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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
28 views

“Network name cannot be found” just on some shares

We had an Windows XP in a VMWare virtual machine joined to an Active Directory domain. DC servers are Win2008 and the workstations have static IP addresses. Because the HDD with that vm (called P2) ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
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 ...
2
votes
2answers
441 views

Apache Test page shown instead of ISPCofig

I'm new to ISPConfig and I used website tutorial to setup. I have installed ISPConfig 3 on a vmware VM with CentOS 6.3. I use static IP for guest OS. After installing ISPConfig 3, I went to host OS ...
-2
votes
0answers
19 views

File sharing between Windows hosts and (Arch) Linux guests

I am unable to install VMware Tools in Arch Linux, but apparently I can work with CIFS shares. After creating a folder share on Windows, I can read/write it in the guest with the usual: mount.cifs ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

CentOS 7 hangs after update on Workstation 10 after “[sda] Assume drive cache: write through” line [migrated]

I recently updated my CentOS 7 VM and it won't pass the following line: [sda] Assume drive cache: write through I tried changing the run level to 3 and run xfs_repair but it still doesn't boot. ...
1
vote
2answers
78 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Set up a two-machine-development environment

I took over a SharePoint developing virtual machines images (VMWare) after a colleague quit. It is a two machines developer environment, one with SharePoint Server, the other one with SQL. When I ...
0
votes
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 ...
1
vote
2answers
118 views

Vmware/Linux 64 vs 32 bit

I have some old supermicro servers with over 16GB of ram in them which are still running 32bit version of linux with 2.6.x kernels and vmware on top of it. I wonder if there is any advantage of ...
-1
votes
2answers
30 views

vmware workstation rdp on remote computer

We are trying to setup a lab environment in VMWare to test some server configurations. At the moment we installed VMWare on a extra computer in the domain and created a VM with Windows Server 2012. ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

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: ...
-1
votes
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 ...
0
votes
1answer
717 views

cannot ping VMware Ubuntu machine from other machines in network (other than host machine)

I am running an Ubuntu VMware image under VMware Workstation. The host OS is Windows 7. I can access the Internet from the guest. I have my Windows firewall disabled; also, Windows Defender is ...
1
vote
7answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Access Apache22 server installed on guestOS(FreeBSD) from Host(Win7)

(I asked this question on SuperUser 3 days ago and had no answer...) I would like to access my freshly installed apache server (via ports) on my FreeBSD guestOS from Windows 7. So I set my virtual ...
5
votes
1answer
201 views

Using WDS to image a virtual machine using PXE boot fails, suspect issue is in WDS configuration

I'm trying to convert a site imaging procedure from (install old image, update image, recapture image) to (have image on VM, update, snapshot, sysprep, capture, roll back to the snapshot). The first ...
4
votes
4answers
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
12k views

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, ...
0
votes
2answers
60 views

Apache server on centos (by VMware)

I have a windows server 2012 and it has a valid IP address in internet. I installed VMWare on windows server and create a Linux CentOS virtual machine in VMWare. In the Linux i run Apache server and ...
0
votes
1answer
88 views

Promiscous mode on vmware workstation

I am trying to do the network setup in the openstack configuration on 3 Ubuntu vm with vmware workstation, but in order to work I get the following indication : If you are building your OpenStack ...
2
votes
3answers
84 views

VMWare Workstation hdd issue

When i run my virtual machine, it clogs down my hard disc and OS freezes. What can cause this? P.s. feel free to ask for additional info. I just don't know what exactly i should state.
0
votes
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 ...
0
votes
2answers
124 views

Single VMWare for Windows 2008, which version?

My current setup: Dedicated server running Vmware Workstation. The vm is Windows 2008 R2. It is running great. My problem is the backup. I wrote a script, even used other scripts from the Vmware ...
2
votes
2answers
660 views

Export snapshot from VMWare Workstation 8

How can I export a virtual machine from VMWare Workstation 8 to another physical computer which has VMWare Workstation 8? i.e. how can I move snapshots between different instances of VMWare ...
-1
votes
1answer
80 views

Corrupted text file recovery (Win7 x64) [closed]

I'm having some difficulties in recovering the contents of a .txt file. While writing to a text file, on a Win7 x64 virtual machine, the host machine crashed. After rebooting, I noticed that the ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

Create VHD file from a folder?

My scenario : I have 100 Gb of data that contain a lot of folders and files , so is there a way to create a VHD file from this folders and files ? Any help is thankful .
0
votes
0answers
190 views

Unable to ping from/to Cisco IOS XE (CSR 1000v)

I have a lab that requires connecting an IOL router and a CSR 1000v (IOS XE). Both are set on Vmware workstation 10 - Win 8 within a proper VMnet. The other routers (IOL and XR) can ping each other ...
-3
votes
1answer
81 views

VM that allows host to communicate with guest while using a VPN [closed]

My goal: Run a VM locally hosted on my Windows 7 box that runs Windows Server with IIS as the guest VM. I want to communicate with with websites on the guest (Windows Server) with my host (Windows ...
0
votes
1answer
87 views

Restrict network connection to virtual machine alone-VMWare

Is there a way to restrict a Ethernet/Wifi Connection to the virtual machine alone and not to the host operating system? I am using VMWare workstation on windows with centOS and Ubuntu as my guest OS ...
1
vote
0answers
144 views

Upload from VMware Workstation 10 to ESXi 5.1 fails consistently with `Upload failed: Execution aborted.`

Situation: VMware Workstation 10 on Windows 8.1 ESXi 5.1 on HP XW6600 Connecting by IPv4 IP address (i.e. no DNS resolution is used) Both connected to the same physical Gigabit router Just ...
-7
votes
2answers
228 views

How to set a virtual ip on Vmware [closed]

I’m trying to setup a high availability failover on vmware (on a single machine - locally) for learning purposes using two Ubuntu 12.04 boxes and one virtual ip with no success. Box1 listens on ...
-1
votes
1answer
141 views

vmware disk becomes read-only on linux guest

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Why can't i see snapshots on reusing a VM harddisk on a new/different machine?

I am using VMware Workstation 9.0. I saved a complete VM which had a lot of snapshots, now i am reusing the VMware harddisk on a different (new) machine, but on clicking the snapshots tab, i can't ...
1
vote
0answers
225 views

EC2 Server 2008 base install (SP2 and R2 sp1) Hyper-V conflict when no role present or ever installed [closed]

I am encountering an issue with server 2008 on EC2 where there is a HyperV conflict when no HyperV role is installed, or has ever been installed. No roles or features are present. Currently, this ...
0
votes
2answers
9k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
120 views

SCSI Windows NT from vmware to virtualbox [closed]

We are trying to virtualize an old Windows NT 4.0 server in a bad shape. We've managed to create an vmdk image using vmware converter coldclone boot cd and we can successfully run it on vmware ...
0
votes
2answers
78 views

Wan emulation on linux

I have to connect two different geographic networks with an OpenVPN (for instance) Before doing that "in the real world", I wish I could test my configuration. My main idea is the emulation of ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Cannot Update VMware Tools

We are using VMware Workstation 7 running on a Windows 7 Pro system. When trying to update the VMware Tools, either when starting a VM or manually using edit>preferences>updates, we receive a message ...
0
votes
2answers
592 views

Mail loops back to my self

I know there is a bunch of questions like that. But no one has the same scenario as described here. Here is the scenario. I have a static IP. I am setting my postfix mail server in a virtual machine. ...
0
votes
0answers
374 views

VMware Console Keyboard Map Wrong

I'm building a virtual disk image of an install from a script process (DD image, chroot to install). I then convert this image to a VMware vmdk image and boot it. I'm installing CentOS 6.4 as the ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

migrate a vm from vmware workstation 9 to vmware server 4

I have a case where we have VM that was initially created on VMWare Workstation 9. This VM is going to go production, so now we need to load it into our VMWare Server. The problem is that the ...
7
votes
2answers
7k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
359 views

VMware vmx HDD boot order and CD-ROM boot order

In a VMWare .vmx file one can set a key to define the order of HDDs to try for booting, e.g.: bios.hddOrder = "scsi2:2,scsi0:1,ide1:0" This is useful when there are many possible bootable HDDs ...
0
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

retaining UUID, MAC address, while moving VM from VMware Workstation to ESXi

VMware Workstation 9, VMware ESXi 5.1, Windows 7 x64 VM No vCenter access, but I could deploy a vCVA if need be. I am able to move the VM from Workstation to ESXi just fine. Using the ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
479 views

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, ...