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How to add an existing encrypted vHDD to a new virtual machine?

I am using VMware workstation with encrypted virtual hdd-s. I tried to use one of the vmdk files as an hdd on another virtual machine, but when I try to add them as an existing disk, I get the ...
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1answer
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Disable VMware BIOS Legacy Diskette

In the main tab of VMware BIOS setup utility there is an option to disable "Legacy Diskette A" (and B). Which is the option to get this by means of the vmx configuration files? I tried: ...
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1answer
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CentOS 7 Minimal Install doesn't comes with networks scripts? Which version to use then? [closed]

I'm installing CentOS 7 as virtual machine but I'm having some problems related to network. As image shows I select Minimal Install for later add trough YUM any packages I want as for example: PHP, ...
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1answer
154 views

vmware disk becomes read-only on linux guest [closed]

I have Linux CentOS as guest OS on VMWare Workstation, the host is Windows Home. The Disk becomes read-only, every-time i untar a huge file (which results in hundreds of small files) somewhere in the ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to run nested VMs with in VMWare Workstation without Intel VT-x?

I need to fiddle with ESXi inside a VMware workstation 9 Virtual machine but my old Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 does not have Intel VT-x hardware assist technology! Is there any mean to run a bare-metal ...
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1answer
4k views

Unable to ping between host machines and guest vms running on Vmware

In order to learn a bit about system administration, I've installed a Centos vm using Vmware on my local machine running Windows 7. Everything seems to be working fine since I can access the internet ...
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1answer
57 views

Could not connect to bridged VM with Win2012 host

I have the following setup. A physical PC with Windows Server 2012 (host OS) with VMware Workstation 9.02 with: Windows Server 2012 (guest OS) Ubuntu 12.04 (guest OS) The guest OS's both run as ...
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2answers
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Migrating virtual (VMWare) workstations from AMD to Intel hardware

We're a small dev team that runs instances VMWare Ubuntu hosted on AMD x64 machines. Our hardware will be upgraded to Intel i7, but we want to continue to use the virtual images we've built. But ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to run a “Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V Virtual Machine” on Windows 7x64 Pro machine?

Specifically, I want to run this: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=27417 This download contains a three Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V Virtual Machine ...
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2answers
2k views

How do i connect my host browser to my guest web server

I have VMWare workstation 8 installed on a windows 7 machine. I have RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 running as a guest OS under VMWare. I am trying to get my web browser from windows 7 host to ...
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2answers
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Disk shrink does not work on ESXi guests

EHLO everyone! My first post on the StackOverflow network :) We're running some ESXi 5.0/vCenter infrastructure to host mainly Debian 6/amd64 guest systems with ext3 partitions and open-vm-tools ...
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5answers
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Create Development Environment out of a Live Production Linux System?

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server running production and I'd like to create a development and staging server. One option is to install everything the way it's installed on production, but this will ...
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2answers
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can't open file with vmware workstation

I have a problem. I had file copy with veeam of my virtual machine on ESXi server, to my local hard disk. I'd like to open it with vmware workstation 8, but I get message: The disk ...
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1answer
2k views

Connecting to SQL server instance on VM via host-only network

I've setup a virtual development machine with Windows Web Server 2008 R2 and installed SQL Server 2008 R2 Express on it as well. I didn't install any SQL tools on it, because I have them on the host ...
0
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1answer
2k views

How do I tunnel an HTTPS proxy through a virtual machine (VMWare)

I have a personal setup at home using VMWare Workstation. I also have a set of Virtual Private Machines that run Squid, and therefore provide me HTTPS proxy tunnels. Using Proxifier, I can tunnel all ...
0
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1answer
235 views

I/O Activiy in a virtual disk after close the Virtual Machine

I am seeing this behavior and I find it interesting. After I close a Virtual Machine on VMWare-Workstation, even closing the VMWware-Workstation console I see lots of hard disk activiy on of the ...
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3answers
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Testing VMware ESXi 5 on VMware Workstation 8

I keep getting an error message when trying to setup ESXi 5 on VMware workstation. The ESXi installer boots up and there is a progress bar at the top. When this bar 'fills up' the installer wants to ...
2
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1answer
357 views

Performance Impact of Virtualization

I know that modern virtualization has minimal CPU impact. What about I/O? What about GUI work? I'm asking specifically for VMware Workstation (Windows Host) and VMWare ESXi; Linux guest. Edit: I'd ...
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1answer
134 views

Fast virtualizing Linux on top of Windows [closed]

I'm running a Windows workstation, and doing a lot of Rails (Ruby) development. Rails runs about 3x faster in Linux, so I intend to run a Linux VM on my workstation, to test the app. It's important ...
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1answer
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How to use VirtualBox as a router without NAT between two subnets?

My host machine is in a 192.168.2.0/24 subnet and I wanted to set up a 10.0.0.0/8 network with various hosts in VirtualBox that talk to each other. So VirtualBox should act as a router between those ...
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2answers
1k views

Is it possible to do a V2V VM conversion while preserving snapshots?

Is it possible to convert a VM from VMware to Hyper-V (or vice versa) and preserve the snapshots? For example, I have a VM in VMWare workstation and I want to convert it to Hyper-V, but I want all ...
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1answer
1k views

Using Virtualization (vmware or virtualbox) to setup ipv6 network

So I'm working with a Windows 7 host and have both Virtualbox 4.0.10 and VMware Workstation 7.1.4 installed. I have been trying to create an IPv6 network that is host only to communicate between the ...
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1answer
515 views

Vmrun runProgramInGuest failing in Debian 6 guest

I have a vmware guest in vmware workstation. I can start or stop the VM using vmrun but runProgramInGuest and runScriptInGuest are failing with invalid username or password in guest, however the ...
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2answers
156 views

Linux Host: Background Jobs + VM + Prioritization?

I'm running a setup consisting of a Linux host OS and a Windows 7 guest (VMware Workstation). I'm trying to run 16 CPU-bound background jobs on the Linux host at nice values of 19 (the lowest ...
3
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1answer
153 views

Is there any simple, free tool to track VM dependancies to linked-clones in VMWare?

We have a few "base installations" of various OS environments that we use to create linked clones in VMware Workstation. Sometimes, to save space and because speed is of secondary importance, those ...
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3answers
251 views

Windows Virtual PC or VMware Workstation

I would like get some feedback on virtualization software. I am looking at using either VMWare Workstation or Windows Virtual PC. Any suggestions, feedback, experiences, pros/cons would be greatly ...
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1answer
766 views

trying to figure out how to bridge two virtual networks together and in turn bridge that to the internet for a virtual inline IDS/IPS system

I'm trying to figure out how to bridge two vmware (server or workstation, workstation) or virtualbox networks together with a linux IDS/IPS system transparently inline between both the virtual ...
0
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1answer
487 views

VMWare Workstation VM Will not Connect To The Internet or Host

I just installed VMWare Workstation 7.1.2 on a Win7 machine a but it will not connect to the Internet I saw it creates two VMWare Network Adaptors labeled VMNet1 & VMNet8 with 192.168.x.x network ...
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1answer
151 views

Hardware virtualization

Is there a way to enable hardware virtualization for VMWare on Windows 7 if the CPU doesn't support this?
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2answers
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How to convert (p2v) a mounted physical drive with or for VMWare Workstation or vCenter Converter?

Several posts (like this one) seem to indicate that if you have a physical hard drive, you can "just" connect it with VMWare and it will be converted in a VMWare virtual machine. I have a physical ...
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4answers
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Can VMWARE Workstation read beyond 4GB memory in 32bit Windows host?

Windows 32bit can only make use of ~3.2GB when 4GB is installed. Some software such as Superspeed's Ramdisk can use the unused memory, that is, I can use the remaining wasted 768MB for ramdisk ...
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7answers
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What VM allows running a physical Windows boot partition virtually and without conversion (p2v)

We recently upgraded to Windows 7 64 bit (workstations) and Windows 2008 64 bit (servers). To prevent loosing configuration information, and complex settings, we created a multi-boot system when ...
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2answers
297 views

Optimal Configuration for five 300 GB 15K SAS Drives

I recently acquired an HP Z800 workstation that has five 300 GB 15K SAS Drives. This system will be dedicated to running multiple virtual machines under VMware Workstation (Note: I'm not using ESXi ...
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1answer
4k views

Setting up virtual network in VMware workstation

I am playing around with VMware workstation and am trying to set up a small virtual network. I am having a little trouble with this I hope somebody can help me out. I want to have all the different ...
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6answers
1k views

Virtualization solutions for a small Linux server?

I have a little machine ( AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.1 GHz, 3GB of DDR2, 320GB disk space) that I use as a server, I would like to convert it as an Hypervisor to host many little Linux Virtual Machines ...
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3answers
2k views

Connect to vmware virtual machine via network

I want to connect to my vmware vm from home. To work network i'm connecting through VPN. VM sits on one of the workstations (can connect to it through RDC). Any tips how to do that? What software ...
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5answers
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Moving Vmware Workstation VM to another host causes reactivation

I need to find a solution for developers using virtual environments with VMWare Workstation 7. We develop in different and incompatible environments. Presently almost a week is lost when modifying a ...
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1answer
1k views

Virtual Machine Snapshot revert issue

After reverting to an older snapshot, Windows Server 2008 VM running on VMWare gives me the following error when I tried to login: The trust relationship between this workstation and primary ...
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6answers
7k views

VMware Workstation guest OS (Windows) resets date/time to host on restart

Everytime I restart my windows guest machine, it resets the date/time to the host date/time. How can I change it permanently? UPDATE: Time sync is already disabled in VMware tools
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9answers
1k views

Why Mac OS X box runs VMWare faster than Linux box?

Perhaps a stupid question, but bear with me for a second. I have 2 boxes: MacBook Pro(Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz, 2gb ram, 120Gb drive), Mac OS X 10.5, VMWare Fusion Custom made(Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield ...
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1answer
2k views

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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2answers
516 views

Is it possible to test Windows 7 RC XP Mode under VMWare Workstation 6.5?

I am currently using VMWare Workstation 6.5 to test the Windows 7 RC build 7100, and am particularly interested in evaluating the new "XP Mode" feature. However, since one of the prerequisites is ...
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4answers
229 views

Feasability of running a Virtual Network [closed]

I used to run an Active Directory domain on my home network, but have since migrated back to a plain old Workgroup. However, since my job is in .NET software development, I'd like to be able to work ...
6
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9answers
2k views

What software is available to simulate a LAN?

I've been using VMWare to simulate a simple LAN (a DC and several workstations hosted on a single machine). The LAN will be used as a test environment for software that is currently in development. ...