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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 ...
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Adding a second hard drive but how do I move virtuals on 2nd hard drive

I am using VMWare Workstation 8.x. and I have 2 virtuals running under this. Now, these are on my current c: which is 54rpm very slow hard drive. and therefore VMs are really really slow as I/O is bad ...
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Access site in vmware from host MAC machine browser issue

I have windows 7 installed in my MAC VmWare. In windows I have dotNetNuke instalation hosted on iis. I try to access this iis from MAC browser by typing ip address of my virtual machine: 192.168.x.y ...
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Vmware missing last snapshot data file what now?

Hi we had some problems with our server filling up because of snapshots then failing to turn on, I have managed to copy everything across and repair the snapshot descriptor files (hopefully). The ...
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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 ...
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How to create a VPN between a Host and VMWare VMs?

I have a set of machines as follows My home laptop running Win7 Ultimate with internet connection. A vmware workstation vm running Windows Server 2003 Standard edition server in my laptop w/o ...
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How can I enable promisucous mode on vmware workstation for windows host?

I googled and only found instructions for Linux for 5.5. http://www.vmware.com/support/ws55/doc/ws_net_advanced_linux_vadapter_promiscuous.html I am using Vmware Workstation 8.0. I thought it would ...
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Ubuntu Server gateway networking issues on VMware Workstation

I have two Ubuntu 10 Server VMs on VMware Workstation, using bridged networking. I want to route internet traffic to ServerB through ServerA. At the moment, ServerA can access the internet, but not ...
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Random loss of SSH connection between virtual and physical computer

I work on a problem that has been bugging me for some days now, and I don't know where to go next. I got a Windows 7 computer with VMware workstation on, and in VMware I have an Ubuntu 10.04 server ...
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Is it possible to mirror port to capture packets between VM host and VM?

I have 2 physical machines, A and B. A runs VMWare Workstation with a virtual machine C. C is using Bridged network interface. A and B are both connected via ethernet to a switch. B has two NIC's. ...
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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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Is it possible to setup a DHCP Server for localhost only?

I have a quick question. I have a bunch of VM's (VMWare Workstation) running on a Ubuntu server and have found that VMWare NAT (DHCP) service is unreliable and slow. I have to do use NAT instead of ...
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VMWare Workstation 7.1 on Ubuntu 10.04 Host NAT Connections Dropping

I hope someone can help me with this issue. We currently have VMware Workstation setup on an Ubuntu 10.04 host with NAT networking configured for the guests (b/c we don't have a router at the servers ...
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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 ...
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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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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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VMware Host-Guest intermittent communication on bridged mode

I'm running 2 VMs (Unbuntu & Ubuntu Server), both of them are on bridged mode. The host is a Win7 running VMware Workstation 7. My purpose is to set up a PostgreSQL server on the Ubuntu Server VM, ...
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How to fetch new IP address under Ubuntu Server on VMware Workstation?

I have VMware Workstation 7 and Ubuntu Server 10.10 installed on it. When I copied my virtual hard drive to another PC it took same IP address. Is it possible to somehow receive another IP address ...
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Copy VM from VMware workstation 8 to ESXi 4.1.0 Server and reduce maximum disk size

I want to copy a VMware Workstation 8 VM to a ESXi 4.1.0 Server and reduce the maximum disk size. My source VM has a size of 1.5 GB, the disk space is NOT preallocated and the maximum size is 100GB. ...
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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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how to install mac os in compaq cq40 144tu? [closed]

Currently I have installed Windows 7 in my laptop. I tried some of the options in internet but i failed. I want to install mac os on a vmware inside win 7. Please guide me achieve this!
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set up inbound routing LAN-LAN on Windows 2003 server

I have a problem I thought I will find a lot of answers for, but at the end it seems that somehow this topic is nowhere covered. Here is what I want to achieve: I have a Mac running VMWare Fusion, ...
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ISO image of XP Pro with lots of third-party software and user data, relocated to VMWare?

I am a database software developer and have an old PC running XP Pro with 5 years' worth of software installed on it, including Visual Studio and SQL Server and Oracle, and years of patches, and I am ...
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VMWare Workstation 8 reporting “”vmx86 driver version invalid handle" problem on booting VM

I'm just doing a VMWare Workstation 8 installation. However, on trying to boot (or create) a VM, it's reporting "Could not get vmx86 driver version: The handle is invalid." It recommends ...
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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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Edit Hard Disk Serial Number with VMware

I'm virtualizing a Rockwell AssetCentre Server and I'm looking at Disaster Recovery scenarios. This server contains a lot of other Rockwell Software like RSLinx, Logix 5000, Logix 500, and more... ...
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vmrun fails to start the VM (VMware Workstation under Linux)

I want/need to start my VM instances from the command line, or as part of the host boot sequence. Also, as part of a script manually launched on the host at will. The obvious command for such case ...
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How to connect VMware Workstation on local network to access a database server?

Environment Host OS: Win7 x64 VMware Workstation: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 running a Teradata database server. Details I've mounted a demo Teradata Express for VMware database server on my ...
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Change VMWare SCSI in Redhat

I have a VMWare Redhat machine that I need to change the SCSI controller on the machine from a LSI Logic Parallel to LSI Logic SAS. I have done this through vmware, but now when the box tries to boot ...
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TMPFS Available space does not equal Size of drive

I have a quick question. I have a 64bit Ubuntu 10.04 server with 24GB of RAM and is used as a VMWare Workstation 7.1 host. I would like to use an in-memory drive for the VM Memory location, which I ...
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Connecting a physical ethernet port to a VMware virtual switch?

I hope this is the correct place for this question. I thought about posting it to Super User first, but it seems to be more relevant to this place. Anyway, here goes: I need to connect a device ...
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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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VMWare Workstation connection problems

Our old setup (which worked): On workstation W-1 (WinXP - 64bit) we had two virtual machines (VMWare 6.5) V-1 and V-2 (both with WinXP-32). All of them had a different IP static address, V-1 and ...
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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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VMWare Workstation - Setting up Virtual Network using Windows 2008 R2

I would like to set up a virtual network that will consist of 2 VMs with Windows 2008 R2 installed. VM1 would contain active directory/domain controller and VM2 needs to be on the domain controller in ...
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Unity under Ubuntu 11.04 in VMware Workstation

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 32bit as virtual machine in VMware Workstation under a 64 bit Windows7 host system. The surface of Ubuntu is Gnome, after I got a message, that Unity needs some 3D graphics... ...
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Wildcard .dev URLs on virtual machine (windows <> Ubuntu)

The past few days I'm exploring how to setup a webserver (personal usage).. I'm a programmer not a sysadmin, so it's a lot trial and error for me. What I have so far: VM Workstation Host: Windows ...
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how to deliberately get a guest in vmware workstation to perform badly?

I work in a test facility where we have to test some pretty new software on some pretty old kit. The developers who write the software test it on vmware workstation before it gets to me. They all have ...
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Pacemaker virtual IP and IPTables

I'm attempting to set up a cluster of two VMware VMs running Heartbeat, Pacemaker and Varnish on Ubuntu Server 10.04, with the intent of using them as a main and backup loader balancer to further VMs. ...
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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 ...
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Isolated subnet on Vmware Workstation for testing

I need to setup a virtual testing lab to test some software updates and group policy changes. I will be using Vmware Workstation 7. I will setup a Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain ...
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Will setting up a VM with more than 1 cpu/ core actually improve performance?

When I use VMware workstation I can set the VM with multiple cores. I am actually using it on a machine with dual core and 4 logical cores. So would I really improve the VMS performance by using more ...
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change microsoft windows OEM license to volume license? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We're in the process of migrating a large number of users to a newer version of an important software package that ...
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Vmware workstation bridge network: can only connect with the host

I have an windows 7 host with VMWare Workstation 7.0.0 and a Debian 6 guest. If I use a NAT network interface it works but I need the guest with a IP address from my public network. If I use a ...
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64 Bit Windows Server Clones are not pinging to each other

I have 2 clones of 64 bit windows server hosted upon windows 7 64 bit using VMWare Workstation 7.0, i am struggling to ping virtual machines but it is not pinging. i have checked all network settings, ...
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Best Host OS for VMware Workstation 7?

What are your recommendations for a good host OS for running and using VMs on the same machine. I won't be using the host OS for anything other than hosting virtual machines. vSphere would be ideal, ...
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Setup Linux for Putty

I installed Ubuntu in VMWare Workstation 7. My Host (Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2) and Guest machine is connected using NAT connection. Now I want to connect Guest OS (Ubuntu) with Putty, ...
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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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vmware workstation - virtual network adapters missing from ipconfig, still show in networking (XP host)

here's a new one for me, and my first time posting here: I installed VMWare workstation 7.1 on a new PC. VMWare properly installs the virtual network adapters under the Network Connections control ...
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how to run preinstalled windows 7 through ubuntu logged in system with virtual box?

i have a pc with dual boot - "windows 7 and ubuntu 10.10". is it possible to run my windows 7 with virtual box or vmware workstation/player through my ubuntu login. thank you.