. We are constantly provisioning new guests on these hosts. What tool to you guys use to keep track of what hosts hosts you have out there, the host system stats, ...
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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 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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Have Dedicated NICs for Virtual Machine on VMware Server?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 box with multiple NICs (only one of which is currently in use). I have VMware Server installed on this box running a VM. I'd like to dedicate one of my free NICs on the ...
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cloning mac address of physical server converted into vmware server

We've recently converted a physical Windows Server 2003 into vmware using P2V. However, one of the pieces of software on the 2003 machine are still looking for the old server's network MAC address in ...
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running virtualbox/vmware from livecd

Are there any livecds/liveusbs with virtualbox or vmware (or similar) installed on them? I wonder if i could have livecd with virtualbox which i could use to boot my vdi images without configuring ...
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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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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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How should I filter my VMWare Logs? What should I search for? What should I exclude?

My VMWare logs are full of SSL errors and some other things that appear less than important. (e.g. SSL Errors from the admin console) What is the best way to extract valuable information from these ...
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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 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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VMWare - 64bit Guest on 32bit Host (Win 7) - Will it recognize >4GB RAM?

Here's the setup: -32bit Windows 7 Host O/S, recognizing only ~3GB of 6GB RAM If I virtualized a 64bit guest using VMWare, will it be possible for it to address the full ~6GB of RAM, or am I ...
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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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Fastest/best way to run headless Windows VM under Linux

I have some remote Linux servers on which I wish to run a Windows-only application. I don't want to stop running Linux on any of the servers because they do other Linux-only things, so I am thinking ...
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Freeware Virtualization, Virtual PC vs VMWare, Central Dashboard, etc

this is my first post so [waits for sympathy] hopefully it won't be too bad, I know this is primarily a quick question-and-answer site, but I wanted to get some opinions and I think for what I'm ...
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hardware spec for vmware server [closed]

I'm considering buying a server for my home network to run vmware server, I use a number of virtuals for testing and web development (sharepoint, ie 6, 32bit windows, linux etc) and running ...
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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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Stop windows paging vmware

I have a couple of vm's running on windows server 2008 and since they are set up to build work project at 3am it seems the memory they use is getting paged to disk and taking for ever to start up when ...
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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 Remote Console Plug-in and VMware Infrastructure Web Access (Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer on Ubuntu 10.04)

I have VMware Server working on a server running Ubuntu Server 10.04. After many troubles getting it going, I have one virtual machine running and I'm now stuck with a browser issue. Firefox won't ...
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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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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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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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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 ...