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Yes. VMware vCenter Converter


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Yes it is possible. You can do this with the "vmrun" command using the "nogui" option: vmrun -T ws start /export/vmware/rh5/server.vmx nogui The VM will then come up without starting the Workstation GUI and you can ssh to it. If your host os is Windows change the path to: vmrun -T ws start C:\export\vmware\rh5\server.vmx nogui


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Yes, VMWare Workstation can run 64-bit guests on a 32-bit hosts...however it is required that your hardware can support 64-bit OS's (it doesn't have to run a 64-bit OS, it just needs to support it). Blog post talking about it Free tool to check if your CPU is capable of running 64-bit guests


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You can use nmcli & nmtui If you are using "minimal installation" then all other rpm for web development you need to install separately. For status of your nic /ip as follow ip a sh This is how all servers should be setup. Absolutely bare bones and then add only the services/applications that define its role.


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The feature was introduced to provide better support for applications (and operating systems) that treat cores differently to processors, this is generally due to licensing constraints. XP Home, for example, will not recognize a second processor but has no problem with a single multiple core CPU, likewise Windows Server 2003 Standard has a 4 processor limit ...


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VMWare is a very strong solution. You should look at creating a team in VMWare Workstation to bring up your mini LAN. This tends to mimic reality very well and can be reconfigured on the fly. Unless you have something very strange in mind, VMWare workstation can help you simulate just about anything a real LAN could encounter.


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No. The name "hardware virtualization" specifically indicates that the feature is based in hardware. If the CPU does not have the instruction set, you cannot enable it otherwise. Intel's testing the market with "software enabled" upgrades but I believe it to be cores and cache, not instruction set.


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There isn't a problem at all, it's just saying that IF you wish to reduce the VM's memory allocation you need to do that with the VMs powered off, that's all.


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You would only theoretically have problems if you live migrated your VMs from an AMD processor to an Intel processor (i.e. vMotion). If you shut down the VM and then start it up again on the new processor, you will be fine, provided the guest OS isn't particularly processor-dependent. (Most aren't.)


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I figured this out -- add to the vmx file: ethernetX.rxbw.limit = 56 ethernetX.txbw.limit = 34 where ethernetX is the adaptor to limit, i.e. ethernet0 or ethernet1 Thanks to http://www.sanbarrow.com/vmx/vmx-network-advanced.html


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Ah -- now it becomes clear: My machine is installed in vmware workstation. So, form all the answers, I guess maybe the jitter becomes so large is because that vmware adjust the time. I will see if I am right. Don't run ntp in a VM. The host computer doesn't guarantee CPU slices, so the VM's clock isn't accurate. As you see, ntp is trying to ...


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Ok, so after much toiling I finally figured out how to do it. And again, gparted cannot be used. Firstly, you should expand the size of the disk in VMWare Workstation. Boot into a livecd and open a root terminal: We need to create a new primary partition of type LVM out of the free unused space. #fdisk /dev/sda #Command (m for help): n #Command (m for ...


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You experiments are doomed. Copying a VM with SQL Server in it and trying to set up replication with its former self will fail, guaranteed. There are just too many places where the machinery will get confused about who is talking to. Make a new VM for the subscriber, install OS and SQL from scratch, its a 30 min. exercise that will get you a clean state. ...


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VMware (and I think most VM vendors) have "physical-to-virtual" conversion tools that should do the job. It's been a long time since I've tried them, but when I did I had no good luck (I'm sure that's probably not the case anymore - it's been a very long time). However, if you find they don't work for you, you can do what I usually do - attach an empty ...


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You could use VMware vCenter Converter(free) or Paragon Go Virtual(free), both applications will convert your existing physical machines in to virtual machines. I have only used VMware vCenter Converter with good results.


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it depends on what the VM is running, a guest on a machine with n number of cores will perform best at n-1 cores assigned so long as the guest is capable of utilizing multiple CPUs effectively. Unfortunately the simplest way to determine this is to try it and see. I usually start with 2 and stop when I run out of performance increase. Typically 2 cores is ...


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Yes, use VMWare's Converter tool.


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Actually, there is a way to shrink a VM on ESXi, although you need to shut down the VM for it. Here's how: Zero all unused space inside the VM: dd if=/dev/zero bs=1048576 of=/zero ; sync ; rm /zero Do the same with other mount points, swap partitions, etc. Shut down the VM. SSH to ESXi, and issue this command: vmkfstools -K ...


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To fix the keys, just run: setxkbmap And that should restore them to default behaviour.


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VMware Workstation and VMware Player both require the VMware application to be open and running, preventing you from logging out. The application / VM window itself can always be minimized. There are application settings to configure performance of the VM when running in background mode (i.e. not the current application focus). If you're looking for running ...


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Yes, you do, a license is required regardless of whether you run on bare metal or in a VM.


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Install openssh-server on Ubuntu with sudo apt-get install openssh-server You should then be able to ssh from Windows (Putty) using the default settings


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Have you tried to configure a bridged vNIC for your VMs? The VMs will be capable of communicating via IPv6


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Shopping/product recommendations are off-topic, but I will address the technical inaccuracy in the response that you got. A VMDK is a virtual disk, which is a container that contains all of the files in your VM. It is very possible to back this up, and all enterprise products support this. The way that it works is that the filesystem is quiesced and ...


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The Win7 XP Mode only works if your CPU supports "VT" (or AMD's equivalent). It's unlikely that VMWare Workstation will emulate or otherwise expose the VT feature to guest O/Ses running under virtualisation, such that the guest O/S's own virtualisation host will work.


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Check out WANEM - The Wide Area Network Emulator. It's a utility available as a bootable iso or a VMware appliance. It can simulate various network characteristics (bandwidth, rtt, packet loss/reordering/corruption, jitter, etc) by setting the parameters in a simple web interface and routing your traffic through it. I used it myself to simulate/optimize ...


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Most Windows NT 4.0 CDs were bootable. Have you tried just booting the CD-ROM yet? If you can't boot the CD and still want to create the "floppies", grab this virtual floppy driver and use the instructions from Microsoft to create disk iamges of each of the bootable floppies. (Actually, you can find images of the Windows NT 4.0 boot disks in various places ...


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To clarify, you're saying that you have a dual-core CPU, and you've assigned 4 virtual CPUs on the VM? In this case, no; if you assign more vCPUs than you have physical execution cores, you will actually see a slight reduction in performance due to the overhead of sharing the 2 physical cores among 4 virtual cores (plus everything running on the physical ...


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We experimented a while ago (see my question from a year ago) with assigning vCPUs from physical cores vs. logical cores (threads) in quad-core CPUs with hyperthreading (8 assignable vCPUs appeared to be available). As the answers I got back then suggested -- and our experience bore out -- you should allocate the minimum number of cores you can to each ...


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The UUID of the disk is in the .vmdk file. For example: # The Disk Data Base #DDB ddb.toolsVersion = "8327" ddb.adapterType = "lsilogic" ddb.geometry.sectors = "63" ddb.geometry.heads = "255" ddb.geometry.cylinders = "2610" ddb.uuid = "60 00 C2 9f e4 06 d9 4c-13 9a d8 50 77 bb 73 36" ddb.longContentID = "72d1cd8a4fb3119ca80f3870ee90c1b0" ...



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