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

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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 ...
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How to make Sharepoint website running in VMware virtual machine accessible from host?

I have a Sharepoint website that runs on IIS inside VMware Workstation guest system. The host is Windows 7, whereas guest is Windows Server 2003. What I basically need is just to be able to browse ...
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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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access vmware workstation from outside of host machine

i have a vmware workstation guest machine running on my windows 7 box. i'd like to be able to access the guest machine from other machines on the physical network. a single port is enough. is there a ...
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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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Starting a virtual machine with vmrun

For some reason, when I start an ubuntu virtual machine using vmrun, it has no network connection, but when I start it within the vmware workstation gui it does. How do I fix this?
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VMware Workstation executes nonexisting and outdated File

I execute a command line program from a VM (VMware 7.1.1) with Windows XP. The executable file is located on the host machine. If i start a command line in the VM, using a drive mounted as ...
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2008 Windows Server R2 changes Domain network to Public Network Upon reboot

I have a server that we use for a ghost imaging server for a training lab enviroment. Each lab is on its own VLAN. There are 10 VLANs. The server has DNS, Ghost 2.5.1, and VMware Workstaation 6.5 ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 running in VMWare unable to connect to authenticate through ISA Server

I have a copy of Ubuntu 10.04 [Desktop] LTS running inside a virtual machine using VMWare workstation on a Win 7 host sitting behind an ISA Server on a corparte network. I am unable to connect to the ...
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How to switch to gui-less vmware session in XP?

I have a scheduled task that runs a vmware session in the middle of the night (this in turn does a task from our legacy server). Last night, it did not complete. Is there a way to attach to the ...
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hadoop installation on VMware work station with multiple virtual machines

Hi This is what I want to do : I want to learn about hadoop and run some hands on distributed computing by some programming I have a windows box with window 7 professional installed in it, I also have ...
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how to copy to shared folders from command-line in vmware-workstation?

I've been trying to access my shared folders from the command line in my virtual machine with no luck. I've stumbled across a couple of references to using net use to establish a virtual drive, but i ...
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Can I create VMWare image with Fusion 3 (Mac) and load on Workstation 7 (Windows)?

If I create and configure a Windows 2003 Server image using VMWare Fusion on a Mac, can I zip that up and copy it to a Windows system running VMWare Workstation and load it there? Are there any issue ...
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How to manage changes to set of cloned Virtual Machines?

I am trying to set up a workable model for development. I'm wondering if anyone has recommendations for Virtual machine software and what process to follow to enable the following: Developers grab ...
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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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Convert Hyper-V img to run in VMWare Workstation

I would like to download one of the hyper-v images offered by Microsoft and run it in VMWare Workstation 7.x. Is this possible? If so, can you recommend a converter (preferably a free one) that can ...
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How to configure VMWare Workstation in Linux to accept RDP connections

My virtual machine in VmWare Workstation is refusing RDP connections. On my other VM it was able to accept connections. I had to add some entries into the .VMX file in order to get it to work, but I ...
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Connect with internet in VMware Workstation

I am using VMware Workstation 7.0.0. I'm not able to set up the network connection between Host OS (Windows 7 Ultimate) and Guest OS (Windows XP Service Pack 2) to connect Host OS with the internet ...
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VMware virtual machine network devices malfunctioning

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and VMvware workstation 7.0.1 build-227600. The virtual machine i'm running in VMware is a custom distribution built on Debian Linux version 3.1. I'm still pretty much a ...
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boot a linux live cd in VmWare

On a windows host system, I have VmWare workstation installed and I need to boot a linux guest LiveCD in VmWare. How do I do this? Can you please post instrutions for both physical cd drive and iso ...
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VMWare Workstation w/Ubuntu 10.04 Server: DHCP Issues

Hey all. Bit of a possibly simple DHCP issue with my Ubuntu 10.04 Server (VMWare Guest). When I sudo dhclient eth0 it sends out plenty of DHCPDISCOVERs but doesn't get any DHCPOFFERs back from the ...
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Can't see mouse pointer in Linux VM

I have installed vmware workstation 7 on windows 7 on my thinkpad laptop. I have installed RHEL 5 inside virtual machine. The problem is i can't see any mouse pointer inside that machine. I see ...
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Cannot find network path for computer in workgroup of home Windows XP PCs

VMWare Workstation 6.5 is running as an app on a Windows Vista 64bit PC host. Thanks to Workstation we have 2 guest machines running: TerriVM and MattVM (both of these run Windows XP SP2). We are ...
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Rails on VMware, version 2.3/3 waits 5s before responding, 2.2 is superfast

Due to some gems that will only run on *nix, I'm using a VMware 7 vm with Ubuntu 10.4 to run my Rails 3 app, while coding on Windows. One thing I've noticed is that the performance is utterly crap ...
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VMware workstation 6.5 VMs (Host-only network with static ip address) cannot ping each other

I had specified Host-only network and disabled the dhcp server that comes with the Host-only network. I had setup the following network config, vm1 ip address: 192.168.147.2 netmask: 255.255.255.0 ...
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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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VMWare workstation network - Connection to guest from host

i have an xp virtual machine in VMWare It's configured for bridged network connection In the office (or anywhere else for that matter) I can enter the IP address of the XP guest in the browser on the ...
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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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Expand disk space on Ubuntu 10.04 (VMWare Guest)

I need to resize the disk space of an ubuntu guest in VMWare Workstation. After using the expand disk utility in vmware workstation, I need to do some linux magic to resize the parition. I have ...
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vmware - ACE, Workstation - how to manage remoe clients?

Exploring Vmware products/services and have a few questions. As I understand VM, you can use VMWare Workstation to create a VM of a target machine/box/OS. Let's call this VM, "foo". If I have 100 ...
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VMware workstation: guest OS becomes sluggish after being idle for 12+ hours? [closed]

My VM becomes sluggish after a few hours (~12 hours or so) of being idle, there is no impact on the host, just the guest. The guest OS becomes sluggish. It has lots of RAM, runs on RAID 0, quad core ...
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VMWare Workstation Dev Machine Disks: one fast or four echofriendly raid?

I'm building a new dev computer. It will be running a few VMWare Worksation virtual machines - A dev machine running VS-2010, a build machine, a version-control machine, a web server for testing, a ...
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VMWare Worksation hardware

I'm gonna spec a new computer, used for running VMWare Worksation. The computer will be running a few virtual machines - A dev machine running VS-2010, a build machine, a version-control machine, a ...
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How to auto start VM on Ubuntu and Vmware workstation 7

Initially i was using window server 2008 and vmware worktation 7. There i had .bat file and i put at startup folder to start Vms at startup. I have chnaged my OS to ubuntu . how can i auto start VM ...
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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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Windows and vmware-unity-helper

I'm running VMWare Workstation 7 and I want to use the "vmware-unity-helper.exe" utility. Does this utility work in windows? I've found several articles that say that it does not work with VM ...
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Run client applications from VMWare Workstation Host

Does anyone know how to run applications hosted on a client VM from an icon created on the host computer? For example I want to run IE8 installed on the client VM on my host XP computer running IE6. ...
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VMware Workstation on Linux: Dropping core files in a shared folder

I'm using VMware 6.0.2 on a RHEL 4.6 host. The VMs are MontaVista CGE 5.0 (2.6.21 kernel). I'm trying to get applications running in the VMs to drop any core files on a HGFS volume, i.e. in a "shared ...
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VMware Workstation reboot 32-bit host when starting 32/64-bit guest using VT-x

I'm trying to start 64-bit guest (MacOSX and Windows7) on 32-bit host (Hardened Gentoo Linux, kernel 2.6.28-hardened-r9) using VMware Workstation (6.5.3.185404 and 7.0.1.227600). If VT-X disabled in ...
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Grub2 menu after VMware guest customization

I have ubuntu 9.10 desktop VMware VM with the default grub2 installed. There is some weird problem with this VM. When you clone this vm and have a customization script run, the cloned machine crashes ...