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Attention VMware experts: Seeking 2nd opinion on this proposed build

I put together a proposed build for a white box ESXi 6.0 host. The last time I did something like this, I found out (too late) that the on-board SATA controller was incompatible with ESXi. So I’d like someone to verify that I’m not doing something stupid this time. [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Jun 14, 2016 - 13 answers

How to identify mystery "click-clock" sound on MacBook Pro (OSX10.11.2)

My 2011 15" MacBook Pro makes occasional "click-clock" sounds when I'm doing things. It sounds like the sound-effect of a radio button being changed or some other innocuous event, but it happens when I'm doing something else in another window (or even on another screen). It's not a sound I ever hear when I'm actually doing something that causes the sound. How can I figure out what it is? [more inside]
posted by spacewrench on Jan 8, 2016 - 12 answers

VMWare: When using VPN my keyboard pretends I'm crazy

New laptop, windows 8.1. No issues. Except when I use my company's VPN through VMWare (Windows 7). Unpredictably, but often, it acts like I'm pressing the C button. But I'm not! [more inside]
posted by Ms. Next on Mar 28, 2014 - 5 answers

No Oracle Database 11g for Mac!

Need a cloud-based Windows virtual environment, preferably free. Recommendations? Other suggestions? Let me have it! [more inside]
posted by ApathyGirl on Jan 8, 2014 - 10 answers

Remapping Mac right alt --> Windows right ctrl

Running Windows 7 in VMware Fusion on OS X Mountain Lion. Is there a way to remap my right alt/option key so that it behaves like a right ctrl key in Windows, especially in Office? In other words, can I remap my Mac right command key to be an alt key in Windows and the Mac right alt/option key to be a ctrl key? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Oct 23, 2013 - 5 answers

Help choosing a virtualization solution

Choosing between virtualization solutions for server migration (VMware & Microsoft Hyper-V) when we know nothing about either product? [more inside]
posted by MeProxy on Sep 21, 2012 - 8 answers

Create VMware virtual compatible image from old Vista boot disk. Help please.

Create VMware virtual compatible image from old Vista boot disk. Help please. [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Sep 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Help connect my XP virtual machine to a local network to save my back!

How can I connect my Windows XP Virtual Machine (bootcamp partition) to my office network over wifi? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Jul 11, 2011 - 7 answers

USB headset with physical multiplexer/switch

USB headset with a physical switch that enables speakers. OS X. Can I (my employer) buy such a thing? [more inside]
posted by sbutler on Jun 30, 2011 - 5 answers

VMWare, Windows, Apple...

Installed VMWare Fusion 3.0 on a Mac. Now want to install Windows 7 on the Mac as a virtual machine. Here comes the confusing part. [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Apr 7, 2011 - 6 answers

lubuntu? xubuntu? opensuse? aargh

Linuxfilter: I need to run a linux distro -- any one -- via vmware player on an ancient laptop running XP. Please recommend! [more inside]
posted by swimmingly on Jan 6, 2011 - 13 answers

iLife on PC

I want to use iPhoto and some of the other iLife software, but I don't want to buy a Mac. Can I run this software effectively using software such as VMWare on my Windows 7 PC? [more inside]
posted by lemur on Nov 25, 2010 - 13 answers

Desktop virtualization software

I have a computer (Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit, 6GB RAM, i5-760 processor) on which I want to run various virtual machines. Help me decide what software to choose. [more inside]
posted by expialidocious on Oct 27, 2010 - 15 answers

Using VMware to put 20 users on a Windows home server instead of the normal <10 limit

Is there any problem with using VMware to run a 2nd copy of windows home server on a WHS with 2 separate licenses for 20 users? [more inside]
posted by cheesyburgercheese on Oct 27, 2010 - 4 answers

Is there virtual machine software that plays nicely with dual monitors?

Is there virtual machine software that plays nicely with dual monitors? [more inside]
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards on Oct 3, 2010 - 9 answers

FSL and Linux installation

I need help (via chat if possible) - I'm trying to install FSL on Linux (in a Windows environment via VMware) and running into some snags. I'm very new to Linux but overall a competent computer user. I'm stuck trying to configure it & bring up the gui.
posted by sociolibrarian on Sep 4, 2010 - 4 answers

How Can I Make a VMWare VM from a Laptop Using SEE?

How might I be able to make a VMWare VM for Fusion Desktop using the VMWare converter with a WinXP laptop protected by Symantec Endpoint Encryption? The VM I made using default settings crashes at the point I'm entering my SEE credentials with a memory error.
posted by mph on Aug 20, 2010 - 1 answer

Best tiny unix for serving Java servlets?

Recommendations for a tiny Unix distro for serving servlets and nothing else. [more inside]
posted by bonaldi on Jun 1, 2010 - 9 answers

Seeking advice on an unsupported SQL Server upgrade

Can I switch the SQL Server inside a VMWare appliance to a license-fee-free edition without undue pain? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on May 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Can Windows OEM run in a virtual machine?

I want to use Windows 7 in VMWare Fusion on my Mac. Can I use an OEM package or am I obligated to buy a full license? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Feb 19, 2010 - 2 answers

misbehaving macbook using windows

My recently purchased 13'' Macbook Pro has been behaving strangely. [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Sep 8, 2009 - 7 answers

Windows XP licensing and VMWARE

Windows XP licenses and VM Ware, can I reuse the same XP instance? [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Jul 13, 2009 - 10 answers

Unibody Mac - 15" - How well does it run other O/S?

So, I am in the market for a new laptop and am looking at all kinds of options. I'd like something that's going to allow me to continue to support my Windows clients, and one that's also going to allow me to virtualize other operating systems. I am considering many options, including Macs. I am curious: For those of you who have a 15" Macbook Unibody that run virtual guest O/S via VMWare Fusion, how does it perform? How much RAM did you need? How is the Mac performance when running a virtual O/S? How does the short 900 pixel resolution affect your ability to run Windows apps? What about Ubuntu or Fedora with VMWare Fusion? What about Vista or even Windows 7? Any and all stories are welcome, including stories about the last generation MacBooks.
posted by tcv on May 2, 2009 - 9 answers

Using physical encrypted disk in a VMWare Server virtual machine?

VMWare Server 1.0.8 on Ubuntu Linux 8.10 Host: Is it possible to use an encrypted disk on the host machine as a physical disk for a virtual machine? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy Zaga on Jan 18, 2009 - 7 answers

How well does ThinApp work?

Does anyone have experience in using ThinApp in a corporate environment? Does it end up being trouble or does it just work? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Dec 8, 2008 - 1 answer

How do i get a VM to share a local folder?

How do I get a vmware machine to mount a folder on it's host machine? [more inside]
posted by muddylemon on Sep 27, 2008 - 3 answers

VMWare: Web server on guest OS, accessed from Host?

VMWare Fusion as dev server: How can I set things up so I can access a web server running under the guest OS (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5) from the host machine? Bonus points if it can be done without plugging into an ethernet network. [more inside]
posted by weston on Sep 26, 2008 - 3 answers

Why aren't there universal 32->64 bit driver translator/emulators?

Why aren't there universal 32->64 bit driver translator/emulators? [more inside]
posted by Mokusatsu on Aug 23, 2008 - 9 answers

How to add a physical hard disk in VMWare Fusion?

How can I make VMWare Fusion recognize my additional (physical) hard disks? [more inside]
posted by charlesroper on Aug 20, 2008 - 8 answers

Going from an old PC to a new iMac, migration possible?

I'm finally retiring my dad's virus-laden PC running XP with a new iMac. Is there any way to migrate his old settings from the PC over to a VMWare instance of XP running on the iMac in case he must use a PC-only app after the upgrade to a new machine? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jul 23, 2008 - 9 answers

How do I manage my HOSTS/LMHOSTS file and/or better manage a virtual machine IP that changes?

How do I manage my HOSTS/LMHOSTS file and/or better manage a virtual machine IP that changes? [more inside]
posted by bertrandom on Jun 5, 2008 - 7 answers

Advice on running XP x64 through VMWare Server

XP Pro x64 Server + VMware Server + XP Pro x64 --- So my boss has this idea of running VMware Server on our server and backing up the VMware image nightly. His thought here, is that if the server craps out, all we have to do is re-install, copy over the VMware image and we are back in business. [more inside]
posted by B(oYo)BIES on May 28, 2008 - 12 answers

Make my OneNote dreams come true...

Will VMWare Fusion allow me to run Microsoft OneNote smoothly? [more inside]
posted by boubelium on May 7, 2008 - 6 answers

A phantom process was eating my CPU!

Has anyone ever heard of a Windows Server process called "daupbsvc.exe"? This was using a significant amount of processor time on a VMWare Windows 2003 server. Google and Microsoft return no results, as do all of the relevant support forums for the applications that server runs. [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Apr 30, 2008 - 8 answers

Virtual machine / disk image deployment?

Moving towards virtual machines for IT support at a business, and I have some questions. [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Apr 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Virtualized Network Problems

I'm having network problems with virtualized systems. I have Macs runnig OsX 10.4 with Parallels running XP. At random times, the network fails...kinda [more inside]
posted by nivekraz on Mar 28, 2008 - 9 answers

Looking for advice on running Windows in a virtual machine

Seeking advice on eliminating my existing Windows PC in favor of a virtual machine running on Linux. [more inside]
posted by rkent on Feb 21, 2008 - 21 answers

The super err will not be denied.

How do I figure out the source of my VM memory corruption issues, and can I fix them? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Feb 20, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me get OSX and Debian (under VMWare) playing nicely together for web development

Trying to set up a development environment on my Macbook (running latest Leopard). I have VMware fusion running Debian etch, set up perfectly with the requisite LAMP stack. The problem is, I'd like to have Debian's /var/www/ available to OSX for actual editing. I've tried setting up NFS, but to no avail (though I'm admittedly novice at this sysadmin stuff). [more inside]
posted by inkedmn on Jan 23, 2008 - 8 answers

Parallels Vs. VMware Fusion

I'm looking at purchasing a MacBook Pro for my job at a non-profit. I do web design and IT (as well as Accounting, which is what I'll need to keep running Windows XP for, and Outlook for the Exchange server). I'll install Bootcamp for XP, but much of the time, I will not want to reboot into XP. Would Parallels or VMware Fusion to a better job of meeting my needs? Does either one do a better job of running off the Bootcamp partition? [more inside]
posted by mac-way on Dec 13, 2007 - 14 answers

Running Windows on my space-constrained Macbook

I need some help with running Windows on my Mac. [more inside]
posted by dondiego87 on Nov 4, 2007 - 7 answers

WinXP Install CD Won't Boot! What gives?

Why will neither my computer nor VMware boot the Windows XP SP2 installation CD I got from my university? [more inside]
posted by goingonit on Oct 4, 2007 - 9 answers

Anyone with experiance in making MS Exchange work with SpamAssassin without having a Linux Box on hand?

I work at a small company with an Exchange server. We need OK spam protection. In an effort to move them to a more FOSS workcycle, I'm advocating SpamAssassin. Basically, I need it to work in our Windows Environment. [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Sep 20, 2007 - 7 answers

Teach me about Linux VM choices.

VMFilter: Talk to me about virtual machines on Ubuntu. [more inside]
posted by fogster on Sep 12, 2007 - 9 answers

Vmware Skeptic with Vista

Vmware Skeptic with Vista [more inside]
posted by strangej on Apr 20, 2007 - 6 answers

Cool stuff to do with bunch of unused computers?

I've got a bunch of HP DC7100 SFF Pentium 4 computers sitting on a table at work, left over from people who have migrated to using laptops as their primary workstations. Any ideas for cool stuff I could do with them? [more inside]
posted by lifeless on Mar 19, 2007 - 12 answers

Virtualization Recommendations

LAMPFilter: Which VPS solution (Virtuozzo, VMware, freeVPS, etc) is recommended for a small web-hosting company? [more inside]
posted by afx114 on Feb 16, 2007 - 6 answers

Getting OEM Windows to work with VMWare Server

Can I force an OEM copy of windows to install in VMWare server on top of linux on the PC the OEM windows copy came with? Failing that, is there a legal way to install a "normal" copy of XP pro (since I have a license? [more inside]
posted by gte910h on Oct 2, 2006 - 5 answers

Any suggestions for a good homebrew rig to run a VM on?

I'm looking to build a Virtual Machine friendly PC box. I'm hoping to spend no more then $600 on it to start (that will not include a moniter; I don't need one), but the key is to have it be quite expandable in the future (say 1 to 1.5 years). I don't need a lot of starting RAM, just enough to run one or two low demand VMs (one with XP on it). Any good suggestions for what I should look to buy (full specs please)? I assume I should be looking into the newer chips, right? Thank you!
posted by TrueVox on Sep 4, 2006 - 7 answers

Time to upgrade the server

I want to upgrade my linux server and run all of my services inside a VMWare instance, am I nuts? [more inside]
posted by beowulf573 on Aug 22, 2006 - 7 answers

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