Questions tagged [vmware]

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How to get to recovery mode if grub screen does not appear?

I cannot login my Ubuntu12.04 (which is VM running on OSX using VMWARE FUSION 6) because I have changed permission of /tmp for some purpose before rebooting the machine. Thus I tried to boot Ubuntu ...
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Make one VNC server appear as two displays in RHEL

I have a VNC server running in virtual mode in RHEL and I am viewing it on a PC which has two screens. I can make the server use both of my screens by setting the resolution large enough: xrandr -s ...
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*REAL* zerofree equivalent for btrfs

is there any zerofree equivalent for btrfs ? and please don't give me sfill or cat /dev/zero >/tmp/file, this is not the same thing at all, be cause Zerofree finds the unallocated, non-zeroed blocks, ...
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snapshot linux vmware guest from within vm

Is it possible for a Linux VM guest to request that the host make a snapshot of itself, using just the open-vm-tools suite. I see references that seem to indicate that it's possible, no examples. My ...
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Linux (on Vmware) keeps timing out instantly when not doing any network activity

I have recently installed Kali Linux flavor of Linux as a virtual machine in my Windows 7 Host. After setting up the Linux, I opened VM -> Removable Devies -> Network Adapter -> Settings and ...
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How is resolv.conf maintained when there are two network cards?

I have a Debian Wheezy VMware virtual machine guest with two network cards. One is in bridged mode and has access to the internet. The other is in host-only mode and does not. Some process, perhaps ...
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traceroute only shows first hop

I'm trying to use traceroute on a VMware guest Linux machine, and this is the result : traceroute to 172.217.9.228 (172.217.9.228), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets 1 10.10.0.1 183.499 ms 193.008 ms ...
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VMware Workstation guests NAT adapters always got the same IP address

I'm on Windows and created three Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop virtual machines using VMware Workstation. This is my NAT and custom host-only network configuration. This is my guest VM's network adapters. As ...
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XScreenSaver idle time gets reset periodically without input

I'm trying to track idle time using arbtt on a VM running Ubuntu 18.04 (using i3 on X11). arbtt uses the XScreenSaver protocol extension to get the time since the last input event, which seems to get ...
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keyctl disables VMVware CPU

I'm having a little difficulty in understanding how keyctl operates, specifically the request2 function. As I understand it, request2 will attempt to search for the given string, and if found return ...
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How to share a DHCP Server(Debian) that is created on VMware to other PC in the same switch

I've created a dhcp server(in Debian) on VMware. When I launch a new virtual machine on the same computer it works fine, it receives an IP address from the DHCP server. But how to connect other ...
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Unknown bridge gets recreated after reboot on Ubuntu 15.04@VMWare

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 on VMWare. For the last couple of days I have the issue that I have a "magic" network bridge: I never created this bridge and therefore I tried to delete it with the ...
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CentOS7 on VMware: How to reach Docker service from Host

I want to access the guests docker services via browser with IP:port/service. For example, I'm running a RabbitMQ, which I want to check. Unfortunately I get a ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED, when trying to ...
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Fedora 20 VMware Setup “C Headers” Error?

On Fedora 20, VMware installed without any issues however upon running I was greeted with a prompt asking me to give the path for Kernal Headers (Version: 3.19.8-100.fc20.x86_64). I gave the path ...
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Using raw physical hard disk in virtual machine, with smart capability and true model number seen

Is it possible to add an entire physical hard disk to a VM, and inside the VM see the hard disk for what it truly is? In VMware Workstation 11.1, if I add a hard disk choosing SCSI, with "Use a ...
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Map a Linux VM's block device to its vmdk file on the vmware datastore

For development and staging purposes, I must frequently create clones of individual virtual harddisks (vmdk container) and move/deploy them into some other system. While I have been able to hack a ...
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General way of debugging vmware mouse issues in X11

I run a virtual vmware archlinux installation, and constantly have problems with mouse grab/ungrab. At some point it was fixed by commenting out pointer lines in 10-evdev config, but on every update ...
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KeePassX Global Autotype corrupting keys when used with VMware

I'm running VMWare Workstation on Arch Linux with KeePassX set to use ALT + "A" as a global auto-type keybinding. Prior to running VMware, KeePassX works great. When VMware releases the keyboard from ...
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Multiple virtual interfaces all bridged to eth0

I'm following this tutorial for setting up bridged a bridged Ethernet interface using uml-utilities and bridge-utils and it works for 2 interfaces but no more than 2. What I'm trying to achieve is ...
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Swap on video ram in a VM

I have a very small VM running in a cloud with only 512 MB ram. I read, it is possible to use the video card as swap as descriped here: Graphics cards contain a lot of very fast RAM, typically ...
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My Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't have sound

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware workstation version 10.0.0 on my Windows 7 machine. After installing I figured out that it doesn't have any sound so I checked the sound settings. All items seem to ...
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Why VMware DHCP persists getting offline?

I am trying to set up a SSH server in my remote machine which is running Windows 7 on it currently. So first I set up a Oracle VirtualBox but it did not work for me properly. Then I decided to go with ...
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LVM issue with VM - Physical disk not present

Am trying to troubleshoot an issue that has arisen during a DR test and admit from the outset that LVMs are not my forte. We have a RHEL6 VM running on ESXi 5.1. We are using a LUN to LUN ...
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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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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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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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How can I renew lease when it kept printing eth0 lease expired x seconds ago?

My guest VM cannot get an IP address from my host. It keeps printing: eth0: lease expired x seconds ago I've tried to start dhclient -r and dhclient and restart eth0 to no avail, see here for more. ...
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Smallest linux distribution for PPTP VPN server (poptop)?

I want to run Poptop, an Open Source PPTP Server for Linux. I need the smallest possible GNU/Linux distribution which I can install in VMware Workstation 8 and which will be able to support this ...
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QNX 7 (virtual machine) font in vmware player 15 is too small

I have Ubuntu 16.04 where I have QNX7 as a virtual machine running in Vmware player 15. My problem is that the font is so small in the virtual machine. I have tried different display resolution in ...
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Single/Continuous shot in Pylon Viewer in Debian installed on VMWare

I want to do "single/continuous shot" using Pylon Viewer (version 5.2) in Debian 10 which is installed on VMWare. My host is windows 10. On the host side everything works fine. I enabled "Jumbo ...
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How to identify the disks of a Linux virtual machine in VMware vSphere 6

I have a virtualized RHEL7 server with vsphere 6, I need to remove some virtual disks from vCenter that are presented to my virtual machine (rhel server) that are no longer being used by the operating ...
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How to solve gptboot: No /boot/loader on 0:ad(0p2) issue while installing Freebsd?

I have installed FreeBSD 12.0 in vmware virtual machine. After installaion, I am getting below error while booting. gptboot: No /boot/loader on 0:ad(0p2) gptboot: No /boot/kernel/kernel on 0:ad(0p2) ...
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VMware doesn't recognize the path to linux-headers on Kali linux

I want install WMware 15, first problem, not found gcc-7.3, I resolved. But now WM don't found Header 4.18.0.-Kali3-amd64, but if I tape "uname -r" I find 4.18.0-kali3-amd64... I don't know where ...
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CentOS 7 in vmware, console text too small for retina display

I've just installed centos 7.5 in vmware, also installed vmtoolsd and shared folder works. But the console text is simply too small: Any ideas? In Xorg I can set DPI but what about console?
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How to boot OpenWRT on VMware Fusion from .img file?

I have VMware Fusion 10. I have created VM with Other Linux 3.x kernel. I have downloaded OpenWRT OS image openwrt-18.06.1-x86-64-combined-ext4.img My question is how can I boot my OpenWRT OS from ...
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Linux Mint 18.3 upgraded to 19 - Screen now distorts with open-vm-tools-desktop

Except this singular issue, everything works wonderfully. I already tried apt-get purge open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-desktop but it didn't help. This is what I'm seeing after upgrading. The Y ...
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Issue in finding modules to change directory service type of ESXI host to Active Directory using ansible

I am facing issue in finding modules to join ESXI host to Active Directory. I have comes across few modules like win_domain_membership like below. But it is not working out for ESXi host. Please help ...
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Start Vmware tools in Centos

I have build and installed vmtools from source in my bit Centos 7, but have no idea how to make it run. I have files in /usr/local/bin : VGAuthService vmware-checkvm vmware-hgfsclient ...
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Mounting a 4tb lvm in Centos 7 keeps saying not enough space on device

I have a Centos 7 vm that won't boot, the journalctl says *failed to mount /sysroot. Dependency failed for Initrd Root File System. Dependency failed for Reload Configuration from the Real Root * ...
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Making a SCO UNIX ISO

I'm using SCO UNIX system and I want to copy this OS to Window 10 by VMware. Is it possible to make an ISO of SCO and use it in VMware without installing SCO again in VMware?
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CENTOS:Problems accesing to a remote machine port

I was trying to access to a specified port of remote machine from my CENTOS machine and I am not able to connect. If I write telnet remote_machine 666 I have no response. The client machine is a ...
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SANE scanner access from inside a VM?

I'm using Arch inside VMware, and trying to connect to a Canon P-208 scanner. I know this scanner to be supported, it has an entry in /etc/sane.d/canon_dr.conf, but it shows up as: $ scanimage -L ...
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vmware centos7 disk full?

I have already executed reboot, why is my disk still full? OS: CentOS7 at vmware df -h [root@localhost swoole_http_server]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/...
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In the VMware I add the second NIC to the VM, why the directory network-scripts/ do not generate the ifcfg-eno33554984?

In the VMware workstation, I have a VM(CentOS 7.2). Before, I only have one NIC for the VM; it used the NAT network model. I configured the IP for the NIC in VM, and it works fine. But I added ...
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tcpdump show incoming traffic that is never caught by netcat

We have a vm centos 5.x in a vmware infra that works fine. It has 2 nics and some traffic coming from outside to one of the nic's ip on port UDP 514 and 516. I see with tcpdump the traffic coming ...
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How to start the 'vmmon' kernel module in Mac? VMware Fusion fails to start VM after inactivity

So if I don't open up a VM in awhile and decide to finally start one up, VMware Fusion tells me that it cannot load the kernel module 'vmmon'. I usually always have to restart my system to fix this ...
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high cpu usage when executing scripts on rhel 7 VM coming from rngd

I'm moving a physical server to a VM (rhel 7.3) and while running a fairly basic script I noticed that CPU usage was very high for what I was executing. After a little investigation I found that if I ...
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TCP parameters SACK and Window scaling do not change on Ubuntu 16.04

I want to turn off SACK and window scaling options in TCP in Ubuntu 16.04 running in a VMware virtual machine on windows 10. I am actually sending some packets through my Ubuntu to an embedded device ...
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Can't ssh to my local VM (timeout)

I'm using an old redhat virtual machine with VMware Player. I used to be able to connect it using PuTTY, but for some reason now I can't. Here's what I do: I use ifconfig to get the ip address I ...
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Incorrect used memory result by snmp hrSWRunPerfMem

We have few Esxi 5.0 server (with 64GB memory in each srvr) & snmp is enabled. As per my research there is no oid for used/available memory OID, it have only hrMemorySize.0. Therefore in order ...