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VMware software provides a completely virtualized set of hardware to the guest operating system.

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Cannot open virtual machine in VMware

The VMware I used is VMware® Workstation 14 Pro 14.1.5 build-10950780 The VMware I used is VMware® Workstation 14 Pro 14.1.5 build-10950780 I was using Ubuntu 18.04 in VMware. Maybe last time I didn'...
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How to get a free license key for VMWare FUSION Pro?

Downloaded VMware FUSION Pro 12 on Mac. On the load page, these is a "Get a Free License Key" button. After click the button it redirected to this page: https://www.vmware.com/try-vmware....
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ESXi Vmkernel - Error when reading/writing to/from SSD and HDD what's the reason?

Having renting a dedicated server that was used for ESXi and further virtual machines deployment by outsource team including all vSphere HyperVisor management from their side, I have encountered with ...
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Ctr+click with a trackpad accessing Windows 10 via VMWare using a Mac

Apologies for the exhausting title. I'll get straight to the specifics. I'm trying to ctrl+click on a cross referenced word in a word doc so that I can make sure the reference is linked correctly. ...
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How can I, Zerofree or otherwise, reclaim space from deleted files on a Linux VM under VMware?

I have a VMware Player Linux Mint VM under Windows 10, and I want to free up space from files that I deleted but are still part of the disk file. Existing discussion suggests that Zerofree, followed ...
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Components required for building Virtual Lab using VMWare ESXI

I am looking for hardware specifications required for setting up a virtual lab. I am planning to host 40-60 machines up & would to run them 24x7. I'm currently looking at purchasing my first ...
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In Type-1 hypervisor architecture, how are calls to hardware made?

When using a type-1 hypervisor, I want to understand few things better. Does the hypervisor give direct control of the requested hardware to the guest? Things like allocation of number of CPU cores, ...
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“VMware Player does not support nested virtualization on this host” with Hyper-V off

I can't run a virtual machine I need for an IOS development. It was working in the past on the same machine, I think -from the comment I read here and there- that this is because I used WSL that uses ...
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ESXi WebClient has all guest options grayed out

I can't shutdown, or restart or anything else from Guest OS options. Under general information it says VMware tools is installed but not running. From inside the VM, I cant find any traces of VMware ...
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Virtual machines suspension stages

I have VMWare Workstation Pro 15.x installed on Windows 10 Pro x64. The guest operating system is Ubuntu 20.04.1 x64. I was wondering and looking for literature/docs regarding the stages of suspension....
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VMware Ubuntu VM disk size was set to 512GB, but the VM only thinks it has 21GB [duplicate]

I am using VMware Fusion v11.5.5 on a MacBook. The guest OS is Ubuntu 64-bit 18.04. I tried to increase the disk size to 512GB from the VM Hard Disk settings, however the Ubuntu VM thinks it only has ...
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Adding Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to vmware

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS as a virtual machine along with Windows 10 on my Lenovo Legion Y540. Recently I installed VMware Workstation Player and I wanted to use Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with VMware ...
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Is there a legal way to run a *permanent* second Windows 10 in a VMware VM on Windows 10?

Let me explain. I bought a Windows 10 Pro license for a hefty sum when it was released. I've used it on my one and single computer ever since, downloading the latest ISO from Microsoft each time I ...
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Arguments/options to programs launched from Chrome

I often have to launch the VMware Horizon client from a link inside the web-portal of my workplace, however, this launches the Horizon client with default options (specifically in multi-monitor mode, ...
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start a VMWare workstation VM in a minimized window

Running VMWare Workstation on Windows 10 I use vmrun.exe to start a VM (.vmx file), this works but the VM is always displayed in maximized window on the host. I need a VM to start in minimized window, ...

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