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

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VMware Workstation guest OS (Windows) resets date/time to host on restart

Everytime I restart my windows guest machine, it resets the date/time to the host date/time. How can I change it permanently? UPDATE: Time sync is already disabled in VMware tools
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VMWare Workstation split vs monolithic disk [migrated]

After some reading of what's available on the internet it seems that all sources state that monolithic disks are faster, and the only advantage of split disk is portability/compatibility with file ...
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Apache can't access from wan on archlinux

Information: Archlinux via vmware Have ports 8080, 443 and 80 forwarded to the local ip from router running pfsense I can access the webpage from lan via local ip. My httpd.conf: Listen 80 ...
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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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Which network type for RHEL6 in vmware workstation should be selected? [closed]

I have windows7 in that I have installed a Vmware Workstation 10. Inside the VM I installed rhel6. I want to configure a (static) ip address on the rhel6, and it must be able to access internet as ...
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What is the difference between a “client hypervisor” and a hypervisor?

Before encountering this Emulation, paravirtualization, and pass-through: what you need to know for client hypervisors article, I only knew of the generic term "Hypervisor". What added to my ...
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Apache Test page shown instead of ISPCofig [closed]

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 ...
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Access already mapped network drive in PowerShell

I am running a Windows Server 2012 installation inside VMWare Workstation. I have shared folders enabled, so drive Z: is mapped to \\vmware-host. I can correctly access this drive in Explorer (I can ...
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what is the value for setting a hostname in installation of oracle enterprise linux r6u5 should have? [migrated]

I am installing oracle linux r6u5 for my personal use in vmware workstation. While going through installatio i came to a point where I have to enter hostname, format specified init is ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Can I vmotion from VMware workstation?

I love the idea of vmotion and know that I can move a VM from vSphere / ESX (or whatever I'm meant to call the server class hypervisor now). But Can I do vMotion from a VMware workstation host?
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Opposite answers, which is true: Can a vCPU be mapped to more than one physical CPU? [duplicate]

I have a 32 bit optimization software (CPU intensive) which can use only one cpu core. If a virtual operation system in VMware is set to be one vCPU, can this system use more than one physical cpu of ...
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Migrating virtual (VMWare) workstations from AMD to Intel hardware

We're a small dev team that runs instances VMWare Ubuntu hosted on AMD x64 machines. Our hardware will be upgraded to Intel i7, but we want to continue to use the virtual images we've built. But ...
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VMWare Workstation - how to automate or script changes to the virtual network configuration

VMWare Workstation (I'm using V8 on Linux) provides a GUI tool, Virtual Network Editor (vmware-netcfg) to edit the virtual network adapter settings for use by the VMs on the system. I'm dealing with ...
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Is it possible to create a VM from an existing OS? [closed]

I have an existing OS (Ubuntu server) on a separate HDD that I'd like to clone to a VM (preferable VMware or similar capable or running from windows). Is that possible?
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CentOS 6.5 on Vmware can't ping Host machine

I have installed a CentOS 6.5 on VMware WorkStation 10 all running on Windows 7 64bit, internet is working fine but I can't ping host machine from CentOS vice vers, it tells me Destination Host ...
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How to create a link between GNS3 and a VMWare Workstation VM that is totally isolated from the physical host?

My physical host machine runs windows server 2012 R2 with a DHCP server. I have the following topology in GNS3: Windows Server is the physical machine, it is connected to both VMNet 2 and VMNet 3 ...
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HP Microserver N36L, VMWare and PCI passthrough [closed]

I have a HP microserver N36L. It has a TV card in it (PCI). It is running windows server 2008 R2. I would like to get a VMware instance setup to run ubuntu and run a TV server on the VM. I've heard ...
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Connect to VMware workstation vitural machine from another computer on the network [closed]

How can I set up the networking on my VMware Workstation so that I may connect to webpages hosted on the VM within the same network? Update: Tried bridge networking and can not get it to connect to ...
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Backup VMWare virtual server

I have a virtual server that is constantly running, lately we tried to do a backup for it and we were surprised that the modification date of all the image files is a couple weeks old. We are trying ...
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Many ESX hosts behind a router

Two ESXi servers (ESX1 and ESX2) on a LAN are connected to a router with WAN. A port forwarding rule has been created for ports 443 and 902 and it is possible to access ESX1. ESX2 uses the same ...
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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 ...
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How do you copy a physical hard drive to a Vmware virtual hard disk?

Is there any way to copy a physical hard drive to a virtual drive for use in Vmware Workstation?
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“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) ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 .
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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 ...