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How may I Obtain a RHEL/CentOS in OVA Format?

My company has an internal cloud that provisions VMs either in an OpenStack (KVM) or a VMware (ESX) hypervisor. It already provides RHEL 6.4 on the KVM, but I've used up the max number of VMs from ...
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Can a VM swap to host main memory.?

While my developer machine has a lot of memory, my vmware VM is 32 bit only and needs some swap space. Can I make it to swap into the host memory? If so, is it possible to use compressed swap space ...
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Different ARP results between host and virtual machine

Recently, using VMWare Player, I have configured a Linux virtual machine on a Windows host. I set the network adapter to be a bridged network with the Replicate option checked. The IP address was on ...
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where to put some script to run before VM Suspend?

I have run one shell script before the vm suspend. How to do this? Where to put this shell script so that it will run before the VM suspend .
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How to execute some shell script before VM suspend?

I have created one Centos VM. And I have created some IP aliases. Once I suspend and resume the VM my IP aliases are all going down. So I just want to capture the aliases address before suspend and ...
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VMware VIX 1.13 on Ubuntu 12.04 not working [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and VMware VIX 1.13 (http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vix-api/) I'm had VMware VIX running on a machine and connecting just fine to our ESXi server, but we migrated ...
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Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory

I've installed VMWare Player 6.0.1 build - 1379776 on a Red Hat Enterprise linux Server release 6.1 Beta ( Santiago ). When I attempt to start my virtual machine, I get the following the error: ...
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Linux VM's disk went read-only = no choice but reboot?

I have several Linux VMs on VMware + SAN. What happened A problem occured on the SAN (failed path) so that for some time, there were I/O errors on the Linux VMs drives. When the path failover had ...
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How to make use of a real PCI modem in a Virtual Machine?

Is there a way where I can use my PCI modem in a virtual machine on an ubuntu 12.04 host box? I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on the host and I want to use my PCI modem on a guest virtual machine. Can ...
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Manually cloning a Live USB Arch distro to a VMware virtual disk

I installed Arch Linux on a pen drive with yumi, based on syslinux. I would like to test the USB distro in VMware. To speed up things I would like to clone the UFD as a VMware virtual disk (vmdk). ...
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Unable to run 'sudo chmod +w /etc/hosts'

I am logged into my remote VM (running out of ESXi) as user xyz. I wanted to change my /etc/hosts to add some network names that were not visible by default. I first tried to run sudo vi /etc/hosts ...
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Partclone error

I am trying to clone a disk in a VMware Machine The initial situation is: When cloning, I get the following error: Notes: The VM is bootstrapped with the Arch Linux ISO. sda is a physical ...
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How can I zero files out inside a VMware image file so that their space can be reclaimed?

is there a command on Linux to remove a file but zeroing it's contents first? so if i do, something like this: rm -rf /var/cache/pacman/pkg/* it would overwrite each file on that directory with 0 ...
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How to force the time and date settings to refresh from the internet?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS under vmWare. When I restart a suspended image, the system clock doesn't detect that the system time is out of date. In the Time and Date settings dialog, I've selected "...
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Is it possible to use a VMWare VDI as a proxy for SSH?

I'm currently working for a company with quite strict security measures. 90% of my work takes place on a Linux machine, but to access this machine I first have to connect to a VPN, access a Windows ...
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Mounting error while installing VM ware tools in Kali Linux

I'm new to Linux and I have installed Kali Linux on VM Workstation.I want to install the VM tools but when I click "install VMware tools" from the VM workstation menu I receive this error at the guest ...
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Boot my kernel in a Virtual Machine?

I'm learning now how to compile and boot linux kernels. Is there a way to boot kernels in a virtual machine, rather than messing my system? I use VMWare Workstation on Windows 8. Can I use that to ...
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Using archlinux on vmware error 8000

I have been playing around with Linux a bit and I wanted to try using Arch Linux so I downlaoded the .iso and I set up vmware player saying that it was another Linux 2.6x kernel. As soon as I launched ...
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Lightweight Linux to host VM

We're looking for a rather lightweight, but at the same time easy to configure Linux distribution, which would have just one job - to host a VM - one at a time (others would be just stored there). At ...
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Resize /home on CentOS vmware guest

I have a new vmware guest, let's say I want to extend it from 100 GB to 300 GB My question is how to insert all the 200gb into /home? Where can I start? df -h displays:
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Cloning USB drive in VMware with partclone

I created a virtual machine in VMware as follows: SCSI HDD 1 GB (Main for short) SCSI HDD 0.8 GB (UClone for short) SCSI HDD 4 GB as a physically plugged UFD (Uphys for short) Arch Linux ISO as ...
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Cannot access ubuntu server from other machines other than the machine which is hosting the virtual machine which is my ubuntu server [closed]

I created a ubuntu server on vmware. I am using it as a file server. I can access it if I am connecting through the machine which hosts the virtual machine. I am not able to do it from other machines ...
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about route table setting, and ssh between vmware

firstly i got 2 physical machines PC and notebook 1. under PC(WIN7, 192.168.1.2) have a VMWARE, VMWARE installed one solaris(172.168.1.50). I can use putty to access to solaris from PC. notebook(...
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vmtoolsd doesn't end after logout

There is a process 'vmtoolsd' /usr/bin/vmtoolsd -n vmusr left when a user logs out. I have to type root password to shutdown or restart because of this. How to prevent this from happening? And what ...
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vmware/Parallels and Backtrack 5

After endless hours of debugging and trying different things, I can't seem to get Backtrack 5 R3 to cooperate as guest OS on my OSX Lion host. What I'm trying to do is to setup BT as guest OS on my ...
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Restore a Linux backup on virtual machine

I have made a backup of my Linux OS in a bacukp.tgz, the OS is Centos 6.4. Now I want to create a new VMWare virtual machine from it. Do I first need to install Centos from CD or ISO, and then ...
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“vmware-installer: command not found” when trying to uninstall VMware Player

I am using fedora 16` and I need to uninstall VMware Player and VMware Workstation. I tried this: [root@Feddy non-admin]# vmware-installer --uninstall-product vmware-player bash: vmware-installer: ...
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How do I get shared folders working under Fedora 19 (guest) with open-vm-tools?

Fedora 19 includes the open-vm-tools package. This was installed by default under a VMware Fusion host. Everything works except for shared folders. I'd rather not install from source, since that ...
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Is VMWare causing my Linux host to lose network connectivity?

I recently upgraded to Xubuntu 13.04 from 12.10, which required uninstalling and reinstalling VMWare Player for Linux. Soon after (not exactly sure the timing) I lost network connectivity on my host ...
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64bit VM host environment for debian linux similar to VMware player on Wintel?

I have an Intel Core Duo i3-2100 running a flavour of Debian. I understand Virtual Box is x86-only so is there any similar open source Virtualisation environment that can host images like VMware ...
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Getting internet to Linux VM without being detected by Network

I'm trying to get internet to a Linux VM (Backtrack 5 on VMWare Workstation). Unfortunately I was told to not "bridge" the connection from the VM because it could be detected by our companies network ...
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vmblock on archlinux [duplicate]

I have intalled the open-vm-tools-modules package but the vmblock module is unavailable. I need the vmblock to make the copy and paste between the guest and host to work. Does anyone have any clue?
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VMWare tools on arch linux

I have a arch linux installed on a vmware player virtual machine. I'm trying to install the open-vmware-tools. I have already installed but it is not working and everytime I boot the system I get the ...
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The VM with Kali Linux hangs

I have downloaded the newest Back Track version "Kali Linux" as a VM image. I run it using my VM Workstation latest build. First time I visited Youtube to play some videos it asked me to download ...
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Can't boot after installing FreeBSD in VMware Workstation

I'm trying to install FreeBSD 9.1-i386 in VMware Workstation. I'm following the guide in the manual on freebsd.org to do this. When I come to the partitioning part I use the guided setting and it ...
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Bactrack5 + VMWare + GNOME Fail

When I attempt to run any of the preinstalled GUI apps with startx it fails to run and terminates with the output failed to load module "vmwgfx" (module does not exist, 0)" Followed by ...xterm... ...
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Install vmware-tools using yum in vmware fusion

I added vmware-tools repo [1] to my virtual CentOS box. What is the exact set of packages I have to install? The rationale is to be able to update vmware-tools using yum. Environment: Host OS: Mac ...
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What's using all of the memory in my VM? It's not the disk cache

I have an issue where when I try to build a really large project, my machine starts swapping (several GB) even though there's plenty of memory (14 GB in fact). When I run free, it shows that it's not ...
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New harddrive does not show up in /dev

I am trying to add a second (unformatted) IDE hard drive to a QNX 6.4.1 VM (hosted through vmware's vSphere). Unfortunately, there is no entry for the drive in /dev (I think this is called an ...
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Install the same 64-bit packages as a 32-bit Xubuntu installation

I have been using a virtual machine (Xubuntu 12.10, with VMWare on a windows host) for all my programming work, which I am trying to transition from a 32-bit install to a 64-bit install. I am hoping ...
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Kernel headers for VMware tools

I tried to compile VMware tools on my server. I compiled the kernel myself, I didn't use RPM. As VMware tools needs the kernel header files, I executed the following command in my kernel folder source:...
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Everything works except Fedora

I'm taking an Operating Systems class online for college. It requires us to have a copy of Fedora 13, provided by our instructor, running on a virtual machine. On my machine, it boots to a message ...
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How to merge a Windows 8 install with a Linux Mint, two different disks, same computer

I have Windows 8 on a disk drive that I removed from my PC. I then installed Linux Mint on a new disk drive. I would like to place the Windows 8 install, from the original disk, back on to the new ...
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Is there a way to find out how many instances of the root user are logged into a Linux machine?

We have a handful of users that login to our Linux virtual machine as root either through the vSphere client or through SSH and I want to see if there is a way to tell if multiple root users are ...
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Which Gentoo profile?

I'm installing Gentoo as a guest on a VMware virtual machine on an iMac host. I'm asked to select a profile and the list has 22 options. [1] default/linux/amd64/10.0 [2] default/linux/amd64/10.0/...
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VMware mouse occasionally held down (cannot “unclick”, left mouse stops working, grab ungrab)

I have Debian 6.0.6 on vmware player. I notice once in a while the mouse just selects everything - like starting from some point to wherever my mouse is currently at. I can't unselect or press any ...
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How to mount a virtual disk in Linux (on VMWare)

I am running Ubuntu 10.04.4 thru VMWare Workstation. I added a second virtual hard disk drive, which is found under /dev/sdb , as shown below How do you mount this to anywhere? (e.g. /mnt/sdb). ...
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Is it possible to install KVM On A VMWare virtual machine? If so, what are the steps?

I want to understand how to use KVM in CenTOS. At the moment, all I have is a VMWare ESX 5.x server to use. Is there a way to get KVM working on a system that is running on VMWare? Essentially, a ...
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“Access denied” when logging to Solaris virtual machine using ssh

I have got a Solaris 10 on a VMware virtual machine in Windows. This is what I did: 1) Installed PuTTY. 2) Checked whether ssh is running or or not in my Solaris desktop as below: bash-3.00# ps ...
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Limit disk buffer usage in SLES 11SP2 to allow more efficient memory overcommit on esxi host

When running VMs on an ESXi host, you can overcommit the memory. Example: host == 20GB physical RAM The amount of RAM allocated to each VM is VM1 == 10gb VM2 == 10gb VM3 == 10gb VM4 == 10gb The ...