VMware Workstation is a virtual machine software suite for x86 and x86-64 computers from VMware.

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Convert VMware image to Virtualbox image (Guest OS Windows Server 2008)

I am trying to convert several VMware images towards Virtualbox images. I have succesfully been able to convert my Windows Server 2003 image, but I haven't been able to convert any Windows Server 2008 ...
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Sharing Mapped network drives from host with VM on VMWare Workstation [closed]

Can I access my network drives on my host machine on the VM? This is possible on Virtual PC but I can't find the setting on VMware. I am running Windows 7, VMWare workstation 7.1.3 build-324285
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VMware Port forwarding and NAT. How to have the host's IP as possible hostname in the VM?

I'm trying to expose on my local network a very simple Ruby server running on Linux. server = TCPServer.new(hostname, port) My Linux VM runs on a NAT virtual network 192.168.73.X. The port I use is ...
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Why don't I have write permission to my vmware virtual network device?

I want to allow my VMWare machine to force the virtual network it's on into promiscuous mode so I can play around with honeyd. I received an error message that told me to go to http://vmware.com/info?...
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performance of vmware-machine on different computers

I'm working on a filesystem improving project, and found a paper says the cheating on benchmark, and it gives a solution that use VMs could help others to reproduce our result. And the question is, ...
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Modifying Virtual Images Offline [closed]

I'm new to this vmware stuff. I was wondering if anyone knows how to modify virtual images offline or know of any tools. I used VM Converter to convert my current desktop to an image. This is for a ...
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VMWare performance for a build server - awful or wrong tests?

We are looking into virtualizing our C++ Build server(s). The main reason being that our current toolchain that we use in addition to the build itself in Visual Studio only runs properly on Windows ...
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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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Convert EC2 instance to VMware workstation

How can I export one windows instance (with active directory, SQL, SharePoint) from amazon (EC2) to my local environment, and be able run it on a local VMware workstation? I have used the VMware ...
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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 ...Debian....
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Blank screen when setting console resolution on Ubuntu 10.04 Server

I've tried 3 different systems including VMWare with very same Ubuntu 10.04 (Server Edition) basic installation. Phisical computer VirtualBox VMWare On first two, I am able to easily change ...
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VMWare Workstation 8 with CentOS, PHP, Apache, MySQL

I followed some guides to help me install CentOS, PHP, MySQL, and Apache2 (httpd) on my VMWARE workstation 8 virtual instance. Seemed to go by without any issues. However, I can't for the life of my ...
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Volume to capture dropdown blank /Windows OS VM/

I have setup a 2008 R2 WDS server and I am trying to boot with capture image. /Both server and clients are VM on the Vmware workstation./ But when I PXE boot the VM and enter the windows deployment ...
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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 reinstalling,...
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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 V-...
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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 ...