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Viscosity VPN using existing Tunnelblick OpenVPN config cannot authenticate/connect

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question?? I'm trying to connect to our company VPN (that I have set up) using Viscosity VPN to try and solve an issue where VMs running on VMware ...
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Can VCenter use mac book pros as physical hosts?

We're currently trying to find creative ways for launching mac VMs on top of our Vcenter cluster. Traditionally, we've been using Xserve mac servers, but these have become outdated and can no longer ...
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Configure Firewalld for SSL on Fedora 29 Workstation

I'm battling with firewalld and SSL on Fedora 29 workstation. I get a connection refused / can't Connect to server when I try and open an SSL connection to nginx. If I stop firewalld with: sudo ...
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Reducing number of cores while VM is suspended

I have an Ubuntu 16.04 64bit VM which I run off of an external SSD. I allocated higher cores (8) on a PC with 16 cores. I suspended the state and brought back the drive home to run the VM on a Macbook ...
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CentOS 6.7 vm static external IP setup issue

I have a new vm setup and have it setup like my CentOS 5.5 vm on OSX. It is a strange setup since we used Comcast Gateway as the router, and I really don't want to change that since we're using Mac, ...
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https not working on OpenBSD 5.8 & 5.9 guests running in VMWare Fusion 8 Pro

The set up is as per title: freshly installed OpenBSD (I've tested both 5.8 and 5.9) are having networking issues when run inside VMWare Fusion 8 Pro (OS X host). Downloading http files of any size ...
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Automate the OOBE setup steps for Windows 10

I am not sure if this is possible. I have been reading a bit about answer files but that seems to be more for the actual installation of windows to me. This is the process we currently use: Install ...
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Incorrect DHCP ID (MAC address) listed for clients on Windows 2012 Server

System Info: I have an Active Directory domain controller, Windows 2012r2, running DNS, and acting as a DHCP Server. In the domain I have four Apple Mac OS X client systems (running Yosemite, 10.10.2) ...
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Can't reach shared folder from VM over VPN

My network knowledge is a bit lacking so I'm looking for some help on why we can't access a shared folder. We have a Windows 8 VM on a Mac host that is sharing a folder that we want accessible from ...
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How to configure PXE/Tftp in dhcp.conf on vmware Fusion 7 Pro with static reservations

I'm senior devops engineer with a deployment system to ship a couple thousand linux machines a week. I'm using vmware fusion 7 pro to do this, and I'm having a little trouble with pxe booting. I ran ...
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When cloning a VMware Virtual Machine, how can I prevent MAC address & UUID conflicts?

I've run into the following problem on both VMware Fusion (for Macs) and with VMware ESXi/vSphere. Many of you are familiar with the problem, and it is described at VMware KB: "Networking does not ...
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How to shutdown VMware Fusion virtual machine on host shutdown

I have a Mac mini running Mavericks server. I installed the Atmail server + webmail vm [a linux centos distribution] in VMware Fusion Professional 6 with the VMware Tools addon. It works flawlessly. I'...
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vmware-fusion: How Clones affects Windows Licenses [duplicate]

I am considering an upgrade to vmware-fusion 6. I would like to do the following: Install windows 7 as a Fusion VM, call it base, and leave it alone. Create a clone of base and install IE 7 Create a ...
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Is VMware Fusion open source? [closed]

I came across this: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=FUS-503-OSS&productId=294 It seems this may be the source code for VMware Fusion. Is this for real?
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Granting access to a virtual machine?

I have an internal website running on IIS 6 that denies access to everyone except for a few select IP addresses. This is set by going to "Directory Security -> IP addressees and domain name ...
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DNS Server conflicting with hostname and domainname commands

For the purpose of installing some clustered product, I had to setup an internal DNS server. I'm running CentOS and bind9. I'm aiming for domain name "mydomain.local" and the machine the DNS server is ...
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Accessing a host's SSH tunnel from a guest VM in VMWare Fusion [closed]

I have VMWare Fusion running on my OS X host and I have a Windows 8 Pro guest VM running. On my host I have an SSH tunnel open on port 1010. The SSH tunnels works great from OS X Safari once I set the ...
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Is there an SDK for VMware fusion? [closed]

Is anyone aware of and SDK for VMware Fusion? I'd like to be able to programmatically control fusion from inside of a java/scala application. The closest thing I have found is the vmrun CLI ...
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Qemu on Mac instead of VirtualBox [closed]

Assuming I only want to use Linux as guest, are there any advantage in using Qemu instead of VB or other commercial solutions such as VM Fusion? I want to easy to ro tun Linux on my Mac without too ...
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VMware Fusion Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server - Soft Lockup CPU Stuck

I have a strange Stuck Problem with VMware Fusion and Ubuntu 12.04 as Guest System. On High Loaded process the System stucks with "Soft Lockup CPU Stuck" and i have to reboot the VM...the Same System ...
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Out of Disk Space, /mnt/hgfs to blame?

I'm running a Centos VM in VMWare Fusion 5.x. The VM is running a file transfer server and the files being sent are stored on a disk shared from the host, /mnt/hgfs/Aspera. It looks like the file ...
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Save an iso of vmware fusion VM

I'm running VMWare Fusion and have an Ubuntu VM. I've setup a ton of configurations and would like to save this to an ISO to deploy to a production environment. Does anyone know if this is possible ...
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Is it possible to migrate CentOS from (Mac) VMware Fusion into (Cisco VPS) VMWare ESXi?

Is there any solution to clone CentOS (full mirror) from Mac VMware fusion to VMWare ESXi on Cisco VPS server?
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P2V for Windows 7 fails on vmware vCenter [closed]

Today I started to convert my physical x64 Windows 7 laptop to using the tool vmware vCenter Standalone converter for my mac book pro. The progress failed at the level of %98. The error is : FAILED:...
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Some SSH tunnels reporting connection refused between Linux VM and OSX Lion

I'm trying to connect to a set of services running on a Centos 6.3 VM guest (VMware Fusion 4) from a Mac OS X Lion host. I've setup .ssh/config script in /var/root: Host testbed Hostname testbed ...
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Routing over a VMware centos server running Cisco VPN

I need help routing over a virtual server to a IPSec tunnel. I have: Mac OS laptop (10.20.4.0/24) VMware Fusion Centos running on VMware (192.168.141.0/24) that has a Cisco IPSec tunnel (10.255....
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Can't connect to PSQL Database on a VM from my Mac

Trying to connect to my PSQL database on my CentOS VM from my Mac using pgAdmin3. Getting the following error: Access to database denied The server doesn't grant access to the database: the server ...
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Update Snow Leopard Server under VMware Fusion

Since the Snow Leopard support was dropped in VMware Fusion 4.1.1, I had to resort to Snow Leopard Server to QA software on Snow Leopard (since my desktop is running Lion). Installing developer seed ...
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sniffing vmnet8 on VMware fusion and OSX 10.6

I'm currently using VMWare Fusion on Mac OSX and I have a VM running. In order to sniff out the network traffic I ran the following as root :- $ /Library/Application\ Support/VMware\ Fusion/vmnet-...
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VMWare Fusion 4.0 + Postgres

The setup: Mac OS X Lion, PostgreSQL 9.0.4 Host Windows 7 VM I used to be able to connect from the VM to Postgres via pgAdmin and / or the software I'm developing on Windows just fine. That was ...
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Trouble running a virtual machine in the background on osx server

On a computer running OSX (snow leopard server) with VMWare Fusion installed I'm trying to start a VM via SSH without being directly logged in to the GUI. Based on looking around I figured the ...
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Cannot connect into WindowsXP on VMWare Fusion by IP

I have a SQL Server instance running on VMWare Fusion (WinXP) on my Mac. My development environment is on the Mac itself and my test server is failing to connect over the divide. VMWare is configured ...
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VMWare Fusion network dropping for OSX clients

We have a continuous integration server which runs a series of tests over several different client OSs (different version of Windows and OSX). It is running on an Apple XServ which is running OSX ...
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VMware: How to keep time in guest after suspend

I have Gentoo installed as guest OS. I have hardware clock synced with host system, but the clock of OS tend to be wrong after suspend. The only solution I find out is run hwclock -s frequently via ...
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I swear I'm not a VM!

Some programs do not offer support for VM environments. Is there a way to trick them when using VMWare Fusion?? Say a program does a check and discovers that I'm on a VM environment, how could I ...
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oracle access on vmware fusion

I'm running snow leopard and I'm doing some development that requires some network knowledge. I've installed vmware fusion 3.0 and I've set up a virtual machine with windows 2003 server. I need to ...
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VMWare networking mode (NAT or Bridged)?

I am running Windows 7 within a virtual Machine from my Mac. I use Windows 7 for Visual Studio primarily and also to host a dev install of IIS. There are two things I need and I am not sure what ...
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Sharing Mac OS X internet and pushing all traffic through a VMWare VM

I have a Mac Mini connected to the internet via ethernet. I'm sharing that connection via the Mini's Airport (creating it's own wireless network). Computers can connect to the Mini via WIFI and then ...
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how can I access a webserver running on my NATed VMware Fusion guest from the rest of the subnet? [closed]

I am not allowed to run my VMWare guest in bridged mode, and I want to somehow tunnel from an agreed port on the Mac's external network interface to the webserver running on the VMWare fusion guest. ...
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VMWare fusion NAT + host tunnel; access from vm

I'm having trouble accessing a port on my OSX host from a vm. I'm using NAT in VMware fusion. In my (OSX host) hosts file, I have the ip address for vmnet8 mapped to 'mac'. From my vm, I can 'ssh ...
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What is the recommended Mac desktop VM software for Linux guests?

I use a MacBook Pro as my primary machine, but my work targets Linux servers. I'm currently on a project with multiple dependencies, and which is configured for Ubuntu. Configuring all these ...
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VMware Virtual Machine (Ubuntu) Move Image to Machine

I have a Ubuntu Server 8.04 VM set up with VMware. Is there any way to take this image and make it not a virtual machine. i.e. put it on a real machine. If there is absolutely no way to do it, what ...
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Install Oracle XE on a Centos Virtual Machine

I get the following error trying to install Oracle XE on a CentOS 5 virtual machine: You have insufficient diskspace in the destination directory (/usr/lib/oracle) to install Oracle Database 10g ...
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Automating cloning and postprocessing of virtualmachines

I have a "template" virtual machine that I maintain (OSX Server, running in VMWare Fusion). It runs on 5 different machines at the same time. When I want to make a change, I change the base VM, and I ...
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VMWare Fusion cannot connect to the NAT connection on my Mac [closed]

I have been using VMWare Fusion on my Mac to check out my websites on localhost. Now I can't connect anymore with the NAT connection. There seems to be a problem with my IP address or Mac address? I ...
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How can I check if VMware tools is running on my guest Ubuntu Server? [closed]

I have an Ubuntu 9.10 Server running as guest from VMware Fusion. How can I check if it's running VMware tools from the command line?
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Is it possible to a VM inside a VM (e.g., KVM on Vmware)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to setup a virtual machine inside another virtual machine I'd like to do some development on Eucalyptus, an open source project which provides an Amazon EC2 ...
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How do I convert a VM from VMWare fusion to ESX?

I have a buildVM running in Fusion that is in need of some more power so I want to move it to an ESX host. What do I need to do to the VM before I move it? where on the ESX host should I put it (...
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How do I sync the time for my linux guest VM through VMware Fusion?

I have Ubuntu server 9.10 running through VMware Fusion 2.0.6 on my Mac OSX 10.5 host. My linux guest VM's time keep being out of sync. I believe I have VMware tools installed because after running ...
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VPN running in vmware vm, is there any way to get the host to share that tunnel?

I'm running WinXP in VMWare Fusion hosted by MAC OS X 10.5. There's no mac client for the vpn I need to use so I'm going through windows. The vpn runs fine in the vm. Is there a way I can get my ...
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