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VMware Player is a freeware virtualization software package from VMware, Inc.

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Suse 11.4 no volume group found

I'm using suse 11.4 on a vmwareplayer 15. I had an issue of / been 100% full and also didn't reboot the machine for a long time. After I cleaned some space I rebooted the machine and now I get these ...
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simple routing don't work under debian jessie

I'm trying to set up simple enogh system with 3 virtual debian jessie machines: first connected to second and second connected to third. I want first one to be able ping third one. To achieve this, I'...
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Can't Access VMware VM Remotely

I have a VM several layers away that I want to access remotely, but I can't get to it for some reason. I've tried several things to figure it out, and I wonder if I am missing something. I would ...
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Identify compatible VMWare Player version based on vmx file [closed]

Is it possible to identify which VMWare Player versions can open VM images? I pasted the vmx file below. I have this version of VMWare Player: 4.0.6 build-1035888 I'm getting these error messages: ...
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Why is my VM disc file more than 2x bigger then the actual FS?

I'm having a VM with a small Debian 7 server inside a VMware Player VM. The Disc has a maximum size of 55 GB, the virtual machine properties show a current size of 46.5 GB. No other discs/volumes are ...
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ESXi Windows Server 2003 Guest 32-bit Installation gets stuck on blue Starting Windows screen?

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition 32-bit as a guest on ESXi 5.1 for testing purposes; but when I try to install it, it gets stuck on the blue Starting Windows screen and the ...
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Remote desktop connection breaks when vmware machine is powered on

On a remote server (Windows Server 2012) we have vmware player (v. 6.0.3) installed. We can connect to the server using remote desktop without any problem. But when you're connected and have powered ...
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Browser cannot connect to tomcat running inside of VM [closed]

So, i'm running a webserver inside of VM image (VMWare Player 5.0.1) on windows 7 SP1 64bit, and neither IE, nor Chrome load the page with the address of it: http://192.168.201.128:8080 BUT: ping ...
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how to configure linux vm as router which communicate between two subnets

I have 3 virtual machines installed on vmplayer. Out of which I have made two of them as host of two different network. Host1 ip=192.168.1.13 gateway=192.168.1.11 and Host2 ip=192.168.2.14 and gateway=...
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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: floppy0....
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nodejs server is not responding after a while

I've running a Ubuntu Server guest on my Windows Host (using VMware Player). My nodejs app starts with a upstart-forever script: description "My App" start on (local-filesystems and net-device-up ...
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Managing Virtual Machine Update and Distribution - Doing It Wrong?

I work for a software company. My department is responsible for (among other things) building and distributing VMWare virtual machines to members of our sales team, who then launch them using VMWare ...
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What would happen if I were to install VMware tools/VirtualBox Additions on a real (non-virtualized) computer? [closed]

I've wanted to know about this for a while, but I haven't had a computer that I would risk trying it out on. What might happen if I were to install virtualization 'assist' software, meant to be run on ...
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Unable to login into CentOS

I had setup a multinode cluster using CentOS with VMware yesterday. Today when I reboot the nodes I get the below error on startup. "there is a problem with the configuration server status 256 centOS"...
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CentOS VMware Player

We have a CentOS 6.3 server where we have Installed VMware-Player-5.0.2 for linux 64 bit When we try to run one of the ".vmx" Virtual machine file using the VMware player, we are getting the ...
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Where do I find the VMware Network Editor in VMware Player on Windows?

Starting with VMware Player 3.0, the installer does not create a shortcut to the Network editor anymore. How do I get it back?
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Ubuntu 12.04 Server on VMWare - apt-get failing to hit repos

So, I have an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit server instance running on VMWare player. Everything appears fine at the surface. Even internet connectivity appears good as I can perform both pings out to ...
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Diifference between copied and moved vm? [closed]

When ever I copy virtual machine directory, I get challenged by the vmware-player - Did I more or copy? What/Why is the difference?
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Can Proxy Authentication be bypassed using virtual machines?

My Institute uses Proxy Authentication for monitoring individual browsing activities. This usually means I need to enter my username and password for using any internet related things. But recently I ...
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Is there a way to free swap?

After using vmware player with some virtual machine, it seems like my swap stays quite occupied and it doesn't changes unless i reboot it. However, regularly swap is not used much by other ...
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storing vmdk files on multiple drives

I have a vmdk file which can grow to 600 gb, and splits every 2 gb. Since I physically have 2 x 500gb drives, I would like some of the 2-gig vmdk's to be on D:\, and the rest be on E:. I edited the ...
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Connecting to oracle database instance running on VM(Guest Computer) from remote computer

I have oracle database instance up and running on vmware player on Redhat linux(Guest OS). This virtual machine is running on on windows 7 computer(Host OS). I am able to connect to the database ...
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VMware Player – Can we directly share a file-system folder between Windows XP and Windows 7?

On a workstation we have 32-bit Windows XP hosting 64-bit Windows 7 in VMware Player v5.0.1. We want to directly share a file-system folder between Windows 7 and Windows XP. Directly means that we do ...
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transfer vm machine created in virtualbox to vmware player [closed]

Fedora 17 Host Oracle VirtualBox 4.2.4 Vmware Player 5.0.1 build-894247 I have Fedora 17 and have installed Virtualbox and vmware player. I created a CentOS virtual machine guest in virtual box. ...
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bridged connection for windows 7 host and ubuntu guest in vmware player [closed]

I installed ubuntu on my laptop in vmware player 5.0.0 build-812388) under windows 7. I do coding in ubuntu and would like to connect to ubuntu remotely with ssh. From My understanding, I need to use ...
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VMWare player - how do I start VM on machine with lower RAM? [closed]

I moved image from one machine to another. Problem is - I didn't shut down' instance, just suspended it. On machine #1 I have 32G and instance had 16Gb allocated. On machine #2 I have only 10G and ...
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Can't install kernel-uek-headers for currently running kernel

I have just created a VM in VMWare and installed a minimal install of Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.3. # cat /etc/oracle-release Oracle Linux Server release 6.3 It is running with the UEK kernel. # ...
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How do I set up an IP address on a Linux VM running in VM Player so I can access it from my Windows 7 host?

I have just installed an Openbravo appliance on my Windows 7 VM Player host. I am now staring at a command prompt that tells me to go to http://localhost to access the ERP system, but I cannot find ...
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VMPlayer created many vmem files

I used a 60 gb SSD to host a 50gb Ubuntu install. Now Windows reports that my disk is full I have a few *.vmem files which accumulated over time for some reason. I'd like to know if it is safe to ...
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Increase CDH4 diskspace

Initially i was using bundled CDH3 VM (Cloudera Version of Hadoop) later, i removed CDH3 and now I am using CDH4 on CentOS as a VM (through VMWare player) with host machine as Win7 64bit. I am in the ...
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Running bridged-networking vmware player on a Linux machine with 2 interfaces

I have got a laptop running Arch Linux with 2 interfaces: wireless (wlan0) and ethernet (eth0). I use wlan0 to access internet (static IP, networking is configured using netcfg), and I connect a ...
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How do you disable DHCP in VMWare Player? [closed]

VMWare Player seems to have a DHCP server built into it that automatically runs on the "Host-Only" networks and provides addresses to the clients. Is there some way that I can disable this DHCP ...
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How can I separate a VMWare Server from the host's MAC Address on my router?

I'm running a Debian LAMP Server in VMWare Player, using a bridged connection. However, on my router the VM is showing up with the same MAC Address... therefore I can't set the VM to a static ...
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How to resize a W2003Srv basic partition in Vmvare player

Environment I have Windows 2003 server (XP) Installed as virtual machine using Vmware Player 4.0.2 Primary partition is, as usual, C:-volume, where Windows is installed. Partition type is basic, ...
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VMWare Player guest does not re-aquire IP on bridged interface after host loses and re-acquires network connectivity

I am running a Ubuntu Linux image in VMWare Player on my laptop. The host is Windows XP. There are two network adapters configured in VMWare Player - one is host-only and the other is bridged. ...
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Cloning a VPS into a local VM?

I've got a fun challenge for you all. A company I'm working with is setting up its development/release workflow and environments. The eventual production environment is a VPS hosted with a popular ...
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How to uninstall WMWare Player when HyperV is installed?

I installed WMWare VMPlayer, then installed the HyperV role. I am now trying to uninstall the VMPlayer, but it won't let me: What can I do to uninstall VMPlayer (short of uninstalling HyperV)?
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VMWare Player side-by-side VirtualBox

Can I have the latest version of VMWare Player with the latest version of VirtualBox installed side-by-side on the same machine on Windows 7? Are there any conflicts? AFAIK, they both create virtual ...
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VMware deadlock [closed]

I had to temporarily downgrade my computer and I can't get a suspended wmware VM running. The VM can't be started as there are fewer processors than required in the settings. The settings can't be ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 on VMware Player - No network behind proxy

I have VMWare Ubuntu 11.10 guest hosted on Win7. When behind a proxy, I am able to browse with chrome / firefox but all other network activity does not work (i.e. curl, system update, apt-get, etc.) ...
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Please advise: Virtual machine has stopped working [closed]

We have a Solaris 10 machine that has just stopped working. This is the error we get when we try to launch it:
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Running both VMWare and VirtualBox on Ubuntu

Currently I use VMWare Player on Ubuntu 10.04 (64bit). Since I am not content with the performance of a virtual Windows XP machine, I'd like to test VirtualBox. Is it possible to install VirtualBox on ...
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Convert Amazon AMI to VMware image

How can I convert an amazon ami image to a vmware image I can run locally in vmware player?
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Ubuntu Lucid Lynx crashed in VMware - Cannot Access Recovery Mode

My main virtual machine crashed today. More specifically, the Windows7 host crashed while the VM was transferring files (very slowly) to a flash drive. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - Lucid Lynx in ...
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How to deploy vmview from a single esx server

I am beginner in vmware and virualization and need some assistance. I have a good web server with 22 GB Ram memory and I need to deploy vmware view from this single host if it is possible. I need ...
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How to change a VM from split across multiple .vmdk files to a single one or two?

I have a VM with 3 partitions. One main one, one for swap space, one for storage. However, there are dozens of .vmdk files. Some of those .vmdk files are very large (over 1 GB), but the majority ...
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Why do I have 22 .vmdk files for my VM?

I have an Ubuntu VM with 3 partitions. One is the main partition, one is a small swap-space partition, and the last is a 3rd partition with 20 GB of storage space. I imagined these 3 would be ...
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Physical to virtual, Unable to Re-Activate windows since it's Windows XP OEM. Willing to pay, what are my options? [closed]

I need to virtualize an IBM Laptop that one of the engineers at my company uses. The hardware is on it's last legs and setting up a new computer from scratch is not an option as it'd be too time ...
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WMWARE and windows 7 network problem

Sorry I have not idea about windows, not really interested (I always use Linux) but at my work gotta use it now, so it's the rule. My problem is with Wmware and a network issue, let me explain you: ...
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Connecting a physical ethernet port to a VMware virtual switch?

I hope this is the correct place for this question. I thought about posting it to Super User first, but it seems to be more relevant to this place. Anyway, here goes: I need to connect a device ...