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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'm dealing with a tricky issue, which google knew no answer for. I installed Ubuntu 11.04 32bit as virtual machine in VMware Workstation under a 64 bit Windows7 host system. The surface of Ubuntu is ...
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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.
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Vmware Workstation, Win7 host, Ubuntu guests with Nat + Host-only networks but they cannot connect to the Internet [closed]

I have a Win7 host machine with Vmware Workstation. In the workstation I have 3 Ubuntu installed. All 3 Ubuntu guests have a Nat network - to access the internet without asking the router for a local ...
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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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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 ...
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how to increase vmware hard disk size

i want to increase my vmware virtual pc harddisk size..... i set default size of 8 gb but i want to increase its size. there is no extend option in vmware but we can add an new hard disk.. i want to ...
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Run Virtual Machine (VMWare) as a standalone system?

Assuming that there are no hardware incompatibilities with the guest OS version in VMWare and the target computer, is it possible to burn or transfer a VMWare system to a physical disk and boot from ...
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Enabling HAV in Guest OS of VMware Workstation

I'm using VMware Workstation and my Host OS is Windows 7 Home Premium. I've installed Win 7 Ultimate as a guest os, it's working perfectly. Both are 64 bit. I need to convert my old XP into a ...
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How do I create a team in ESXi Server?

I have three VMware Workstation 7.03 VMs collected in one team that works great on Workstation 7.03. I would like to convert/transfer the team to ESXi (I have a working host) but the VMware Client ...
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VMWare Workstation 6.5.5 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 10.04 (64-bit) Odd Problem

I managed to successfully install VMWare Workstation 6.5.5 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 10.04 (64-bit). It works well and somehow feels faster and snappier than the same exact version on Ubuntu 8.04. However, ...
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cannot using internet in VMWare

I am using VMware Workstation version 7 on Ubuntu 10.10. I installed Windows XP service pack 3 for guest os. Within VMWare, I am using bridge connection that I assigned static IP address to be able to ...
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Num Lock goes off when entering a virtual Server2008 in VMWare Workstation 7.1.0 ? (on Win7 x64)

How do you keep Num Lock on when entering a virtual machine in VMWare Workstation 7.1.0 on Windows 7 x64 so you don't have to enter that key every time?
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Setting up virtual networks in vmware workstation 6

I've been googling this for hours and I seem to be confused. If anybody could give me a link or point me in the right direction it would be appreciated. I'm using vmware workstation 6. I have three ...
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Install a cluster over VMware Workstation vs VMware ESXi 4

I want to have an test cluster on my desktop machine, composed by 3 windows servers 2008 R2. I wonder what would be the best path to take: install ESXi 4 virtual machine on the VMware Workstation, ...
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Best small footprint host OS I could install on a laptop dedicated to just running VMs?

Saw this question and it got me thinking: Is it possible/advisable to run VMware Server ESX/ESXi on a laptop? Clearly running ESX directly on the laptop metal is not going to work, however I find I ...
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VMWare Workstation 7.1.2 keeps hanging

I am using VMWare Workstation 7.1.2, on a windows 7 x64 installation, 8gb ram, 2.8 GHz quad core processor. I have supplied the VM with sufficient processor & ram useage (all 4 processors + 4gb ...
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VMWare MySql very slow!

I have Windows 7, VMWare Worstation 7, and Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 client (I tried 64 bit client and 32). I have gotten phpmyadmin running on the host under apache. I have changed the config.inc.php to add ...
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Multiple Copies of VMs to run at same time

I need to try out SQL Server replication. I'm using VMWare Player 3.1.1. I have a domain controller VM and a SQL Server VM. I took a copy of the SQL Server VM to give me my SQL Subscriber. I have set ...
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vmware - cmdline operation

trying to figure out how to use the cmdline to do the following: -create a VM/Image on a centos system -install a centos/rhel os into the VM -install additional apps into the VM -add additional files ...
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Enable Intel-VT inside of VMware Workstation

I'm testing Nova Compute from OpenStack project inside of a VMware Workstation v7 virtual machine, and I get this error: libvirtError: internal error no supported architecture for os type 'hvm' ...
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Low cost WSUS Alternative?

We currently use WSUS and it's fantastic for our workstations and keeping track of what updates our servers need. I'd sooner not automatically have WSUS install patches in the small hours to our ...
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Setting number of CPU cores in VMware image

I have a laptop with a core2duo CPU. When I am setting up my Ubuntu VM, should I set it to have 2 cores or 1? Do you always set it to the number of cores your host has?
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VMWare/VirtualBox: Ping don't work in Host-Only network adapter from windows host to linux guest

Scenario: Windows host running XP SP3 (Virtual) Ubuntu Server 10.04 (fresh install, only selected "LAMP Package" option during installation. Tested on VMWare Player / VirtualBox I can ping by ip ...
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Win7 VM @ ESXi Server @ VMWorkstation (Win7) - ping works only from VM -> HostOS, not vice versa

right now I'm toying around with VM Ware stuff and not having any pcs then my laptop I decided to run an ESXi Server inside of VWmware Workstation. I was just curios to see if the server would allow ...
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SQUID works but not transparent on VM?

It is a virtual machine with slackware eth0 bridge receive internet from main switch (connected to the internet link) on network 10.0.0.0/24 where the gateway is 10.0.0.254 and the ip it receives is ...
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How to make client C and B receive DHCP from client A?

Using VMWare Workstation 7.1, Client A is my Linux server with Slackware 13.1, I have set it up as bridge so i can access it from my external network, Client B will be a Windows XP and C will be a ...
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VMWare Workstation virtual vs physical disk?

I recently started playing with VM and saw that I have 2 options when creating a VM, I can use a Virtual Disk or a Physical Disk. I belive using the physical disk would be faster and better and I ...
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What does the vmx parameter “mks.keyboardFilter = allow” do?

I have a Windows software that can move the mouse cursor via keyboard arrow keys. This works well in a non-VM environment. However in a VM environment, the mouse cursor goes back to its previous ...
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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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How to connect the virtual networks of vmware guests running on different hosts?

In a test setup, we are running several virtual machines on a single vmware workstation host. All virtual machines are connected via a "host only" network. This runs fine up to 2 or 3 virtual machines ...
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Custom nameserver/search path for Ubuntu in Vmware?

in my Ubuntu VMWare guest I'm using bridged network to gain access to my lan. The network setup per see works, but the nameserver is set to my router (and works) although I'm running dnsmasq on ...