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Shrinking a preallocated VMDK

Have you checked if the disk is sparse or preallocated? If it's sparse, then you can follow the guide in the article already mentioned by John (defrag in Windows and then shrink using VMware Tools). ...
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How to migrate a VMWare vmdk to Proxmox 4.4 with local-lvm storage

That's a workaround for importing vmdk to proxmox vm. And that is what I've done. 1) You can as its as a lvm. You can look at https://www.howtoforge.com/linux_lvm about lvm. Brief structure; pv ...
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Converting Multiple VMware disk image to single disk image

It is certainly doable. Assume you have: vmdk-primary.vmdk vmdk-2.vmdk vmdk-3.vmdk Then do this: vmware-vdiskmanager.exe -r vmdk-primary.vmdk -t 0 combinedImage.vmdk The vmware-vdiskmanager.exe ...
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Windows XP can't install network drivers even in VMware

As someone who has more experience in this type of thing than I'd like, I'd advise you to see if you can buy the same or similar hardware as was running this thing previously in order to sidestep the ...
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How vCPUs are calculated?

Your vendor is selling you a simple story to explain something that can be complicated, but theirs is a bit off. For starters: Hyper Threading does not give you extra cores, it just abstracts task ...
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Workstation VM unable to start after import on ESXi

As another option, you can use StarWind V2V that also converts VMware Workstation VM image to ESXi one.
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Migration and maintenance of legacy ESXi VMs in read-only state

Do the professional thing and fix the existing server. It's also the path of least resistance. Anything else would be a major compromise or require more effort than should be necessary. Older HP ...
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Error in connecting to HyperV Server

Sounds like you dont have the required permissions to connect to Hyper-V. To quickly check it out, you can create 2 identical accounts with admin privileges on both client VM and Hyper-V and try again....
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Workstation VM unable to start after import on ESXi

VMware Workstation VMs are not compatible to ESXi. VMware Workstation uses different virtual hardware than ESXi. The easiest way is to convert the VM using VMware Converter.
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How can I put VMware VMs running on different computers on the same network?

If you can't use vlans, use a utility VM on each server connected to the main network and form a vpn tunnel. Then bridge the tunnel to the 2 virtual networks. This will work when you don't have ...
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Why does my ntpd not work?

As someone mentioned above, I think the main answer is incorrect. For VMWare, they explicitly recommend using NTP over VMWare tools in their timekeeping best practices for Linux Guests. In addition, ...
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How can I change the local IP a virtual machine in VmWare NAT DHCP?

I will assume you are using VMWare Workstation. You should be more specific about what you want and what's your setup, so it's easier to help. For example, you didn't post what you did to the ...
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Icons, toolbars, checkboxes and dialog windows are the wrong size in VMware guest OS

That's because you are using a high-dpi monitor and Windows set the scaling factor something greather than 100%. Open Settings -> System -> Display -> Scale and Layout -> set to 100%
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VMWare Workstation configure network adaptor to be 'Intel Networking'

You need to edit the .vmx file directly. Set ethernet0.virtualDev to the value e1000 to get an Intel E1000 network adapter. ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
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Create VHD file from a folder?

I believe the best way to proceed in your case would be: Create .VHDX with required size: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-create-and-set-vhdx-or-vhd-windows-10 Move all your files to a newly ...
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When shall I use linked vs full VM clones?

The linked clone is also faster to take, but you have to be careful when removing VMs - if you delete the base image for a given linked clone, that linked clone will die. I am a VirtualBox (happy) ...
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Limit VMware Virtual Ethernet bandwidth

In current versions of VMware Workstation, this can also be edited directly via the GUI: Click VM in the main menu of WMware Workstation with virtual machine running. Click the Preferences menu item. ...
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Insufficient free space: X extents needed, but only Y available

You can run grab all free spaces: lvextend /dev/vg_webserver/lv_root -l+100%FREE Following that you need to run: In case of xfs: xfs_growfs <partition> For ext4: resize2fs <partition>
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Windows 2000 Server on VMware Workstation is not booting

Redo files are set for differential disk type stuff (e.g. you have a "locked" source VMDK disk and one or more virtual machines that use that as a source and write their 'changes' to the Redo file ...
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slow vnc connection to a vmware workstation virtual machine

I've run VNC sessions over much less bandwidth (<1Mb/s) across links which should have much greater latency than your setup and found it quite usable. I don't think the network is your problem. "...
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Move a vm from Vmware Workstation 10 towards ESX

VMware workstation doesn't use the same format as ESXi for the Virtual Machines. They are similar, but the virtual hardware differs. That's why you can't just copy it over and start the VM. Use the ...
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Mounting NFS-server running in VM: Connection timed out

I have no clue why this problem happens in VMs, but if I mount with version 3 it works. mount -t nfs -o vers=3,nolock,proto=tcp nfsserver:/images /volume1/test Solution found, but not really ...
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Intermittent vSAN issue

This issue is resolved. Since I'm using Workstation and running clones the system UUID is not being generated as new and the same UUID is being used in all ESXi servers (which should not be the case ...
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Linux VM too slow (vmware) with a lot of resources available

The behavior you describe is often due to an overloaded disk subsystem. The uninterruptible yum update is a good indication that some processes (yum in this case) are in D state (deep sleep), meaning ...
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Why I can't navigate on Internet or ping external server after that I configured fixed IP on a Linux VM on VmWare?

With an IP address of 172.16.99.225 and a netmask of 255.255.255.0 your Gateway must be in the 172.16.99.0/24 range. 192.168.1.1 does not work here. Set it on DHCP, note the correct values and use ...
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Unable to upload a VM from VMware Workstation to Esxi

The .vmx files of ESXi and Workstation are not compatible. The recommended way to migrate a VM is to use the vCenter Converter. Don't let the name fool you, it's a free product.
Gerald Schneider's user avatar
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Unable to upload a VM from VMware Workstation to Esxi

Try to remove the following device as I don't think it compatible with vSphere. USB Controller Sound Card Printer
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Has anyone successfully booted to a local VM from a .VMDK downloaded from GCP

Ok so here is the scoop instead of adding a SCSI HDD, you have to add the .VMDK as an IDE HDD. It booted to linux login
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I can't use vmware on rdp win server error hyper-v

Nested virtualization is not supported for VMware in Azure virtual machines. Virtualization applications other than Hyper-V are not supported in Hyper-V virtual machines, and are likely to fail. This ...
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Unable to create an active directory inside windows server 2016 inside vmware workstation

Since you have VMware workstation, you can follow this step how to configure ADDS, you can also use this link Install Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server
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