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A desktop virtualization solution offered by VMware, for Windows and Linux hosts.

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VMWare VM does not see a Shared Folder

My OS Windows, I have VMWare and VM with Ubuntu 21.10 inside. All works fine. But I'd like to have a Shared folder to exchange files. I have created in Windows the folder: SharedUFolder. Then go to VM ...
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VMWare: The private IPs of my Virtual machines configured on NAT still perfectly visible on host machine

I have 2 virtual machines configured and running on VMWare (Ubuntu and Kali). Both these machines are attached have a single network interface configured on VMWare which is the NAT interface. From my ...
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In Clash's TUN mode(simliar to VPN), how to prohibit VMware virtual machines go through the host proxy

Because of some requirements, I am using Clash's TUN mode for the global proxy of the host (which is similar to VPN), but I don't want the virtual machine to go through the proxy. I want the machine ...
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"Unable to connect to the MKS: Too many socket connect attempts" when trying to launch a virtual machine in VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.1

I am trying to launch a virtual machine in VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.1. Host: Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. Guest: Microsoft Windows 10. I get the error message "Unable to connect to the MKS: ...
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How to set the clipboard sharing mode to one-way only in vmware workstation/player

I noticed that VMware's clipboard sharing is a two-way sharing, but because I often run dangerous software in the virtual machine, I don't want the dangerous software inside the virtual machine to ...
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Does VM share resources (CPU cores/memory) with its host machine?

In my VMWare player/Virtualbox only has one VM. if I allocated 8 processors to this VM but it only use 2 processors when running, are the other 6 processors free to be used by the host? Or the 8 ...
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Application goes off screen when switching workstations in virtual environment

We use an application at my workplace that displays as a banner across the top of the screen. This app is always on top and it "pushes" the desktop icons and other applications down below it....
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VMware workstation Processor Optimization

My i5 processor has 4 cores and 4 threads, when running centos 7 VM on VMware workstation 16.2 with the following CPU configuration:- Number of processors 1 Number of cores per processor: 4 or Number ...
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Disable restart shortcut in VMWare?

I have set Ctrl-Alt-Win to be my hotkey for getting out of a VM and into the host. This works fine. Unfortunately, sometimes when I switch between the VM and the host and want to refresh a browser, I ...
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VM stopped working - The content ID of the parent virtual disk does not match the corresponding parent content ID in the child

I have a virtual machine on VMware workstation, that stopped working after I tried to mount the vmdk file to a virtual disk with imDisk tools, the filesystem was not recognized and I accidentally ...
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Which is more important Ram or Cpu a typical win 10 vm

Problem Statement I am currently running a win 10 vm locally on vmware. This guest os is used for sole development purposes. Mostly running eclipse, vscode and dbeaver along with some Firefox tabs. ...
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What are the VMware's vm.scoreboard files?

Basically the same ask as from here: I see a few new files beside usual guest file: vm.scoreboard vm-1.scoreboard vm-2.scoreboard etc. What are they? The answer there doesn't make sense to me: ...
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Failed to start LSB: This service starts and stops VMware services

Have upgraded Ubuntu-18.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS using below commands on command line. $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get upgrade --yes $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade --yes Upgrade finished successfully. ...
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Moving VMware's virtual machine to another host

Currently I am running a virtual machine created by VMware Workstation 16 Player (free version) on a laptop that I have been using for 5-6 years. Recently, my laptop is starting to shows signs that it ...
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VMware Workstation Player allows Nested VM option on my RHEL machine, but not my Kali Machine

I have two virtual machines on my VMware workstation 16 player. Kali-Linux-2021.3-vmware-amd64 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 64-bit. In the edit virtual machine settings page after clicking ...
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VMWare Workstation NAT Service crashes after Windows update

Usual story. Installed Windows updates and then after a reboot all my VMs in VMware Workstation 15 lost network connectivity. I checked and VMWare NAT service was disabled: But then if I try to start ...
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How can I share my virtual machine (Ubuntu)'s VPN connection with the host (Windows)?

My configuration: Host: Microsoft Windows. Guest: Ubuntu, connected to a VPN server. Hypervisor: Vmware Workstation Pro. How can I configure my virtual machine (guest: Ubuntu) so that the host (...
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VMware Authentication Service missing

After updating to Vmware Workstation 16.2.0, I'm missing the VMware Authentication Service. Error Message: VMware Workstation cannot connect to the virtual machine. Make sure you have rights to run ...
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How can i mount windows drive to LInux VM for Docker volumes

I have windows Host and external Drive Data I have create Ubuntu VM and using vmware shared folders i am accessing Data drive in /data I want to use that folder for all docker volumes Problem is ...
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Trying to pass through a sound card to a windows 10 vm

I am using VMware Workstation 16. The host computer is Also Windows 10 x64 VM is Windows 10 x64. The sound card I am trying to pass through is a Focusrite 2i2 Gen2. It's important for me to get ASIO ...
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VMWare Workstation Connect VM to internet through SOCKS5

How can I connect a VM in VMWare Workstation to the internet through a proxy of type SOCKS5 ? The host OS is Windows, while the guest OS is linux/ubuntu. P.S. I need it to be configured OUTSIDE guest; ...
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EVE-ng has not ip address on its interface

I previously worked with EVE-ng. But today when I power on it, it does not have an IP address on its interface. What are the reasons for that? I attached a screenshot of Eve-ng on VMware. VMWare ...
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How to share VmWare machine via command line?

I've just transferred a VM to a server (running Debian) that runs VmWare Workstation and I want to start it. In order to do so I need to share it thus making it available for remote access. Given that ...
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Why do the VM files on the host keep growing in size?

There is a VM with VMware Workstation. The files on the host keep growing and the physical disk runs out of space. I don't know why this is happening. The guest OS still has ~100GB free space. I ...
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No operating System found in Vmware workstation 16 for Solaris 11 in MX Linux

I have downloaded the Solaris 11 testing ISO from the official Solaris download page; I wanted to try out a Unix-based operating system. I have downloaded the ISO from this link. I have created a ...
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BSOD when attempting to start Windows 10 Enterprise VM

I'm running into what I think is a fairly unusual error. I am setting up a new Windows 10 VM on my laptop (an Acer Aspire 5, more specs available if needed). However I am running into a BSOD on my ...
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Virtualized Intel VT-x/EPT is not supported on this platform. Continue without virtualized Intel VT-x/EPT?

I am running windows 11 and VMware workstation 16. I need to do virtualization anyhow to run "Qubes OS". My pc supports it. I tried all ways of internet even turning off and on hyper v. I ...
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VM files on physical disk have taken up too much space. How to shrink? [duplicate]

I have a single VM on a physical disk. The physical disk now has 0 free space but inside the guest OS, there is ~50GB free. The guest can start for a short time but then Workstation quickly gives the ...
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Getting a, “The file specified is not a virtual disk. Cannot open the disk xxxx or one of the snapshot disks it depends on” in Vmware Workstation

I am running Windows 10 using VMware Workstation 16 on my Window 10 Laptop. All was well until I put my VM into suspended mode and then put my computer to sleep for the night. Once I booted it up it ...
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Vmware Workstation - The file specified is not a virtual disk. Cannot open the disk xxxx or one of the snapshot disks it depends on

I am running Windows 10 using VMware Workstation 16 on my Window 10 Laptop. All was well until I put my VM into suspended mode and then put my computer to sleep for the night. Once I booted it up it ...
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Scaling guest OS resolution in VMWare Workstation

I have try to find answer the question: may I use resolution bigger than maximum resolution i have on the host without the appearance of the side and bottom slider in window guest OS. And how it does ...
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A VM box which auto reverts to a saved state automatically on power loss or shutdown

So I can't seem to find much online about how to do this, but essentially I'd like to be able to have a Virtual Machine box (could be either VirtualBox, VM Ware or maybe something else), which would ...
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VMWare player on debian host fails to update

I've had VMWare Workstation Player 15 (and then recently 16) runnning on my Debian 11 for about 2.5 years now, and updating either Player or Tools has never worked. The error thrown is a string ...
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When should I use VMware V-sphere, when should I use workstation?

I have read multiple answers related to cases where people wondered whether to dual boot or make VMs. I kind of gotten a sense that VMing is more appreciated than to dual boot, the disadvantages of ...
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Windows is not running in a VMware Vitual Machine

I am trying to use Windows 10 (and also the leaked Windows 11) in a Virtual Machine but if I try to run the Virtual Machine it just stops working (it shows me "Press any key to bot from CD/DVD&...
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Downgrade hardware compatibility

I need to run VMware virtual machine that was created on on VMware version 16 in VMware workstation 15. Is it possible to convert virtual machine in order to run it on lower version workstation?
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VMware workstation access device behind virtual adapter in VM from other VM

I feel like this is is gonna be an odd one but i'm trying to see if the following is possible, I've got a device at ip 169.254.11.22 behind a virtual ethernet adapter inside a VMWare (VMWare ...
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How to use hardware virtualization?

I have used hardware assisted virtualization in over a year now. The difference in performance is huge. But last week is stop working. This is critical as I spend most of my workday in VmWare ...
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VMWARE Player Kernel-Headers

I downloaded VMware-Player-16.1.2-17966106.x86_64.bundle from VMware website. I followed Arch wiki guide to Install and run because, I use Arch . I downloaded all the necessary packages including ...
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How to put all VM-specific logs and snapshots into individual directories?

VirtualBox uses the directories Logs and Snapshots to store corresponding content and I like that approach pretty much. Instead, VMware stores multiple logs with their rotated files in the root ...
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How do I get a VM to run software that can't run on VMs?

I am using a windows 10 image for the VM. The application I am trying to run is Octoplus Samsung Tool. I tried a youtube fix. This was pulling up registry editor and editing HKEY_Local_Machine>...
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Disable confirmation whether I copied or moved a VM in VMware

Is it possible to configure either a VM or VMware globally in such a way that it won't prompt me whether I moved or copied the VM? This is the confirmation dialog I am interested in getting rid of: ...
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VMware Workstation 16 display issue

I'm using VMware Workstation 16.1.2 build-17966106 and I have problems with my displays. I'm using two displays for working so I choose the monitor layout for two displays. But VMware switches back to ...
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Network connection disappears in VMWare Workstation 16 Player spontaneously

I have Ubuntu 18.04 host, running Windows 10 guest with VMWare Workstation 16 Player version 16.1.2. My problem is that I'm unable to get a stable internet connection. I have tried two setups, NAT and ...
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How to configure pfSense as a simple router

I’m working with pfSense 2.5.1 and VMWare Workstation Pro 16. I’m trying to configure a pfSense vm as a simple router (no firewalling or other stuff) with three NICs: em0 = WAN (it is natted) em1 = ...
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pfSense + VMWare WS + Bridged = (DUP!) ping packets

I’m making some experiments using pfSense 2.5.0 and VMWare Workstation 16 on a Windows 10 Pro host machine, trying to create some network environments for study purposes. If I set the pfSense WAN ...
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How to shutdown vm from vnet gracefully?

I use VMware Workstation Pro with one DC vm and three ordinary vms. All vms are located in the one domain and in the one virtual network. Virtual adapters are used in order to connect vm into vnet. My ...
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How to connecth VM with Host while using VPN on host machine

I'm trying to connect Virtual Machine with Host (I use VMWARE) while using VPN in host machine. When the VPN is off, I can ping my network adapters, it works fine. As soon as I turn VPN ON I can't ...
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Host won't go to sleep while VMWare Workstation 16 Player is running

Sometime this year after I updated to version 16, VMWare Player will no longer allow my host Windows 10 PC to go to sleep while the program is running. Is there a setting I can change to allow this? ...
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VMware Workstation does not support nested virtualization on this host. Module 'HV' power on failed. Failed to start the virtual machine

I am trying to run Windows 10x64 on my VMware Workstation 16 Pro (16.1.1 build-17801498) with "virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT" checked (its needed for my assignment) but i keep getting the error :...
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